The three of us spent Saturday morning laughing our way through Glen Echo Park. I couldn't think of a better way to spend a weekend morning. Even though it was so early (we were up with the sun!) these two brightened the day with their easy going smiles and soft, rolling laughs.
Hearing these two talk about meeting each other for the first time is so sweet. Meghan said she knew immediately Ryan would be a special person in her life... she just didn't know how special. The more time they spent together, the more it became clear to them that they were made for each other :)
Meghan and Ryan got engaged a few months ago and will be tying the knot this fall in Richmond, Virginia. They chose Glen Echo Park as the location of their engagement photos because it is where they had their first date. I loved walking around the park, hearing them reminisce about old times, and dream about the life ahead that they will share.
I want to thank everyone who helped make this session possible, including the entire Silver Spring community, and those who donated to the Community Wellness Fund Inspired by Bethany Meissner.
For those who don't know, my good friend Bethany was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. Part of her care plan involves acupuncture and massage, but insurance doesn't always cover those treatments. To help ease some of the burden, Third Space Wellness and I partnered to establish a fund that helps Bethany and her husband Jarrod, and gives back to the community.
When TSW and I partnered on this project, we had no idea what we'd get. The generosity of Silver Spring blew whatever expectations out of the water! The fund raised well over $5,000, and triggered tons of community give backs, including this photo shoot! You see, for every $3,000 raised, I promised to donate a photo session to a family of Bethany and Jarrod's choice. I couldn't have picked a lovelier couple! Meghan and Ryan were so easy to work with and so clearly in love! Most special, they are part of the community of friends and neighbors who share life, joy, trials, tribulations, laughter, and love with Bethany and Jarrod.
I wish these two the best as they begin a new chapter in life, and can't wait to see what weeks, months, and years of love and laughter bring! Congrats, you two!