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Brian + Emily | Engaged | A Capitol Square + Edna Park Conservatory Engagement Session.

April 22, 2015

As we sat across the dinner table from these two, chatting about our families, our jobs, + marriage, I couldn’t help but think to myself, “My goodness, they are SO perfect for one another.” The way they would finish each other’s sentences, or help the other recall a memory from the past, it was so natural + authentic. Plus, it felt like we had been friends for decades, + Caleb + I left feeling so encouraged by their genuine kindness + zeal for life.

Brian + Emily came up from Chicago this past weekend to have their engagement session with us! Emily is a private investigator (she is as awesome as she sounds) + spent a lot of time working in DC before moving back to Chicago. As a result, she loves Madison’s Capitol building because of how much it looks like the Nation’s Capitol + I mean, what better place to have your engagement session!? The results are incredible. B+E looked AMAZING + their photos at the Square are just so timeless. I love it!!! 

We finished the session at a local Conservation Park where we these two wanted to bring out their love for traveling! Think maps, globes, travel books, etc.! Together they have already been to several states + countries, + they only plan to continue their journey of adventure together (husband + wife style) as they explore the endless beauty of the world <3 Man, I just love their passion for life (+ each other)!!! 

Their joy is undeniable–I couldn’t have asked them to take a “serious” photo if I tried!! Holding each other resulted in smiles + happiness that is absolutely captivating. Enjoy some of our favorites from our time with Brian + Emily!! And have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Love, love, love!!!

Absolutely gorgeous, Emily!!!!!

Love these ones!!!!

And a couple more favorites right here!! These shots are so classy you two!!!

One of our favorites spots in Madison for amazing coffee + crepes!! Bradbury’s Coffee : )

I just love Emily’s ring!!! 

A little fun fact!!: All of the books in the image below are places Brian + Emily have been to together (or are going to be going to–the Caribbean on their honeymoon)!! 

One of my favorites!!!!!


  1. Elizabeth Fenzel

    April 22nd, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    OBSESSED WITH THESE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS! Stellar job shooting some our great friends! You both look outstanding! Love to both of you, Brian & Emily! 🙂

  2. Maison Engel

    April 22nd, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you SO much, Elizabeth!!

  3. Judy Puckett

    April 22nd, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Gorgeous couple…..My little Tea/Ballerina friend and her Special Friend. Love and God bless you both. Gma J.

  4. Sandy Blevins

    April 22nd, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Lovely pictures! Lovely couple. Nolan was so excited to see these photos. We are so happy for you and loving celebrating every moment on your journey to Mr. & Mrs.!!

  5. Maison Engel

    April 22nd, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you, Sandy!! Brian + Emily are so blessed with the most wonderful family + friends!

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