Edgewater State Park has always been one of my favorite places to take photos on Lake Erie. We have had several couple sessions and wedding party photos here but we’ve never been on the beach near sunset… so needless to say this engagement session is one of my favorites because the photos are so beautiful! Now enough about Edgewater Park… let’s talk about Jessica and Mike.
Jessica and Mike first met about in 2016 through a mutual friend, after Mike saw a photo of Jessica on her Instagram. Their first date was at Alley Cat Oyster Bar followed by a walk in Rocky River Park. They love to spend time with family, friends and theirdog Percy. They both played sports growing up and now love watching Cleveland teams together. They both are laid back with a big sense of humor.. which can be seen in their photos. They always joke that they are the same person.. Mike is the boy version of Jessica and Jessica is the girl version of Mike.
So how did he propose?
In Chicago! He was going to propose on Friday night but couldn’t wait so he popped the question the night before. Mike knew Jessica wanted a private proposal so he popped the question in their hotel room with a gorgeous Chicago skyline behind them!
I always ask my couples what they love about each other.. here are their responses:
What does Mike love about her?
Jessica is beautiful, smart, witty and has a great sense of style and sense of humor. She’s my best friend.
What does Jessica love about him?
Mike is the sweetest and most nurturing man on the planet. He knows how to calm me down when I’m stressed and has no problem putting up with my career choice and work schedule. He’s extremely supportive and such a great listener. And dang, he’s good looking.
Here’s a sneak peek of some more of their engagement session:
Jessica and Mike were such an awesome couple to photograph Even though they claimed to not know what to do in front of a camera, they were naturals, as you can tell by their photos. We cannot wait for their wedding this December!