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Zach & Stefanie | A Romantic Engagement Session at The Wisconsin Historical Society & Picnic Point in Madison, Wisconsin.

October 13, 2016

Their love is so tender, so sweet, so pure. It was love at first sight when we met these two during their initial Skype call months ago + I’m convinced it’s impossible not to fall in love with them if you know them. They are such gentle, LOVING, + kind people. I don’t think either of them could hurt a fly if they tried! We have been waiting to get them in front of our cameras to document this tenderness + OH my goodness, our time with them was nothing short of magical!! I cannot wait for you to meet Zach + Stefanie : )

These two started dating seven years ago when they were both still in high school (I’m telling you, I’m not lying about this high school sweetheart thing — we seriously get to photograph so many high school sweethearts!!). They had mutual friends even though Zach was a year older than Stefanie. When they had an Econ class together at school, he couldn’t take it any longer + knew he had to ask her out : ) She said “yes” — and it wouldn’t be the last time she said “yes’!!

In June, on their way to Latvia for a wedding, they stopped in Paris to spend some time in the extremely romantic City of Lights. On the day of the proposal, Zach, who is normally extremely calm + even-keeled, was acting very weird + nervous (which Stefanie now recognizes looking back on the whole experience)!! She quickly found out why when he got down on one knee + asked her the biggest question of his life, “Will you marry me?” The answer was nothing but a YES + the two were able to enjoy the rest of their European adventure together as not just boyfriend + girlfriend, but FIANCÉS!! So special + something they will undoubtedly never forget : )

There are so many favorites from their session + like I said, I just can’t wait to share them with you today!! ENJOY + I hope everyone has an incredible weekend! xoxo!

Love these!! You two <3

Just gorgeous you two!! Your amazing personalities shine right through this photo to me!!

This last set just makes my heart all mushy gushy … <3


  1. Mike DeQuardo

    October 13th, 2016 at 11:57 am


  2. Maison Engel

    October 13th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks again, Mike! 🙂 Can’t wait to meet you!

  3. Dena Uselmann

    October 13th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    So lovely<3Brought some sentimental girls at work to tears.

  4. Maison Engel

    October 13th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Awww! Love it, Dena!!! Thank you!

  5. Mike DeQuardo

    October 13th, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    And one father.

  6. Jamie brost

    October 13th, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Stef, I can’t wait to stand by your side as you marry this man. Ugh you two are just the best and I’m so lucky to call you my best friend.

  7. Maison Engel

    October 13th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    This is so sweet, Jamie!! Can’t wait to meet you!

  8. Mary DeBusk

    October 14th, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Stef, all the pictures are wonderful….Your so beautiful ! Congrats ! . Miss u !

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