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Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Engagement Photos

Back on June 30th, when I announced Taylor's engagement, I told
you that he had hired a photographer to hide and take pictures
while he proposed.  Well, here they are!
They turned out lovely!  And even with the heat index at 116F degrees
that day, I don't think either of them even noticed!
I especially love Lauren in these....no posing for a camera.
Just true emotion...thinking it's just the two of them.
And thanks for indulging lots of photos.  I had 73 to choose
from!  And they were all just so good!










The photographer was Cole Reilly Photography.
I think she did a super job!


110 comments:

  1. Beautiful! So happy for them and for you!

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    1. Aren't they just so cute? :)

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    2. Definitely one of the cutest couples I've seen in a long while! :)

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    3. haha...well, of course I would have to agree! :)

      So, how are you? How's the littlest one doing?

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    4. She is doing really well--eating good--sleeping four hours at a time at night, and generally wrapping all of us around her tiny little finger.:)

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    5. Oh, how nice...4 hours stretches are really good, I think! Aww...so fun to have a tiny one there, I'm sure. :)

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    6. any adoptions finalized yet? That would be her real brothers, right?

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    7. No, hoping for this fall for adoption finalization, and yes they are her biological brothers. :)

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  2. I love that he had a photographer hiding - they have such wonderful pictures to remember this moment! The happiness and excitement of the day is evident in their faces!

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    1. I'm so glad, too! Nobody did stuff like this 29 years ago when we got engaged! Such a neat idea!

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  3. Oh congrats to the happy couple. The pics are fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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    1. thanks dear Marty! Aren't they so fun?

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  4. So SO Sweet Betsy! I don't think there's anything more romantic than a thought-filled moment as this one...how precious it was captured on film. You're finally gonna get a girl in the family and I'm soo excited for both of you! XO

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    1. It's already been fun having a girl around. Can't wait to spoil her like my daughter. :)

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    2. Im sure you will enjoyed her she is really sweet!

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    3. Yes, I think it will be fun. I hope they end up finding jobs here and live close. But who knows! Anything can happen!

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  5. Wow she did a great job indeed
    And it does look lihe they are posing on your feed
    Just shows she is good and can catch the moments right
    As the engagement took flight

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    1. Yes, very cool indeed
      even in all that heat
      came out even better than I thought
      looks like stills from a movie which was bought

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  6. Absolutely lovely and love Taylor I think he is adorable and handsome and she is so nice too; look she use the same color nails like you lol or similar; lovely hands::))))

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    1. I love how she look him! ! D:) really she loves him aahhhh! Nice

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    2. I know...isn't it sweet? Love the looks on their faces. So sweet.

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    3. Gloria ~ I'm eating my first piece of blueberry kuchen right now! Mmmmmm! It's wonderful!

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    4. Betsy Im so happy you like!! And the Mr.
      Like. Too?

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    5. He was too full after dinner...he's going to have his later tonight. :) (he ate too much corn on the cob! lol....)

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    6. Ha! I find Taylor like a lot like you; so nice like you!

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    7. Yes, so true...and looks more like me, too! lol...

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    8. Yes is true and he is lovely like you:)

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    9. I'll tell him you said so! lol....

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    10. I just know the wedding will be lovely, too. :)

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  7. What a great idea! I loved the ones that were not posed, they tell a true story of love...wonderful. :)

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  8. Ahhhh...young love! All are beautiful. I love the last one! Bliss!

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    1. I know...so cute...love the expressions!

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  9. Oh man, I have goose bumps on my goose bumps. That is just the most romantic and darling set of photos. I don't know details about the Mister....but I sure get the feeling Taylor has your flair for life, love and his pursuit of happiness. I can't stop looking at those unposed perfect pictures... Just off the charts... Please give them our Love and Congraulations..What a great start for a lifetime together.

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    1. haha...so true. Taylor is very much like me. The Mister? Not so romantic, no...lol.... I'll have to get one or two framed. But deciding which is going to be the hardest part!

