Kimberly, 33, is from Ithaca, NY; she is a professor at a local university and does freelance writing for several businesses. I (Ashley), 32, am from Ramsey, NJ, and work at the Humane Society of the United States, own a fitness coaching business, and co-own of another small business.
Together we love to hike, laugh, listen to serial killer podcasts (ha!), and have as many adventures as possible.
We met at a local gym. I was coaching when Kimberly came in, and it was love at first sight for me. I kept asking her to get coffee, not knowing Kimberly really didn't like coffee. But nevertheless, we got coffee together… and every day since. Something in both of us just 'clicked': that desperate, heart-yanking feeling of “you aren't even gone yet and I miss you” type gushy love.
We didn't even know we were waiting for each other.
I was proposing to Kimberly and had to capture that moment candidly, in a planned proposal at the Wm. Mulherin’s Sons hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The vibe was just perfect — romantic, dark lighting, industrial, private, classy, and sexy!
Our photographer, Lauren, nailed it and absolutely caught the perfect hand-over-face shock moment. The rings are from L.Priori, and I had flowers brought in from Belovly to complete the romantic mood.
My now-wife and I saw Lauren’s work on Instagram, and every time we scrolled by we scrolled right back to her photos. They have the aesthetic we LOVE and capture moments in a way we have never seen before!
Since the engagement, we have used her for our private intimate wedding, and we have a baby coming in July that she will be taking some photos for as well. Lauren is super easy to work with and sweet as pie — making us look more flattering than we ever have before!
Words by Ashley, as told by Amber Marlow. Photos by Lauren Driscoll.
I'm Lauren! I've been photographing couples madly in love for about 4 years now and have loved every minute of it! I'm obsessed with rich colors and tones and love to make that shine in my work without overpowering the couples in the images. I just love photographing love, no matter who, what, when, where, why!