Engagement Session Columbus Botanical Garden
I could tell right away when I met Ashton and Donnie at the Columbus Botanical Gardens for their engagement session that we were going to connect really well! We all had so much fun laughing together and getting to know each other better!
About Ashton and Donnie
Ashton and Donnie have been best friends since they first met and started dating back in high school! They have had 4 and a half incredible years of love and laughter together and as Ashton puts it, “We’ve been in love since before day one! He is literally my best friend in this whole entire world and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with this man and share this life together! He is my favorite person on this earth and I’m so proud to call him my fiancé!”
We did the engagement session at the Columbus Botanical Gardens because Ashton and Donnie really wanted to have a natural, outdoors, backdrop to all their pictures. The botanical gardens gave us a fantastic variety of beautiful trails, forests, barns, and farmhouses to use to help tell their love story. We had so much fun walking around and laughing together and found so many different things that all three of us enjoyed laughing at and about, including Donnie ringing a massive bell in the middle of the forest so loud that we all jumped a little bit! It was so easy and so fun to capture their love through pictures and tell their beautiful story in the most authentic way. And then as we were parting ways after the sun had set, Ashton even gave me the very first copy of her brand new Christmas CD (featuring Donnie on the drums) because she knew that just like her, I’m also a musician and would really enjoy listening to it!
Ashton and Donnie are getting married next spring in a beautiful rural and rustic farmhouse venue sitting on acres of wide-open fields, forests, and a stunning lake! They chose this location for all the beautiful surroundings and how it will allow them to really have a special celebration with all their closest friends and family. I’m so excited for them to get to start the rest of their lives together and marry their absolute best friend in the world!