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    2. Off thecharts is a perfect way to describe these photos. Wanda nailed it. You know, as i read through the comments, i see how blessed.people are from sharing in this moment. I suspect it's a very good indication of how much their life togwther will bless those aroind them. Their wedding will be the most precious memory for all too... lots of tears, i'm quite sure.

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    3. I have no doubt they will bless people around them. And they already do! :)

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  10. Such a sweet couple - and so in love.

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  11. omg that is awesome...they will adore these pictures for years to come....what a cool idea having someone do them...love the smiles...and great choice of location as well...

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    1. I know...he had such a great idea...down to every last detail. :)

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    2. the location is really close to our house and they take walks there a lot. :)

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  12. You can just feel the love!! Precious young couple!! Best of all to them both!! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. thanks, tanna...I'm sure they'll read your nice wishes to them. :)

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  13. May god bless them!! lovely photos and congrats Mama!

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    1. thanks, dear...and thanks for stopping by again! :)

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    2. I will always visit you. I am here to add some flavor to my life, as I am known to be complaining Mom, all the time, about everything I come across in my life. Your log showed me how to take one thing at a time. Like Mrsupole said I will be there to witness their future thro this blog of yours... (of course if blogging will be not banned in Sri Lanka in the future)

      And will be more than happy to meet you guys if one day the couple wants to visit Sri Lanka and will assist them the way I can.

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    3. Well, that is very sweet. Thanks so much. :)

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  14. Fabulous! They're so giddy - it's great!

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    1. I know...haha...they just couldn't be beaming any brighter! lol....

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    2. Do you know where the Indian Mound is off Rt 42 in Cedarville? That's where they were. :)

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  15. This is the sweetest thing I've ever seen!! Your son really is a romantic and she's a lucky lady :) Best of luck to them both!! xo

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    1. I know...it's awesome! I've never seen it done before. So nice to have these pictures forever.

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  16. Hi Betsy,

    Your son is a total romantic and this speaks for a lifetime of wonderful surprises for his bride to be. These pictures are truly a treasure trove in that their future children and grandchildren will want to hear the stories of this day. Luckily they will also have your blog posts of which to refer to, very blessed indeed.

    Congratulations to the future couple and to both families who will have such great additions added.

    God bless.

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    1. thanks Mrs. U...they have a whole lifetime to look forward to...so exciting!

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  17. Words can't express how wonderful these pictures are.
    You must be head or heels with excitment and happiness.

    I'm taking a second and third look at the pictures. WOW!

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    1. Aren't they awesome? I never dreamed they would be this good. So fun to look at!

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  18. These sure bring a smile to my face :-)
    I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect proposal or a more perfect man to spend the rest of my life with!

    Haha, glad I wore shorts under my dress that day!

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    1. He most certainly outdid his own dad, I'll tell you that. lol. :)
      and yes, the shorts ended up being a really good idea! hahaha.

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  19. Taylor had a great idea to capture the moment... these photos are precious. And I can see why you've called Lauren "that sweet girlfriend" as she really seems to fit that description.

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    1. thanks Yuji. Yes, she is sweet...but he is, too...so that just works out so well! :)

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  20. What a perfect looking couple....glowing!!!

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  21. These photos are truly precious! And what a lovely couple they are!

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    1. It's been so much for to watch their relationship grow. I'm so glad he got the photographer, too!

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  22. The photos are great. What a neat ideal to have it photoed like that. They are a very cute couple!

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  23. awwwww! what a sweet romantic son you raised. And what a nice keepsake to have of this event.

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  24. Oh, they are ADORABLE!!! She looks like a sweet girl and they look so happy together. We are SO happy for them and all of you! Love, Cat

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    1. thanks, Cat...it's been so fun celebrating with them! :)

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    2. you know, your hubs is a romantic! Just proves it's on my side of the family! hahaha.

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  25. Oh so lovely - they both look as happy as I've ever seen anybody look. I wish them all the best and hope that their happiness together continues through thick and thin. I never heard of anybody hiring a secret photographer before...he must have been pretty sure she'd say 'yes'!

