Trendy Bok Tower Gardens Engagement Session by The Ganeys
And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.
— Nicholas Sparks

Destined moments are what we spend our lives waiting for. Knowing that the perfect person is out there and at just the right moment your worlds will collide to take you on the greatest adventure of your life. An adventure that is so perfectly combined of firsts to lasts you find yourself fulfilled for eternity. Destined moments are what brought Ashley and Matt together for an adventure that was so perfectly captured by two of the sweetest people we know, The Ganeys.

From photographer Emily Ganey: "This couple was SO REFRESHING for me and my creativity. Something about them was so different. The way they dressed. The way they hugged me when we met. The way they LOVED on each other! I can't get enough! They're so, so sweet! They have an amazing story and have just a 2 month engagement. They're getting married in 3 weeks in her parent's back yard and I can't wait!

A few years ago, after Ashley’s birthday, she was talking to her best friend about how she was ready to settle down and meet someone. Ashley’s best friend introduced her to Matt, just three weeks after (talk about a good best friend!).

When Ashley described her first interactions with Matt to me during their session, I just had to laugh because I felt as though I could relate so well. Between the conversation around how to stuff a comforter into a duvet cover and the anxiety she felt before the first date – I paused and realized this is exactly how it is supposed to be. A relationship filled with laughter is a good one. During that first date, Ashley went to the restroom, looked at herself in the mirror and said, “I’m eating dinner with my husband right now.”

Two years later, Matt proposed on a dock, looking out over the water. Although it didn’t go exactly as planned, it was still a perfect moment. The antique-style ring Ashley wears is absolutely stunning."


Venue: Bok Tower Gardens | Photography: The Ganeys | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

As a husband and wife team, capturing real moments and documenting love stories in an organic way is what drives us. We’re inspired by authenticity and adventure, and as your photographers we’ll rejoice in celebrated moments and tear up during emotional ones. If our images become a piece of your future – a lasting, tangible memory of your most beautiful day – then we’ve done our job.
— Emily & Thomas Ganey