Derby Reach Regional Park Engagement {Samantha + Stephan}

The story behind this engagement session is truly romantic and makes us think that some things are just meant to be. Photographer Justine of Justine Russo Photography captured the engagement session and had this to say…

“Stephan and Samantha met back in Kindergarten. They were Valentine’s in grade 7 when Stephan bought her a pair of earrings. Then they lost touch and when they reconnected in Grade 11, Stephan knew he wasn’t going to let her go. On their first Valentine’s Day back together he bought her [another] pair of earrings.

When Samantha got back from a trip to Europe a few months ago, Stephan told her over lunch that they wouldn’t be able to get engaged for a long time. Samantha like any girl was upset and pouted for the rest of their day. Later when she got to her car, she noticed a note written in ‘poetic form’ and on it was clues leading her on a scavenger hunt to places significant to their relationship. It ended at the field where they had their first date, a soccer game Samantha had invited Stephan to. He met her in the middle of the field and proposed.”

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Samantha says about Stephan “[his] tall, dark and handsome, but also respectful, loyal and genuine. He is the kind of guy who knows who he is and stays true to himself. All that and he has been right in front of my eyes since I was 5.”

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Stephan recalls “her beauty knocked me on my butt the first time I saw her [and] I definitely had a few blubbering idiot moments that’s for sure.”

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Congratulations Samantha and Stephan and thank you for sharing your adorable engagement photos.

Samantha and Stephan’s Style Guide

Photographer: Justine Russo Photography

Location: Derby Reach Regional Park, Fort Langley

With Thanks to Two Bright Lights

  1. Melissa says:

    Beautiful, absolutley gorgeous! I love the backlighting, as it created a gorgeous effect!!!

  2. Beautiful images of a beautiful couple. Love the natural light!

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”