What a session this was! When first talking with Jenni and Jake about planning their Cincinnati engagement photos, one of the first things mentioned “let’s go to a park and have a beer!” and that just sounded like music to my ears, ha! They also had an idea of waiting until spring (we initially spoke to each other during the cold winter) and I was excited about the idea of doing a spring session. We eventually chose Washington Park, known for music hall and blooming beautiful flowers in the springtime.
Jenni and Jake are a wonderfully laid-back and joyful couple. I could tell they wanted their session to just be about them enjoying an evening the park – nothing over the top but just nice.
As far as outfit choices, Jenni went with a lovely green dress that went so well with the park! I know when planning an engagement session, figuring out what to wear can be tricky, but I think they nailed it!
If you haven’t been to Washington Park in downtown Cincinnati, you’re missing out! It is a gorgeous park with the backdrop of Music Hall, an old historic beautiful building. We spent the first part of the session walking around the park, moving from spot to spot and just enjoying the nice evening. Eventually I had them dash across the street to music hall, do a quick dip and a kiss and turn back. Always be careful when doing this (lookout for cars!) but it’s a lot of fun to capture.
They chose to do an outfit-change halfway through (dressy to casual – always a good choice – gives a good blend of photos). Originally, we thought to head into Taft Ale House (very close to Washington Park) but in the spring/summer, the park has an open beer garden! So, they purchased a couple beers, which you’ll see captured in the photos below! I love when couples find something they love to bring into their engagement photos. It makes it represent who they are!
One last thing I have to mention about their session and their photos – I love the way Jake looks at Jenni! Love is a great thing, and I can tell their wedding in the fall will be a wonderful day!
For Cincinnati engagement photos: https://katelegtersphotography.com/couples
About the park: https://washingtonpark.org/