Valerie & Jonathan’s Disney Inspired Engagement

Disney Inspired Engagement

Valerie and Jonathan met me out at Kraft Azalea for their Disney inspired engagement.  Lovers of all things Disney, especially Beauty and the Beast, Valerie brought along a few magical props to incorporate into their session.

An Online Match!

Like many of our couples,, online dating has opened up doors to meeting ‘the one.’  For Valerie and Jonathan, the two found one another online when Valerie’s best friend Elaina encouraged Valerie to sign up online as possibly she would meet someone, which as fate might have she was right!  Jonathan’s mom had also encouraged him to sign up, so as Valerie explains, “if it wasn’t for those two people, Jonathan and I would have never met!”

Inviting Valerie out for a first date, which also just so happened to be Jonathan’s birthday party, she was a little nervous being ins such a large group of those that she didn’t know, while trying to get to know him.  Thinking that not much would come of a second date, the tables soon turned when Jonathan asked her out quite soon after to another date, but this time just the two of them.  Meeting up, the two enjoyed a round of mini golf and dinner, and afterwards Jonathan invited Valerie to meet his mom.  He clearly knew right from the beginning that she was the one!

Supporting One Another

Falling in love with Valerie from first sight came naturally, and soon after Jonathan also fell in love with her ambition and passion in life.  Supporting her in her love for Disney, Jonathan enjoys walking through life with a girl who is so full of joy, career oriented, and is the perfect balance to his more quiet demeanor.  For Valerie, she loves who Jonathan is as a person.  From genuinely caring about those around him, even animals like the little squirrel that looks for a bite of food at his lunch spot everyday, to overtipping at restaurants.  As Valerie explains, “he doesn’t care about material things and is happy with what he has in life.  I love that every morning he makes me coffee and kisses me goodby before I head to work.”

A Magical Proposal

Just a few months ago, two to be exact, Jonathan proposed to Valerie on December 8th at Universal Studios in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Enjoying their visit that also included their families, Valerie was completely shocked and overjoyed when he knelt to one knee to ask for her hand in marriage near a picturesque Christmas tree location before entering the whimsy of Harry Potter.  Of course, Valerie said, “yes!” and the two celebrated throughout the day with her family.  As Valerie reminisces, “Jonathan always knew having my whole family and his family around when he proposed was important to me.”

Looking forward to capturing these two tie the knot this coming January at St. John’s Catholic Church!

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