Raymond and Stephanie. Engaged.
Gorgeous couple! Thank you so much for laying on the ground for me! I just LOVE the colors in this image!
Stephanie’s beautiful ring. <3
Session fave! I love the playfulness of this photo. I think this needs to be printed BIG!
Wishing you both a lifetime filled with joy and laughter. Of course LOVE, too, but I think you have that part covered!
Some fun facts about this lovely couple…
When and where is your wedding?
May 30th. The wedding will be at the boathouse at confluence park.
How did you meet?
Stephanie: Bumble a little over 2 years ago. When we met for our first date, I could see that he was very nervous, I was too. But we talked for hours and the time went by so fast I was surprised it was so late.
Raymond: We met on bumble and after talking for a week or two decided to meet where we carried a conversation for hours.
Tell us about your proposal!
Stephanie: It was exactly 2 years to the day from our first date. We had a nice dinner with his dad at our condo watching football. I wasn’t really expecting anything, pandemic and all, and then he comes downstairs (after his dad left of course), he seemed a bit nervous, and pulled out the most beautiful ring. He asked me to be his wife. And I said yes obviously!
Raymond: The proposal wasn’t anything crazy with everything going on, but I had the ring since August (Since I already knew she was the one) and I tried to pick the best time to give her the ring and I finally decided that our 2 year meetaversary was the right time.
What’s your favorite thing about your significant other?
Stephanie: Ray is the most caring and thoughtful guy. He is always looking out for me and taking care of me. With the pandemic I am working late, he makes dinner. He is just the nicest, sweetest guy.
Raymond: I love how caring, happy, and overall fun to be around Stephanie is, she always brightens my day.
What makes you guys unique?
Stephanie: We will always be a pandemic couple. He moved in with me right when the quarantine started. We got engaged, and will be married all during this pandemic. Yes we met before the pandemic started, but all the big milestones happened during pandemic. It made us stronger.
Raymond: We are a little weird and we are 100% ok with that!
How did you find Crystal Jo?
Stephanie: Ray’s mom sent us to you. You took her pictures for her engagement and wedding. She had so many wonderful things to say about you. And she was right! Thank you for a great photo shoot!
Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.