They enjoyed living the uptown city life less than a mile away from the Panthers' stadium which made the perfect backdrop for some shots! Dan and Ashley make a point to cheer on the Panthers as frequently as possible. Whether they're at the stadium screaming or in their own living room. The couple also enjoys cooking, hiking, playing with their dogs, and visiting family in New York during the summer and holidays.
Before their last road trip to New York, they decided to have their own Christmas celebration at the home they bought together the previous year. As part of their celebration, Ashley suggested they each picked out a gift for the other to open. Little did she know, she would be opening THE gift (eep!). After Dan opened his gift, he gave Ashley a carefully wrapped box. She noticed the box said Diamonds Direct and secretly prayed there weren't just diamond earrings inside. Ashley was in luck because when she opened it and looked up, Dan was down on one knee asking her to spend the rest of their lives together.
I enjoyed being able to capture the love between Ashley and Dan. The way they look at each other in some of these photos, you can feel the love they have for each other. We started in Romare Bearden Park with a beautiful backdrop of the city, headed to the Bank of America Stadium (Go Panthers!), and ended this engagement session at the Irish Pub. I wish you guys the best of luck as you plan your special day!