Lake Louisa

Bailey & Zachary’s Lake Louisa Engagement – Captured by Samantha

Lake Louisa Engagement

Bailey and Zack met me out at beautiful Lake Louisa for their Spring engagement.  Recent rains brought the lush nature preserve back to shades of green, which were the perfect backdrop to my couple’s pastel attire.

A silly little dance…

My sweethearts story began on May 21st of 2015 when Bailey had come home from college for the summer.  Excited to spend time with family and catch up with friends, Bailey’s friend Peyton invited her out to go country line dancing at Mavericks, a local dancing bar.  Being her silly self, Zack first laid eyes on her when she was doing a goofy dance and immediately fell in love with her free spirit.  Approaching Bailey, he introduced himself, and after spending the entire night chatting at the bar, exchanged numbers.  Two weeks later, the two wen on their first date at the Waffle House followed by putt-putt golf and of course a sweet treat of slurpees after.  It was the perfect laid back date to really be able to get to know one another better, and opened the door to many more dates to come.

Falling in love with how much Bailey cares for other people, Zack explains that Bailey “has a natural caring spirit and helps people however and whenever.”  For Bailey, the way Zack makes her laugh and brings joy to every day is what she fell in love with.  As Bailey explains, Zack “can always make me smile even after I have had a bad day.  He is someone that will always crack a joke to cheer everybody up.”  Oh and it doesn’t hurt that he has some killer moves on the dance floor!

A birthday surprise or proposal?

From start to finish, Zack planned his entire proposal to Bailey.  Asking for assistance from his father, Zack’s dad “planned” a surprise party with Bailey for Zack’s birthday.  While Bailey was believing the whole time that she was planning Zack’s surprise party, in all actuality she was inadvertently inviting their closest family and friends to be a part of her upcoming proposal.  When Zack’s birthday party day arrived, Bailey was so excited to bring him into the restaurant where their friends and family were waiting.  Playing it cool and being great actors, the group even yelled “surprise” when the two walked in.  Dad helped out further by handing Zack a suit jacket, which the ring was tucked inside safely in one of the pockets.  Grabbing Bailey’s hand, Zack got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage.  Completely in shock and overjoyed, Bailey responded with, “of course!”

Another surprise to Zack’s proposal to Bailey was the ring.  Having begun his hunt for the perfect ring back in March of 2018, Zack quickly found the perfect ring that reminded him of Bailey.  As he explains, “I just had a gut feeling that this was “the ring.”  From the floral inspiration of it, to the beautiful design, it was the perfect ring for his perfect proposal!

Looking forward to our team capturing Bailey and Zack tie the knot this coming March in St. Johns, Florida!

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