Maria and Jack

How We Met

I met Jack in the most random of ways, in a common room in our freshman year of college while I was tutoring someone in my Spanish class. It was funny because when he started up a conversation during our first encounter, we realized we had a lot in common and ended up talking for hours. Fast forward to our first date a week later, and as all my friends can attest, it was the most amazing and fun first date of my life. From then on we’ve been inseparable and I love that about us. I knew from the moment we went on our first date that he was special, and deep down knew I’d end up marrying him. Look at where we are now!

How They Asked

On April 17th, Jack and I went to 5th Avenue, our favorite spot in downtown Naples, Florida, where I thought we were taking graduation pictures. 5th Avenue is significant to us because it was our fancy date-night spot for the past 3 and a half years, and the beach we always went to. Jack and I were set to graduate with our bachelor’s degrees the following month, so naturally, I asked my best friend Kylen to take graduation announcement photos for us.

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Naples Beach, Florida

Little did I know, Jack and Kylen had been plotting to turn our graduation pictures into proposal pictures for weeks, and before I knew it Jack walked me over to this beautiful secluded boardwalk, told me how he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him! It was the most intimate and special moment of my life, and it was even more special knowing my friend had played such a big role in it too. I wouldn’t want it any other way!

Maria and Jack's Engagement in Naples Beach, Florida

Special Thanks

Kylen Pohl | 
Photographer