Andrea and Andrew

Los Angeles, California

 

 

Photography | 222 Photography | @two_twentytwo

From the Photographer

Andrew and Andrea are one of my September couples. They love urban settings and buildings, so naturally, a rooftop session in Downtown LA was ideal. We met at 8 in the morning to avoid foot traffic, and my husband and I began to prompt them for their photos. Like most couples, they were rigid at first, but we were able to get them into a groove after a few minutes. This session was shot in less than half an hour.

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?

Andrew and I met in 2014. We both worked for the same company at the time, but in different store locations. A mutual coworker of ours invited us out for dinner and thats were we first met. Andrew then reached out to me a few months later, and we grabbed dinner. We hit it off and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

 

What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique?

Andrew is very supportive and always pushes me out of my comfort zone. I think that makes our relationship fun and spontaneous. He’s the kind of person to plan a suicide tip to Vegas “just because” or plan a wine tour out of the blue. We traveled a lot prior to getting engaged and that really allowed us to strengthen our relationship and experience new things together.

 

How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship?

I knew Andrea was the one within just a couple months of dating her. It’s hard to describe and it sounds cheesy but it felt right. I can’t give an exact moment when I knew, but I knew it was within 2 months of dating her. I would always think about her and I just couldn’t wait to see her.

 

Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?

I planned the proposal about 3 months before it took place. We went to Miami and I had told her that a “friend” had recommended a restaurant on the beach. We are making our way to the restaurant and the restaurant hostess (It was actually the company that helped me plan the proposal) said our reservations were moved up by an hour. We got to the restaurant and I suggested we walk on the beach and take pictures together. We got to the beach and I had a guitar player and a singer singing the song “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler (Song Adam Sandler sang on the airplane from the movie The Wedding Singer). There was an aisle of rose petals that we walked through to watch them sing. Andrea began crying the second she saw everything. I let them finish the song then I got down on one knee and told her the reasons why I wanted to marry her and then proposed. After she said yes I had a blanket set up with champagne, pictures of us, and lights all around the sand. I had it all planned and this company I found made it happen.

 

We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!

I went to a jewelry store to look at rings and I saw about 5-6 rings before I found the one. I took about 30 minutes deciding on whether to pull the trigger because of the price, but I did it. I really wanted to find a ring that really stood out and I did. It is a cushion cut ring with a halo and pave band. She loves it.

 

Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet?

We are very excited to start planning. Our wedding is in September and we are counting down the months. Our vision is a rustic/bohemian style.