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    1. so true...thick and thin....you wish you could shelter then from the thin times, but I have a feeling they will be able to weather through anything. :)

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  26. omelettes sound nice Betsy! many imes I don making, Im ao lazy today yesterday was a hard day!

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    1. the omelettes were delicious. I added cheese and shredded zucchini to them. And we had fried potatoes with onion and bacon, and fresh strawberries. Yum. THEN...for DESSERT...you know we had more blueberry kuchen! :) I took some beautiful photos of it which I will post tonight!

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    2. OMY You make me hungry Betsy and here Im with my tea and little toasts LOL (love them)
      All sounds amazing I remember one time to make omelettes whit cheese is amazing! I wanna se ethe pictures:)

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    3. haha...I didn't take pictures! We just gobbled it all up! lol....

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    4. I ate way too much today, Gloria. It's your fault, too, with that yummy kuchen! lol....

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  27. I am sure they will live happily ever after...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  28. Wow. Soooooromantic. Wiping the tears from my eyes. Her face of joy is priceless. What an amazing moment. Love t's hand going in his pocket then on his knee aand her expression then and after saying yes. I can almost hear the violens. Ty for sharing those with us. It,s so lovely to see special couples like this in this day and age. Good for them. Congratulations to all!

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    1. Yes, we are all very happy for them. :)

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  29. I looked at your pictures like watching a movie! They are just excellent. How romantic and special times it describes. I love it!

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    1. I thought the exact same thing! Just like still photos from a movie.

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  30. Awwww how romantic!! How utterly romantic! Awwww what a beautiful handsome super cute couple too!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Take care
    x

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  31. What special pictures! They look so happy.

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    1. Yeah, they both were beaming the rest of the day, too! ha.

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  32. OMGoodness, the (close up) one where she's smiling up to him with her hands around his neck is priceless!! Well, the one where she stands and gasps out in delight....yea, that runs neck and neck.

    You sneak. hee hee

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    1. Me a sneak? Oh, no no..I had nothing to do with it!

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  33. Look what I've missed while I've had my head buried in too much work stuff! Warmest congrats to the gorgeous couple, how very exciting for the whole family. Your lovely boy is just so thoughtful, he planned a day Lauren will NEVER forget!
    Millie xx

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    1. haha..you've been busy with grand daughters!!!! :) Thanks for the nice wishes!

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  34. Total Joy! Great photos...congratulations to all!

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  35. Congrats to you all Betsy, just lovely photos of a beautiful young couple!

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    1. thanks so much, Christine! It's so fun to see them this happy!

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  36. OH! WONDERFUL! Love Cole's photos too!!! She is everywhere!
    Such a VERY good idea of Taylor to have her there!
    Love WHERE he proposed too!!! We frequent that place OFTEN!
    :)

    SOOOOOOOOOOO exciting!!!!

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  37. I Love all the engagement pictures. Thanks for sharing all of them. Taylor did such a great job surprising Lauren. So very happy for both of them.
    Nana

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    1. Nana? As in THE Nana? :) Aw...thanks so much for commenting. Taylor and Lauren talk about you all the time. Can't wait to meet you. Thanks so very much for loving Taylor and making him feel so welcome!

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    2. Yes, I am Lauren & now Taylor's Nana too. So sorry it said anonymous but I don't know how to do this yet!!!. Lauren will have to show me. I am looking forward to meeting all of you too. It will be an exciting year for all of us, but especially for Lauren & Taylor.

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  38. Gorgeous! These pics make me happy.

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    1. Thanks, Gary! Wow...you know, you crossed my mind today as someone I hadn't visited in a while...and then here you are! Hope you are doing well!

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  39. Whatfabulous photos! The emotion expressed in them is so pure and beautiful, and now they will be preserved for all time--such a sweet idea! Have they set a date? It is so exciting, isn't it!?

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  40. What a fun idea to take the pictures that way. She does look truly surprised and pleased. Congratulations.

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