Ian and Lianne
I was so excited to capture Lianne and Ian at this point in their life; recently engaged and in the midst of planning their dream days (yes 2 weddings! One in Toronto and one in Minnesota each persons respective hometown). After I got to know more about their plans for their celebrations, we decided to do a bit of everything within this session at Honglingjin Park. Some for their save the dates, some for their invites and some just for them to enjoy with their families!
Lianne and Ian met in Beijing, China about 7 years ago when they both began teaching at YCIS Beijing. The two didn't fall in love until about 2 years into their friendship. Lianne went and visited Ian in Minnesota for someone else's wedding and this was when they began to fall in love. After arriving from a trip to Yunnan the two started dating, officially. In June, Ian surprised Lianne with an engagement proposal during her birthday party at The Hutong where he currently works.... Throughout the day he had given her directives for different challenges she had to complete, the last one of the day came in a red envelope, the message inside read, "Say Yes", as he got down on one knee. And of course she did, in front of their closest friends here in Beijing! Are you sobbing yet?.... Capturing these two at this point in their relationship was so much fun. The love they have for one another is so easy to see, Ian couldn't stop hugging Lianne and the two were giggling the whole time. It's clear, these two are very much looking forward to saying "I do!"
Lianne and Ian, it was a real joy to photograph the two of you, thank you for choosing LGP!