I'd cross state lines for them any day...

Have you ever received an email from someone and just knew it was an instant friendship? That was my reaction when I got that first message from Mariah. She and her fiancée, Shane, have been together for 12 years and will be saying "I do" in the beautiful forests of the Poconos in 2021. And, trust me, y'all – I'm LITERALLY counting down the days until their intimate ceremony.

However, before we get to what I already know will be one of my favorite events of 2021, we spent an hour exploring, laughing, and twirling through Overlook Park to capture their engagement photos. Not only did I have the opportunity to get these cuties in front of my camera, I also got to hear more about their relationship, the story of how he proposed, and ~ because I always ask ~ a closeup of that RINGGGG 💍

Here are some of my absolute favorites from this evening: