Yesterday’s weather was practically winter here in DC [though I guess we should consider ourselves lucky, because parts of PA got SNOW]. It’s warmed up a bit, but this gorgeous Maryland engagement session from Leo Druker Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights] will be sure to nip that cold in the butt completely. Lauren & Dave’s engagement session on Tilghman Island, outside the Eastern Shore, is full of gorgeous light and lots of warmth & love.

The couple explains why they chose Tilghman Island as their engagement shoot location:

Dave’s family has owned a house on Tilghman Island ever since he was little.  He spent a lot of vacation time and holidays there as a child.  While Dave and Lauren were dating, they often could not find time to spend alone with just the two of them because of roommates and friends and exciting lives in DC.  They went to the “Maryland house” (as Dave calls it) several times to get away from everyone and spend some time alone.  These days at Tilghman Island were filled with kayaking, swimming, exploring St. Michael’s, doing puzzles, and making dinner, so shooting there was perfect.

Lauren & Dave’s Tilghman Island, Eastern Shore MD Engagement Session

A bit about the couple:

Dave is originally from Atlanta, GA, but grew up in Philadelphia, Hong Kong, England, and then back to Philadelphia.  He graduated with a Masters in Engineering from Cornell in 2009.  He loves to play sports, watch sports, read, and hang out with friends.

Lauren is originally also from Atlanta, GA, where she spent most of her childhood and also went to college.  Lauren graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2010.  She loves to run, play with her two cats, and hang out with friends.

How they met:

Dave and Lauren met in the Summer of 2010 through some mutual friends at work.  The two were introduced at a happy hour at Chevy’s.  After a courtship period involving work lunches at Korean BBQ restaurants, kickball at the Washington monument, and nights out in DC, they got engaged one year later.

Click inside for the rest of the pictures from Dave & Lauren’s Tilghman Island, Eastern Shore Maryland engagement session by Leo Druker Photography and the couples proposal story!

How he proposed:

Dave flew in to see Lauren in DC for the weekend from his temporary work assignment in Los Angeles.  He had had the ring in his possession for all of 24 hours, and was extremely nervous about losing the ring in security, or in the airport, or on the plane.

By the time he saw Lauren on her lunch break, he was a nervous wreck!  They went out to lunch, and when they got back to Lauren’s apartment, he immediately dropped to one knee in the kitchen.

He said a lot of very romantic things, and of course, Lauren said yes!

Congratulations you two!! Best of luck with your wedding planning. A special thanks again to Leo Druker Photography & Two Bright Lights for making this Maryland engagement feature possible!




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