Ryan and Madison’s engagement session was at the gorgeous Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. We had so much fun getting to know them and their sweet dog Mia. From the rolling countryside to the white picket fences and golden light it was a magical place to celebrate their engagement. Mia especially made it fun with her sweet and fun personality. We are so excited about their wedding next summer at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, Kentucky.
Madison had recently moved to Lexington and started working at Reno’s, a local bar/restaurant. Ryan works for a local car dealership in Morehead and decided to stop by Reno’s for dinner one night after work. Madison and Ryan struck up a conversation about something they both loved to do, RzR riding. Ryan showed her a picture and told her all about the good spots she should go. Madison thinking Ryan was cute decided to follow him on Instagram. A few days later Ryan sent Madison a friend request on Facebook. Madison being busy didn’t make the connection at first until she saw Ryan again at the restaurant. Ryan decided to visit Reno’s for lunch for about two weeks every day. She accepted his friend request and he sent her a message shortly after. For their first date, they went out to a local Mexican restaurant followed by a haunted house. Madison being petrified of haunted houses was convinced to go. The whole night Madison remembers holding onto the back of his shirt and stepping on his feet. It was the perfect excuse to stay close the whole night.
Madison and Ryan decided to join Ryan’s family for a vacation at Navarre Beach. Ryan’s mom hid the ring in her luggage and kept it safe while they were at the condo. Madison and Ryan’s mom planned to take family photos on the beach on their last day. This was when Ryan planned to propose but he couldn’t wait that long. While the whole family was in the living room Ryan went into his mom’s room desperately trying to search for the ring. His mom went to find Ryan and told him that she had it safe. Ryan informed his mom that he had waited long enough and wanted to propose that night. So Ryan’s mom secretly let the family know what was going to happen and suggested that they all go for a walk on the beach for sunset. Madison was a little confused not knowing where Ryan was or why he hadn’t talked to her since they got to the condo. Ryan started walking towards the water while his brother and stepdad made funny jokes to distract Madison from seeing his mom taking a video. Ryan called Madison over to the ocean where he was standing. He pointed down to the sand by her feet where it was written, “Will you marry me?” Tears began to roll down Ryan’s cheeks as he got down on one knee. Madison said, “Hurry put it on my finger.” After she realized what had happened and her heart was back in rhythm she double checked to say, “Yes!” We are so excited to share some of our favorite photos from their engagement session. Check back next June to see the rest of their love story unfold.
Engagement Session Location: Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, KY
Engagement Photos by Kevin and Anna Photography