Stephen and Hailey are Engaged! | Toledo Botanical Gardens
Stephen and Hailey are so cute together! I could tell right away when we met that they are crazy in love with each other. They first met through Hailey’s cousin, who married into Stephen’s family. Stephen saw a picture on the wall at their home and asked who the beautiful blonde was. They set up a bowling night so that Stephen and Hailey could meet, but Hailey wouldn’t talk to him at all! Stephen, determined to win this girl’s heart, started talking to her on Facebook a few days later and eventually they went on a date ice skating at Tam-o-Shanter in Sylvania. The rest is history! We photographed their engagement session at the Toledo Botanical Gardens (and even snuck in a few portraits with their dog, even though they don’t allow pets there).
Stephen proposed to Hailey 3 years after their first date. He wanted it to be special and at the same spot as their first date, the Sylvania Tam-o-shanter. He thought about proposing on the ice rink, but Hailey needs Stephen’s hand to balance herself on ice and he was afraid of letting go of her hand to get down on one knee. So he proposed while he was down tying on her skates for her. He opened up the ring box and she said, ‘yes!’. We can’t wait until their wedding day next year!