One of the things that I do when I meet with couples to plan their engagement sessions is ask about their relationship- get to know them and their fun quirks. Then I try to come up with locations and images that will really reflect who they are.
Rusty works in theater, so we'll tell their tale as a play. Kind of.
Act I: Rusty and Marian describe their engagement in the most romantic of terms. Imagine Maid Marian from Robin Hood walking through the woods, discovering roses and scripture along a stream, and at the end stands her love awaiting to propose. How gallant and sweet! Not only did I want a woodsy feel to represent their proposal, but Marian lovingly described how much she feels safe and and comfortable with Rusty. I also wanted to show this heroic aspect of Rusty to Marian. So to Fort Bellefontaine we went to find some abandoned military buildings and lovely texture for their tender, sweet moments.