Watch the intimate behind the scenes video!

As a Poconos Wedding Photographer, I am fortunate to meet many like-minded people.

I connect with couples like Shelby and Ryan, who enjoy a cold beer, a few laughs around a fire, and the company of family and friends. When first chatting with these guys over the phone, I knew we would have an amazing Poconos engagement shoot together, and Shelby was already coming up with her ideas for a dream shoot. Ryan is the easygoing type that in a situation like engagement photos, will take Shelby’s lead. And let me tell you…he was all in…literally!

Quick backstory on these two:

They met in a college art class and for a first date took a walk on the boardwalk and ended the night sitting on the beach, talking, and getting to know one another. The couple started dating in 2012 and say their favorite date has been a romantic weekend getaway to Niagara Falls. Memorial day of this year, Ryan surprised Shelby by asking for her hand in marriage. They were up in the Poconos to celebrate the holiday so Ryan knew he had to make it perfect. He lit up the driveway for a dramatic feel, spread rose petals all over the floor in the house and hung hundreds of photos of their dating life on the walls, all lit by candlelight. Shelby said YES, and cried.

When asked about their wedding, Shelby and Ryan are most excited to spend the day with their closest friends and family, to party, and to show off some moves on the dance floor.

I can not wait!

But until then, check out THESE photos