BELOVED

Beloved: Stefanie & Patrick

05.12.2010

They met one summer preparing for a program in East Asia.

I always like to think that a little change in scenery opens new doors to opportunity, including matters of the heart.

While participating in a cultural exchange program, Stefanie and Patrick crossed paths. But were just friends. Three years later, when they were back in the States, they both happened to be in Fort Worth. Where they reconnected. And had their first official date. Patrick described how he had planned everything out. As an engineer, and having just moved to the area, he even did a couple of test runs of the route he’d take Stefanie to the various locations of their first date.

Except that he forgot to look up return directions. Not being very familiar with the area yet, he got lost. While trying to drive back to Stefanie’s. And Stefanie wondered where they were going too. Luckily, they were able to navigate back successfully. And even with a little mishap on their first date, their affection blossomed and were married last July. In fact, Stefanie and Patrick’s wedding anniversary is one week before our wedding anniversary!

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing a Beloved Portrait Experience for these two at the Fort Worth Water Gardens – which are so fun for any kind of portrait session.

Fort Worth Water Garden Engagement Photos by Catie Ronquillo

What I love about these Beloved sessions is that it is an opportunity for the couple to reconnect, and for one afternoon just focus completely and totally on each other. The session is a happy mix of fun, silliness, and then some quiet connection.

Fort Worth Water Garden Engagement Photos by Catie Ronquillo

Fort Worth Water Garden Anniversary Photos by Catie Ronquillo

Fort Worth Water Garden Engagement Photos by Catie Ronquillo

Fort Worth Water Garden Engagement Photos by Catie Ronquillo

The most beautiful moments happened as I stepped back and let them be together in the moment.

Fort Worth Water Garden Engagement Photos

Fort Worth Water Garden Anniversary Photos by Catie Ronquillo

Fort Worth Water Garden Wedding Photos by Catie Ronquillo

Fort Worth Water Garden Wedding Photos by Catie Ronquillo

Thank you Stefanie and Patrick for sharing this experience with me. I wish you all the happiness and joy as you grow together!

Want to know more about the Beloved Portrait Experience and book your own session? Contact me below!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth Hafner 05.12.2010 at 8:37 am

    Hello Stefanie! :)

    Catie, what a beautiful job you did of capturing these two love birds. So sweet!

  • Reply Casey Chappell 05.12.2010 at 12:50 pm

    Great job girl! These two are my small group leaders and they are definitely so in love! you did a beautiful job capturing them and their sweet and tender personalities.

  • Reply Regina Lynn 05.14.2010 at 11:08 am

    These two are so cute- and you captured that perfectly!

  • Reply Daniel Galang 05.20.2010 at 12:57 pm

    hey!! nice stuff Catie! Keep it up! Stepping back definitely does let those moments happen :)

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