Lake Eola Engagement

Heather & Jon’s Lake Eola Engagement

Heather McMillen and her hubby to be Jon Sandusky celebrated their upcoming wedding with a gorgeous engagement shoot at Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida. When we were first brainstorming of the perfect location, Heather had to think of what represented her and Jon the most. She knew that Lake Eola would be perfect as the two bike their often on the weekends and at night to walk around the lake and feed the swans. Lake Eola is definitely a must see when visiting Orlando. It truly captures what our beautiful city has to offer from showing off the beauty of our wildlife to the grand buildings towering over.

The two actually met in Jacksonville, North Carolina at a mutual friend’s birthday dinner party. Heather was visiting to celebrate, but had actually just moved back to her hometown of Orlando. Jon was living in Jacksonville at the time as a Marine on active duty. Their time together at the party was incredible. Both got along perfectly and had similar interests, plans for their future, and of course great friends. Unfortunately after the party ended it was the last Heather thought she would see of Jon, but her friend Dana Cronkhite who noticed how perfectly they looked together thought otherwise. During another trip back to visit, Dana planned out a date between Heather and Jon, but didn’t let either one of them know!

Both were in complete shock and not interested in a long distance relationship. However, they were interested in one another, which won out in the long run. Talking as friends, led to dating, and to Jon moving to Orlando.

On June 13th of 2014, Jon popped the big question at Eddie V’s restaurant in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando. Jon had planned out an amazing evening at a gorgeous restaurant for his special girl. After ordering appetizers Jon started snapping tons of pictures on his phone of the restaurant, which needless to say is very unlike him (he doesn’t even know his Facebook password anymore!). As their waitress passed by he asked her if she could snap a quick picture of the two of them. Unbeknownst to Heather, he had the ring hidden in his sock, yes his sock, and as he came around to the side of the table by Heather he dropped to one knee, pulled out the ring, and asked for her hand in marriage. Everyone in the restaurant stopped in awe, and in that moment Heather knew that she had finally found the man of her dreams. Looking forward to capturing these two tie the knot in August!

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Comments

  1. Author

    What a beautiful day it was in Lake Eola for a beautiful engagement. Looking forward to capturing these two tie the knot!

  2. Lake Eola looks like a beautiful location for a fun engagement shoot! The green year round in Orlando is so awesome. This is a beautiful couple, and they look like they had a blast with you during their engagement session!

    1. Author

      I couldn’t agree more Brenden! Thank you for your comment!

  3. gorgeous ring and such a happy couple! That is going to be one gorgeous bride! The bikes where such a cute idea as well, you are so creative!

  4. What a great engagement session. I can see so many of these blown up huge on walls. Gorgeous! Orlando is so lucky to have you.

  5. Samantha, these photos are STUNNING! There is nothing but pure perfection in every. single. shot! You’ve captured their love for each other so sublimely — and Ms. Heather is going to be a stunning bride! Gorgeous engagement photography!

    1. Author

      Thank you so much Lauren for your incredibly sweet comment!

  6. What a great story!!! It’s like the plot of a movie 🙂 I love that they chose a location that was special to them. That will make these photos that much more precious to them! Fantastic job on this gorgeous Engagement Session! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

    1. Author

      Thank you Kathy! I love writing up the love story of my couples. Thank you for your sweet comment!

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