I had so much fun shooting this couple’s wedding, not only are they a great looking couple but they flew me out to Ohio to shoot this wedding, scheduled 2 hours for just photos of the two of them at a separate location (Hale Farm and Village), and even took the time to make sure that we had everything we needed for the weekend. I absolutely loved all of the details from this wedding, flowers, military dress, the bride’s get up it was all amazing. So much so that I again couldn’t narrow down the amount of photos I wanted to put up. Thanks so much guys for letting me be a part of your wedding. Here are the photos as well as their engagement story in their own words.
“This past summer DJ was away at Officers Candidate School for the Marine Corps. While he was away, he was planning how he was going to propose and even managed to order the ring from Quantico, VA. He got my parents involved in the surprise and had then bring the ring down to Quantico when we visited him for his graduation. All day I was looking forward to just seeing him, unaware that he had something way more special planned. After graduation, he had to go back to his barracks and change out of uniform. Prior to OCS, I had been teasing him about proposing during the summer, and he kept insisting that there was no way that he could get a ring while he was stuck on a Marine Corps base. So when he finally came out to meet us, he had me pat him down to show me that he didn’t have a ring. Then he said, “Well I don’t have a ring, but maybe your mom does,” and he turned to get the ring from my mom. Meanwhile I had turned to one of his friends to comment about what a jerk he was for teasing me, and as I turned back around I saw DJ on his knee, ring in hand. I was so excited that I started to shake, and when I finally bent down to hug him, I crushed the ring box….but I totally didn’t care!”
David Abel is the owner of David Abel Photography & specializes in Wedding Photography with a very clean and timeless style. David Abel enjoys espresso, woodworking, and has an obsession for lions. Based in Richmond VA David Abel travels both nationally and internationally for weddings. Those few hours when he is not working he spends with his two crazy cats and the love of is life Kristy.