Engagement Session: Andrea + Josh at Silver Lake Park, Dover, Delaware on September 29, 2013

Engaged couple sitting by Silver Lake, Dover, Delaware - Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.comIt is always extra special when I get the chance to photograph friends.  Josh and my husband, Dann went to high school together at Smyrna High and have kept in touch through the years as they chose to live close to home following their adventures after college.  

After high school Josh spent five years in the US Marine Corp as communication technician which then transitioned into earning his engineering technology degree at the University of Delaware.  (Thank you for your service to our country Josh!)  

Andrea grew up in Alfred New York and ventured to Maine where she attended Bates University and received a Bachelors degree in Psychology.  After a couple jobs she decided the elementary class room was her calling.  She went back to school at Syracuse University and achieved a Masters degree in not only early childhood education but also early literacy.  With all those degrees she made her way to Dover, DE and became a first grade teacher.  

Six weeks after she moved to Delaware (September 2011) her new friends, Jill, Jenn and Jeff were already busy trying to set her up with Josh.  Andrea decided to meet Josh for the first time on October 30, 2011 and the sparks flew from there.

For their engagement session Andrea and Josh wanted to take a stroll through Silver Lake in Dover, Delaware.  It is the same place that  Josh proposed to Andrea on March 30, 2013 in a very unique and thoughtful way incorporating Andrea’s love for letterboxing.  Letterboxing entails carving a rubber stamp, placing it in a waterproof box along with a blank paper pad and hiding it.  Clues are provided online in order to lead other letterbox enthusiasts to its location.  For a more in depth explanation please visit:  http://www.letterboxing.org/faq/faq.html  So back to the story…

Josh designed and carved his own stamp.

Engagement Ring with will you marry me rubber stamp used for letterboxing - Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

He then found an evergreen tree to stash it under at Silver Lake Park and posted clues online.  Andrea’s Mom helped out by alerting her to the new letterbox posting and got the ball rolling on the unexpected treasure hunt.  Andrea was able to locate the box and inside was a puzzle that Andrea had to decipher.  After it was decoded the message read “willyoumarrymeandrealovejosh.”  She said “Shut up” then came “Are you serious”  followed of course by a “YES!”

Part of their engagement session was to go back and document the proposal location with them along with the ring, pictured above.  Following the lake visit we headed into the historical section of Dover to get some images of them around the state buildings and brick walkways.

Engaged couple enjoying time under a large tree - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

Engaged Couple standing on the bridge at Silver Lake, Dover, DE - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unreahearsed - daniellevennard.com

Engaged Couple together in historical Dover, Delaware - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

Engaged couple together in historical Dover, Delaware - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

Engaged couple together in historical Dover, Delaware - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

Engaged couple together in historical Dover, Delaware - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

Engaged couple together in historical Dover, Delaware - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

Engaged couple together in historical Dover, Delaware - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

Engaged couple together in historical Dover, Delaware - Engagement Photography by Danielle Vennard Photographer - In Pursuit of Moments Unrehearsed - daniellevennard.com

I will also have the pleasure of documenting their wedding in May so keep an eye out for part two of Andrea and Josh’s story.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to check out my latest creative endeavors.

All the best to Andrea and Josh as well as all of you.

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One Response to “Engagement Session: Andrea + Josh at Silver Lake Park, Dover, Delaware on September 29, 2013”

  1. […] that I photographed last fall at Silver Lake in Dover, DE for their engagement session.   (Click HERE to check out their engagement […]

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