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Julia & Gavin’s Engagement Session, Valley Forge National Historical Park, King of Prussia, PA
THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION
What a fun and enjoyable Engagement Session!! Typically when I go to Valley Forge National Historical Park the couple just follows me in their car and we drive from spot to spot taking pictures. Well, Julia had the SMART IDEA to jump in my car with me. LOVE IT! This way I get to know the couple even better! Why I didn’t think of this before is beyond me LOL! Their wedding will take place at her parents house in Whitehouse, NJ in May of 2023 and Shay Scala Photography is so excited to be a small part of their love story! Here is their love story as told in their own words…
HOW YOU MET?
We are high school sweethearts who met through a mutual friend his junior year and my senior year.
HOW YOU FELL IN LOVE?
We just loved being together. When we started dating neither of us even had our licenses so we had to see each other as much as possible in school and then have our parents drive us to hang out outside of school. But we just always wanted to be together. Gavin was my first serious boyfriend and I was pretty much his, neither of us had ever been in love before (I mean we were only 16 lol) but we just fell and have continued to fall harder each an every day since.
HOW DID YOU PROPOSE?
We hiked up this awful 2.5 straight up mountain near my cabin in upstate New York and then climbed a fire tower at the top where the 360 view was absolutely insane. Both of our best friends were there and Gavin had his carry the ring in his bag and was only going to do it if it felt right. At the top he told Brian he “needed his phone” and Brian had left the bag at the bottom of the fire tower so he went back down and came back up. The whole time I was like “you don’t need your phone babe we all have ours” 😂 . Then Gavin told me to take my gloves off for a cute pic and that’s when it clicked that he was about to propose. Brian took a video and the view was breathtaking and after a miserable hike up I have to say it definitely made the hike down much easier! My dad was there as well which was really nice.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT WITH PLANNING YOUR WEDDING?
Honestly everything! I love to plan so this has been so much fun and we just can’t wait to marry each other!
YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE – WHAT WOULD YOU TITLE IT?
The Little Dipper
(This is “our constellation” when Gavin was in basic training and we couldn’t talk to or see each other he told me he would look up and spot it and think of me)
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS.
Fun, happy, passionate, kind and eternal
SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO YOU.
Our 2 cats Luna and Hubble!!