Lindsay & Ryan's Ocean Springs Engagement Session

I met Lindsay last year at Kim & Scott's wedding and was excited that she contacted me about doing an engagement session a few weeks ago. (She showed up on the blog as a hair and makeup guru before, so it's fun to put her in the spotlight this time, along with her fiancΓ©  Ryan.) Aren't these two the cutest couple?

cute couple smiling outdoors

Lindsay mentioned that she wanted photos with a live oak with Spanish moss, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to explore the Ruskin Oak, a massive live oak nestled at the end of a dead end in downtown Ocean Springs. I didn't even know about this fabulous tree for the first few years of living here, and this was my first time shooting there, but I bet it won't be my last!

couple in front of Ruskin Oak (Ocean Springs, Mississippi)

This spot and this couple were the perfect combination.

Engagement Photos at Ruskin Oak Tree
cute couple seated on vintage quilt under live oak tree (Ocean Springs, Mississippi)

They even agreed to do a little climbing.

Engagement photos with couple sitting in live oak tree (Ocean Springs, Mississippi)

Lindsay and Ryan sittin' in a tree...

couple's feet and legs, sitting on live oak tree branch in denim blue jeans

K-I-S-S-I-N-G! ;)

cute couple kissing in a tree

These two were so much fun to photograph.

outdoorsy engagment portraits
engagement session in Ocean Springs (Uninvented Colors Photography)

They were such naturals that I asked them if they had been practicing at home--ha! :)

stunning couple portrait with tree branches
romantic engagement portrait (kissing in the woods)
beautiful couple walking and kissing under huge tree

Check out her lovely ring--such classic beauty!

yellow gold diamond engagement ring on mossy tree bark
diamond engagement ring in spanish moss

I could have stayed under that tree all evening, but to switch things up, we headed to Front Beach.

dreamy engagement photos at beach in Ocean Springs

Their pastel ensembles worked so well against the cloudy sky.

romantic engagement photos at dock on cloudy day
couple sitting on edge of dock in pastels

The clouds were diffusing the sunlight so perfectly; it made my job a breeze!

cute engagement photos at Ocean Springs Yacht Club (Uninvented Colors Photography)
nautical engagement photo on dock

I love the way these two look at each other--so romantic!

couple with Hobie Cat sailboats on beach
beach engagement photos

I'm glad their Gulf Coast home served as the backdrop for Lindsay and Ryan's engagement photos. They're planning an amazing destination wedding this fall--in Colorado! 

couple walking on beach holding hands on cloudy day

Congrats, you two!