March 1, 2020

Brookside Gardens Engagement Photos | Alexa & Joe

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Brookside Gardens Engagement Photos

I know we all can’t wait for spring to get here, so today I’m sharing Alexa and Joe’s engagement session at Brookside Gardens in Maryland. We were all thrilled with how many roses and flowers filled the space, especially since their shoot happened later in September. Everywhere we turned, there was another beautiful backdrop – one of the many reasons I love the gardens there! With so much space, you are always bound to find the perfect spot.

It’s fitting they chose a romantic, outdoor spot for their engagement photos since they got engaged while visiting Boone Hall Plantation (one of the most romantic places in Charleston, South Carolina). Surrounded by the long row of Live Oaks leading to the historic house, Joe got down on one knee and asked Alexa to marry him. Of course, she said yes!

Working with these two has been so much fun! Not only do they get along so well, they actually met while swing dancing. Before they met, they each decided to to enroll in swing dancing at Mobtown Ballroom in Baltimore. It was fate because as they became friends with their lesson group, the two of them hit it off and the rest is history! Now, they’re planning a gorgeous waterfront wedding this spring. I can’t wait to see them again soon for such a special day. Congratulations, you two!

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  1. Alexa says:

    The engagement pictures came out beautifully! Thanks so much Emily!!

  2. Tori says:

    Absolutely stunning! ❤️

  3. Brenda McManus says:

    Beautiful Alexa! We love you!❤️❤️❤️

  4. Crystal Via says:

    Absolutely beautiful engagement photos. You two look so happy. Congratulations.

  5. WJ says:

    Stellar photography!

  6. Adam says:

    Great photos!

  7. Mackenzie McManus says:

    So so pretty!!

  8. Deborah says:

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful people!

  9. Karin says:

    Today I saw in my facebook memories, a photo that I took of the two of you kissing at our fav restaurant week tradition. Sadly, my photography is terrible and I am so glad you got a great photographer to take these wonderful pictures of you. CANNOT WAIT for the wedding.

  10. Nancy says:

    Beautifully done!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful couple!

  12. Robert Oxer says:

    Congratulations Alexa and Joe!

  13. Kristy says:

    Congrats Alexa! These are absolutely beautiful photos!

  14. Eric says:


  15. Vashti says:

    Congrats Alexa! Wish you the best!

  16. S Chan says:

    Congratulation Alexa & Joe!

  17. Dave Geyer says:

    These look stunning! Great job in capturing this exciting new journey. Congratulations, Alexa and Joe!

  18. Rashauna David says:

    So beautiful! Congratulations Alexa!

  19. Natalie K. says:

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you two! 🙂

  20. Tony Rotola says:

    Pictures are very nice.

  21. Lauren says:

    These look amazing! So much love! I’m so happy you decided to use Emily!

  22. Chris says:

    Beautiful photos! Congratulations!

  23. Shannon says:

    Congrats Alexa! These are beautiful pictures!

  24. Akhter says:

    Congrats to both of you! Beautiful pictures.

  25. Tevin says:

    You Guys look so good! Congratulations!

  26. Laurana says:

    Great pictures! Makes me extra excited for spring/summer

  27. Allie says:


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  29. Akhter says:

    Big congrats to both. Beautiful pictures.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Such a beautiful and wonderful couple! You guys look amazing and I’m so happy for you!

  31. Jacquelyn says:

    Beautiful ❤

  32. Matt says:

    The pictures and the subjects look fantastic, and the lighting really makes everything pop! Congrats on the wedding and the incredible pictures!

  33. Kat says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  34. Daryl says:


  35. Malik Hopkins says:

    Awesome pics. They capture you two beautifully.

  36. Carly says:

    Gorgeous pics! 💖

  37. Megan says:

    Love these! Can’t wait for your big day 🙂

  38. Tracey says:

    Beautiful pictures of Alexa and Joe. It really portrays their love and friendship

  39. Radhika Ramdev says:

    The pictures are lovely- and you both are adorable.

  40. Jean says:

    Congratulations Alexa & Joe!

  41. Jon says:

    Amazing Photos!! Congrats!

  42. Joe H. says:

    Such a beautiful setting for engagement photos!

  43. Kelly says:


  44. Caroline says:

    Very pretty photos!!

  45. Michael Via says:

    Congratulations Joe and Alexa. Great pictures!

  46. Lloyd says:

    What amazing pictures she took of you two! Congrats Alexa!

  47. Joe M says:

    Thanks for posting this! We look forward to working with you soon to create some more amazing memories!

  48. Anna Youells-Hwang says:

    Beautiful! We are so excited for you two!

  49. Amanda says:

    I love Alexa & Joe!

  50. Joe X says:

    The photos are absolutely stunning!

  51. Chuck Q says:

    Really great photos! Congratulations!

  52. Audrey says:

    The photos are absolutely stunning!

  53. These photographs are breath taking! It seems like as a photographer you really capture the bride and groom’s personalities. They both look so excited and in love and your professionalism shows in these photographs. Wonderful job!

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