ENGAGED | Ryan & Stacy

I go to church with Ryan & Stacy, and when they announced they were engaged on a Sunday night a while back, I joined the chorus of cheers at the news. I was excited when they asked if I would take some engagement photos for them! There is so much to like about each of them, and one thing I like about them as a couple is the differences between them - Ryan is from Missouri (although ever since he mentioned to me that he has family out in South Dakota, I often confuse the two...he'd fit in out there too I think!) while Stacy is from the Northeast; Ryan is big and loud and his smile is big and loud, only to be outdone by the bigness and loudness of his laugh whereas Stacy is quieter, albeit with a wry smile and eyebrow raise always at the ready (probably in response to whatever Ryan just did / said / laughed at!) They have a lot in common as well - they are both kind, caring, and they love the Lord, which is evident in their lives and relationships.

We enjoyed incredible weather, walking around the Hill and down to the Tidal Basin, shooting well past sunset (and man do I love my 1.2 50mm in situations like these - you can't convince that lens doesn't have some magic abilities!) I think my favorite shots are from Bartholdi Park - you can see their personalities on full display, as well as they obvious love for each other.

All pictures by Karl Magnuson
Canon 6D Mark II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L