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I cannot believe how beautiful of a day we got in February for Nataly and Yuri’s engagement session! We had their session date scheduled for a few days later but saw that rain was coming, so we rescheduled for this perfectly sunny day. Princeton Battlefield State Park was such an amazing backdrop for this adorable, goofy, wild duo and their spunky
Nataly and Yuri met a few years back when Yuri was the owner of a Crossfit gym. There was an Ad on Facebook, for a 6-week body loss challenge. Nataly wanted to do something good for herself at the time, so she told one of her close friends to join with her and she was all for it! To start, there was an initial interview process. Her friend scheduled hers first and came back to Nataly telling her how cute the coach is and that Nat
About a week into the program, Nataly texted Yuri to talk about some back pain she was experiencing, and that was the start of it all! They would constantly text each other all night and when they would see each other, they would smile but not make anything obvious. They started hanging out after class, as well and seeing each other on weekends more often. The only person who knew what was going on was Nataly’s friend, so during class
Nataly says, “The proposal was totally unexpected! I didn’t even know it was happening while he was down on one knee! He proposed a day after my birthday. I was very sick on that weekend and he want to treat me to breakfast in bed. He woke me up and told me to get ready a little since he wanted to record himself treating me to the best breakfast. I laughed at him and didn’t take him seriously. All I kept thinking was “There’s no way I’m showing anyone this video.” I prepped a little and sat on the bed waiting for my coffee and food. He came in to plan out where he is going to put the tray of food and if everything looked good for him. A few minutes later, he comes in with a tray and two plates covered. He’s recording and sets the phone on the window and starts presenting his meals. He uncovers the first plate and goes ‘first plate, your favorite eggs and bacon.’ I wow-ed his meal to play along with what’s happening. He then goes to the second plate and goes ‘now for dessert’ and uncovers a small box. I look at it, a little confused and he then goes on one knee… still a little confused. He opens it and asks me, “will you marry me.” All that came out of my mouth was, “shut up, are you serious?” I didn’t even say yes before I jumped into his arms and started kissing him. He put the ring on and I just couldn’t believe it. I just kept shaking. It was the best surprise ever.” They sent me the video, and it was absolutely adorable! I had tears in my eyes as I watched it!!
Nataly and Yuri, you two have a bond and connection that is so beautiful – I love seeing how happy you make each other! I am so excited to be your photographer and can’t wait for your big day in just a few months! It’s going to be absolutely stunning!!! Congratulations, lovebirds! Love you two! Xoxo
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