Real Couples // Baltimore Engagement: Yewande+Colin

I met Yewande “Yeye” and Colin through a referral. Our initial email connection almost got lost because of that very important "@" but we finally connected. The two met in school and have seen been inseparable since then.

When stars align, they do it perfectly.

When I suggested a date for Yewande and Colin's engagement session, little did I know it was Loving Day, the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down all U.S. laws against interracial marriage. How awesome it is that they got to celebrate on that very date? In turn, they couldn't have picked a better location for our session than the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore where Colin proposed, and Colin's family had lived as far back as 1850. Yewande said "yes" (of course!).

We roamed around the neighborhood, from the little shops where every kid runs to for candy and pop, to the house that has lasted five generations. Now a café, it was both surreal and exhilarating at the same time to see it. Of course, we ended the night at Federal Hill Park under a great sunset and dancing to another perfect melody, "I Swear" by John Michael Montgomery.

Words and photos by Ronnie Bliss

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 Photo by Chelsea Blanch Photography

Photo by Chelsea Blanch Photography

RONNIE BLISS

Ronnie Bliss is a destination lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer; she recently relocated from Bowie, Maryland to Houston, TX in search of warmer weather.

With a background in technical project management, she focuses on documenting authentic life stories by creating images that become the framework of family histories passed down to children and grandchildren. She has photographed clients in several U.S. cities, Canada, and Africa; next she has her sights set out on Europe and South America.