Our next delightful couple is Lauren and Jacques, whom we joined in Lake Louisa Park and downtown Winter Garden for an engagement session. Lauren wanted photos in a more natural setting, as she loves nature: she grew up in the country and currently works in the environmental field, supervising a team of environmental scientists to ensure the correct storage and disposal of waste by businesses. 

On the day of the shoot, it started to rain a bit, so we branched out and got a few photos around downtown Winter Garden as well. Funny enough this worked out perfectly to portray our couple, as Jacques is more of a city boy that works for EA Games as an audio artist.

Lauren and Jacques had a blast at the shoot with their two “doggos”, who along with their cat are the other loves of their life. We loved spending the day with them and hope you get to see how much joy they bring each other through these photos!

Lauren and Jacques met through friends of friends. A friend of Lauren’s was friends with a friend of Jacques’, and somehow the two friends and Jacques ended up on a weekend trip together. Just by spending time with him, Lauren’s friend knew that Jacques would be a good match for her, and got to work setting them up. Upon returning, Lauren’s friend told her all about Jacques, and, intrigued, she friended him on Facebook. Weeks and few Facebook messages later, they went on their first date.

From that first date, Lauren could tell there was something different about this one. They became best friends, both having playful fun together and inspiring each other to be better. They enjoy eating at locally-owned restaurants and supporting local businesses.

She knew that he would be the One about 6 months in. Jacques knew after that first date.

When it came time for the proposal, Jacques brought Lauren to an overlook on a mount in Canada, where his family lives. The view was spectacular, and so Lauren started taking pictures. She was so distracted by the sights that she was caught completely off-guard when he asked her to marry him.

The love these two have for each other is more than apparent in their photos, but even more when you ask them to describe each other in one word. Lauren’s word for Jacques? Inspiring. Jacques’ answer for Lauren? Breathtaking.

Lauren and Jacques chose Venue 1902 in Sanford, Florida as their venue. It popped up as they were looking around at venues, and once they saw it in person, the two fell in love. The thing they’re most looking forward to is, of course, marrying their best friend, but also having fun with their friends and family. After the wedding, they look forward to traveling and exploring the world together, whether it be near or far.

Congratulations to Lauren and Jacques! Thank you for including us in the joyful experience of your engagement, and we wish you all the best on your journey together!