It was a hot but perfect day for Maumee Bay engagement photos and I loved this fun summer session with Ashley and Mike! Am I making you miss summer yet with all of these warm weather posts? I met Ashley and Mike at a bridal show earlier this year and instantly clicked with them! We ended up doing our consultation at Bar Louie and meeting up for drinks, which I always love to do when someone isn’t as into coffee. We chatted for hours and I learned more about these guys, how they met, and some details of their wedding. Speaking of their wedding, it’s taking place in July 2020 at Nazareth Hall!
Ashley envisioned a field for part of their engagement photos, so I scouted the perfect place ahead of time at Maumee Bay and we headed there first for some photos. The pair was so down for whatever and trusting of whatever I recommended and it paid off! The ground was slightly wet but Ashley knew she wanted some photos laying in the grass with the wildflowers and we waited until the very end of the first outfit so we could get those photos without being too dirty for the rest.
Then we were off to the beach for outfit number two and that sunset did nooootttttt disappoint. We got lots of photos on the beach at Maumee Bay and some photos along the large rocks. Ashley and Mike even ended the session by getting into the water for some more romantic photos. I love a daring couple up for anything! The session ended up in a splash fight and I loved capturing every moment of their love from start to finish – they have AMAZING chemistry! Cannot wait for July!
A cool thing about their engagement session was that we photographed it exactly one year before their wedding day. To celebrate, the couple went out for dinner before their session (which I always recommend doing before or after your session – you’re already dressed up!), which I thought was an awesome way to kick off the countdown!