Say hi to Belen + Chris, the other winners of our engagement session giveaway we hosted on Facebook and Instagram a few months back. I actually knew Belen prior to this contest and met her during my college years through some mutual friends, but hadn’t seen her for some time. Since she was recently engaged at the time, she entered the giveaway. A lot of people voted on her entry and they ended up winning! It was great to catch up and see her so happy!
Belen + Chris got engaged this past January when Chris took her to New York to celebrate New Year’s. Belen kept asking to go to Central Park and Chris had to keep telling her no. She was getting a little frustrated. But little did she know, he had already planned the perfect proposal; she just kept asking to go on the wrong day! When they finally made it, Chris had arranged a carriage ride through the park. The driver kept pointing out areas where movies were filmed. As they pulled up to the Cherry Hill Fountain, he told them it was an ideal spot for pictures. Chris handed his phone to the carriage driver who filmed the entire proposal. Great thinkin’ Chris!
I shot Belen + Chris’s engagement session in two locations. We started at the Gettysburg College football stadium; Chris’s old stomping grounds! He actually used to coach football here so it was an ideal relaxed and fun first stop.
Next up was Hauser Winery. If you’ve never been here, you are missing out on a fantastic infinite view. The winery sits on top of a hill with a full view of Gettysburg below. Belen + Chris walked down to the vineyards with a blanket, wine and glasses in hand, a perfect way to end our evening. After they enjoyed a glass, we traveled down the lawn in front of the vineyards for a little playful dancing! I know being in front of the camera can be a bit intimidating, but the dancing definitely brought out their playful side. Chris twirled Belen around and finished the dance by bringing her in for an unprompted hug. How sweet!!!
We finished the session by heading back to the front of the tasting room. It has the most beautiful stone work on the outside that we just couldn’t pass up. The last shots here are some of my favorites from this location. Belen + Chris were so relaxed and focused on each other, it was like there was no one else around!
Belen + Chris, I had so much fun spending the day with you and getting to witness your love for each other. Wishing you so much happiness and I know your wedding will be every bit as lovely as the two of you!