Federal Hill Engagement || Megan + Alex
On one fateful Halloween eve years ago, Megan and Alex’s paths changed course as Megan (dressed as a nerd) realized she was falling for Alex (dressed as an airline pilot) at a Halloween party. Megan + Alex met at Loyola University and had been part of a large friend group for a while before they began dating. Two and a half months after their first date, they went to Virginia Beach to visit Megan’s grandparents. As a close family, Megan and her extended relatives gather there every Thanksgiving to share life, great meals, and stories with one another. On the third Thanksgiving of Megan + Alex’s relationship, Alex would solidify his place in the family when he brought a deep fryer and cooked the family turkey with everyone watching. Talk about pressure. It must have gone well because he’s cooked the turkey every year since! This past Thanksgiving he took an even bigger step into the family when he brought a diamond ring along on the trip. After golfing with Megan’s father & uncle in the morning to ask permission, Alex convinced Megan to go on an evening stroll along the beach before dinner on their last night there. Megan laughs now that she should have been suspicious because he wasn’t wearing sweatpants, but she didn’t have any idea what was coming. As they were walking, two dolphins were swimming nearby out in the water (cue the AWE). Alex hugged her, grabbed both of her hands, and proposed. Megan said yes!
These two met me on Federal Hill at sunrise – and I mean the cold kind of beautiful sunrise. They were so awesome and positive! We used it as an excuse for them to cuddle up for some sweet photos as the sun lifted higher. Megan + Alex make each other laugh and have such a great time together, making it so easy to capture their fun + sweetness!