Philippe Park & Downtown Rooftop Engagement: Ally & Austin

 What do you do when your at dinner and instead of bringing you your dessert, they put a ring on your plate?  You  think they brought you the wrong plate for 1/2 a second, then realize your boyfriend is proposing, freak out and say YES! of course.  That is how Austin proposed to Ally after meeting through friends 3 years ago.  It was her birthday and her family was there to celebrate and it became the perfect occasion to surprise her with a proposal.  They are the sweetest couple together and I knew when we met that I was going to love photographing them.  Especially, when I discovered that Ally has the same mutual love for Pinterest as I do.

Ally wanted an untamed natural setting and Austin wanted to add a water view and rooftop downtown setting to take their engagement session at.  So after doing some digging and taking my boyfriend to scout some new locations, we landed on Philippe Park and a Downtown Tampa parking garage rooftop.  I love the natural versus downtown setting and how diverse Tampa is, it let's me be more creative as a photographer.  I especially love the downtown photos, because it makes me feel like we are in this big city, the sunset was gorgeous, and you can't take a bad photo of these two if you tried.