Carina and Jon’s Maryland engagement photos at the Shrine of Saint Anthony was a perfect reflection of who they are as a couple; equal parts glam and cozy casual. They incorporated their love of getting fancied up along with the outdoors into their session. They brought in their dog Sawyer as well. When they chatted about their engagement photo vision with Winnie Dora Photography Jon wrote, “we love to dress up and get fancy, but at the end of the day we’re just homebodies who love to have a good time and dream of a future as dog ranch owners.”
They have known each other since middle school! How cute is that?! Carine writes that “Like everyone else that was born in the 90’s, our middle school friendship consisted of talking on AOL Instant Messenger. I remember having a crush on Jon and he says he had a crush on me, but it wasn’t until our junior year at University of Maryland College Park that we reconnected. We re-met each other at a KA Away Weekend in Ocean City, MD. I decided that I wanted to go to the Ferris Wheel on the OC Boardwalk, and Jon said he would go with me. We walked along the beach and the rest is history.”
Jon proposed to Carina at Zion National Park this summer at the top of the famous Angels Landing Hike…but only after Carina took a one hour nap at the top before he proposed. A 12 mile slot canyon hike the day before had exhausted her. We can’t blame her! Jon could barely get the words out from nervousness and thankfully she said yes. All the people who had climbed to the summit with them serenaded the happy couple with a rain of applause. The couple will be married in a summer Baltimore Maryland wedding. Thank you to Winnie Dora Photography for sharing their adorable engagement session with us today!