Nick and Erica are an online dating success story. She is from Alabama and he was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. The two of them met on Hinge and went out for sushi on their first date. Despite Erica being an Alabama football fan and Nick being a Florida Gator, they fell head over heels for each other. They’ve been together for over two years now and love to run and spend time with their family, including their sweet dog, Cole.
Nick even included Cole in his proposal. He gave Cole a dog toy that was shaped like a diamond ring and had him bring it to Erica. With Cole sitting between them, Nick dropped down on one knee and popped the question. So sweet!
This joyful couple drove from Bradenton, FL to Clearwater Beach with their mom and dog. They let me handle choosing the location and I really appreciated their trust in me! We went to a gorgeous beach that has both a beachy location and a park location. This is the perfect spot for couples who want to have two outfit changes.
The wind on the beach made for some beautifully candid and romantic portraits. Their dog, Cole, surprised them with how well he posed! It is so fun when couples bring their pets along for engagements. Check out my blog on how to prepare your dog before a photo session if you want to bring your fur baby to your shoot. My biggest tip is to try and relax so that they’re not feeling stressed out, and remember to say a lot of good boys and good girls!
I absolutely loved working with this couple. They were so fun and easy to work with, and they love each other so much that it shows in their photos. Nick and Erica are so well-balanced together. Erica is a happy girl who loves to smile and laugh. She loves to make Nick smile. Nick, on the other hand, is a calm, polite, and shy person. I can tell that he will take such good care of her. I cannot wait to celebrate their big day with them at the IMG golf club, Bradenton FL.
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