My Brother's Engagement Session

 

Last fall I shared my brother's proposal and now I wanted to share their autumn engagement session. We had a gorgeous fall afternoon to shoot at some great locations they picked out and even found some yellow leaves for their nod to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Autumn Columbus Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Dayton Engagement Session Photographer | AndreaBelleStudios.com
https://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/parks/McFerson-Commons-Park/

Josh and Bethany both share the same birthday, how cool is that? We all love her and are excited to welcome her to our (huge) family!

Dayton Engagement Session Photographer | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Dayton Engagement Session Photographer | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pittsburgh Steelers Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pittsburgh Steelers Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pittsburgh Steelers Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pittsburgh Steelers Engagement Session Kiss | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pittsburgh Steelers Engagement Session | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pittsburgh Steelers Engagement Session Kiss | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus City Engagement Session Photographer | AndreaBelleStudios.com

Toward the end of the session we wound up at McFerson Commons Park, and this legendary arch. The arch took me back to my first wedding and the pictures we did there almost a decade ago. Wow! How did that go so fast?

I've loved photographing my brother and new sister, but am excited to attend their wedding as a guest this summer! Going to a wedding without my apron and cameras rarely happens, so I enjoy it when I can!

-Andrea

 

Christmas Proposal Photography in Dayton | Andrea Belle Studios

 
Christmas Proposal | AndreaBellStudios.com
Christmas Proposal | Dayton Ohio Fraze Pavilion | AndreaBellStudios.com
Christmas Proposal | Dayton Ohio Fraze Pavilion | AndreaBellStudios.com
Christmas Proposal | Dayton Ohio Fraze Pavilion | AndreaBellStudios.com
Christmas Proposal | Dayton Ohio Fraze Pavilion | AndreaBellStudios.com
Christmas Proposal | Dayton Ohio Fraze Pavilion | AndreaBellStudios.com
Christmas Proposal | Dayton Ohio Fraze Pavilion | AndreaBellStudios.com
Christmas Proposal | Dayton Ohio Fraze Pavilion | AndreaBellStudios.com
Christmas Proposal | Dayton Ohio Fraze Pavilion | AndreaBellStudios.com

David and Lucia were engaged just days before Christmas. I was fortunate to be available to photograph their proposal, surrounded by their close family & friends. It's thrilling to be part of the surprise and momentum of secretly waiting for the moment when their lives will change!

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all a Merry & Bright 2017!

-Andrea

 

Surprise Proposal | Scioto Mile Park in Columbus Ohio

 
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com

My "little" brother Josh texted me a couple weeks ago that he was planning to propose to his girlfriend Bethany. He lives in Columbus and made plans to ask her at sunset on the Rich Street Bridge. 

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge

Josh also arranged for a drone to capture the proposal & invited a small crowd of family + friends to celebrate afterwards together. After a Chemistry lecture, my sons and I headed to Columbus to check out the area around Scioto Mile. The weather had cooled a bit and it was a beautiful day to be outside. We joined our family to "wait for the signal" with Bethany's friend Becky. "Waiting for the signal" meant crouching behind a pillar while we tracked my brother on Becky's iPhone. We waited for Josh & Bethany to walk toward the deer. Yes, DEER. I was confused by these instructions, until I saw the deer he was referencing:

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com

I laughed when I went through the images and saw my older brother driving by. It happened so fast I didn't know I had a picture until I processed the images later.

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge

Josh wrapped his arm around Bethany (the signal) and the drone moved in.

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com

She said yes!

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com

I didn't bring light stands so I had my mom & my Damian hold up my flashes when I needed them.

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement Columbus Skyline | AndreaBelleStudios.com

My mom snapped this one of my brother Josh & I. You can see my little shadow, my son Damian, behind me. :)

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com

Being there to witness the proposal was great because we could all meet for dinner to continue sharing stories & celebrating. We are really excited to welcome Bethany into our family!

-Andrea

Here is the video from the drone footage by Ashton Onesko from Prestige Pro Photo- this is such a neat perspective!