Radiant Winter Engagement Session by Mariya Stecklair Photography
Mariya Stecklair Photography gracefully captured the true beauty behind love and nature all mixed into one amazing engagement session! Jen and Bill are truly a radiant couple and their photos show nothing less than never-ending smiles, authentic happiness, and romance. Norristown Farm Park was the leading location on this crisp Winter day, and certainly an excellent choice for setting the tone. With the help and guidance of their talented photographer Mariya Stecklair, this couple created a beautiful time to celebrate their undeniable love for one another!
From the Bride-to-be: “My Fiance Bill and I met while working at Trader Joe’s. I was working there part time in addition to my full time job. He had just moved back to the area after spending 8 years in LA and worked at TJ’s while looking at going to grad school. We worked together and lightly flirted for a couple weeks before he gave me a joke business card with a handwritten message and his phone number. Shortly after we went on our first date and have been inseparable ever since.”
“He is an amazing person who has overcome family tragedy and personal health issues, yet remains fiercely optimistic. He is extremely intelligent, has a thirst for knowledge, and shows passion in everything he does. Those are the traits that I love most about him.”
“He proposed to me on Christmas morning. It was right around the time that I was looking to get a new phone, so when I opened his present and saw an iPhone box, I almost yelled at him for getting me a present that was too expensive. Then when I opened the box, there was a wooden ring box where there should have been a phone. That is when he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him.”
“The vision I had for our engagement photos was just to capture the feeling of our relationship. We are both laid back and love simplicity. We share an appreciation for fashion and visually stunning surroundings, but not frills or distractions. Mariya was a big help in choosing the location and capturing the essence of our relationship. The natural surroundings really spoke to our easy-going personalities, but her eye for composition and lighting gave us the stylized touch we desired.”
“Wedding planning has been fun and surprisingly relaxed so far. We have had a nice, long engagement, so we have been able to space out the tasks. Our family has been an incredible help. We would not have been able to dream up such a beautiful event if it were not for them, and I am so grateful. I cannot wait until June when we get to celebrate with our family and friends and I get to marry the love of my life!”
From the Photographer: “It was a brisk but beautiful day when I got the chance to photograph this lively young couple for their engagement session at Norristown Farm Park near Blue Bell, PA. The setting was unique – just like these two beautiful people. The entire park simply glowed with radiant light. The day was perfect. Perfect for this gorgeous bride-to-be and her stylish fiance. They met at work a few years back and their connection grew to result in their lovely engagement. Even in their joking ways during our afternoon shoot, it was clear that these two adored each other through their gazes and hugs. He only had eyes for her and these memories will be theirs forever. This was the session that made me realize how truly blessed I was to capture such a union and how lucky I am to call myself a photographer.”