I’ve known Natalie for several years and I must say, she seems fully alive and in love with Ryan. It’s absolutely adorable!
These two lovebirds met last year. They have a shared love for the great outdoors, and their relationship is full of wonderful outdoor adventures.
The bike you see in these photos has serious sentimental meaning for Natalie and Ryan. You see, back in the fall Natalie saw this bike for sale and loved it. However, Ryan talked her out of buying it because he was planning to go back and purchase it for use in the proposal! I’m sure you’re dying to hear the proposal story… so here it goes!
Natalie works at a Hospital and had the Christmas Eve shift. Her workday had been long and tiring, and filled with a tinge of disappointing knowing that she was missing out on her first Christmas Eve with Ryan and the rest of her family. Because she was working late, she knew she would be missing out on her favorite Christmas traditions. Being the romantic that he is, Ryan had different plans up his sleeve!
Unbeknownst to Natalie, when the early evening holiday hospital stress was at its highest, she was going to be given a quick break. Of course, this break was coordinated by Ryan and. A co-worker. Her co-worker wrapped her arm around Natalie and walked her outside. Where Ryan right was down on one knee, with her new bike and engagement ring! Although she was utterly confused, she said YES without a doubt in her mind! Lightheaded and beaming, her Christmas was shaping up to be better than she could have ever anticipated. After coming down from the cloud, she explained to Ryan that she has to get back to work. To her surprise, Ryan informed her she was now off work and it was time to head to a Christmas Eve Engagement party. A few weeks before the holiday, Ryan called Natalie’s boss and got permission for her to get off work a few hours early. Their friends and family were ready and waiting to celebrate! This was just the start of their life adventure.
You truly can see their radiance. The way Ryan makes Natalie laugh is precious. I’m so happy for them! They get married in April and I was disappointed to know I was already booked for their wedding date, but they are in good hands with another photographer. Luckily I had the joy of capturing their engagement photos!