March 30, 2020

Friendship Park, Smithfield OH Engagement Session | Sarah + Jacob

In the midst of this pandemic, God can be found. We found Him in the smiles, laughter and loved shared by this sweet couple. Matthew and I spent the afternoon earlier this month with Sarah and Jacob at Friendship Park in Smithfield, OH for their spring engagement session. And I can quite honestly say, this session was SO refreshing.

It gave us so much life to be with this joyful and FUN couple and they were SO easy to work with (seriously such a dream!)  Sarah and Jacob are a couple whose love overflows into joy and generosity.  Their joy is so genuine and it stems from their deep love of the Lord.

When we arrived at Friendship Park for their engagement session, they had a few outfit options to choose from and we talked through what would be best, given the surroundings.  I just LOVE the two outfits they ended up choosing.  The first was bright and colorful, which went nicely with the bright warm sunshine in the fields. And the second was soft, neutral and cozy which complimented the white fences and rolling hills by the lake. It gave such a great variety to their session!

Watching these two interact was a treat! They are such naturals in front of the camera which made our job a breeze.  One of my favorite parts of an engagement session is observing the face of the groom. I love watching how he looks at his future wife.  Jacob deeply loves Sarah and it was so apparent in his gaze upon her.  It was beautiful to see how he cares for her and protects her while also making her laugh.

Speaking of laughter, there was plenty of that during their session! Matthew and Sarah work at the same university and listening to their banter was hilarious.  Sarah has a contagious and inviting smile and her eyes just glisten with joy!

We had so much fun spending time with the two of them and we seriously can not wait for their wedding in California this September.  Their church and reception venue are a photographer’s dream (hello gorgeous portraits!) But most of all, we can’t wait to celebrate with their friends and family on that joyous and sacred day! Sarah will be a stunning bride and I am so looking forward to seeing Jacob’s expression as his bride walks down the aisle towards him!  What a moment that will be!

Sarah and Jacob, enjoy scrolling through some of our favorites from your engagement session and we can’t wait for big day in September!  It is going to be so beautiful and we are counting down the days!



  1. Rene' Onorato says:

    So, beautiful. God Bless you both ??

  2. […] Sarah and Jacob, we hope you are enjoying your Cabo honeymoon! Kick back, relax and get ready to relive your wedding day (warning, this may be the largest wedding blog post ever….it was so hard to pick favorites!) Thank you so much for trusting us with capturing the happiest day of your lives. Your wedding day was perfect and we will never forget it (especially the best man speech!) […]

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