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Ryan + Gina

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Ryan + Gina

A Brewery + Downtown Columbia Engagement Session | Columbia, Missouri | El Paso Engagement Photographer

When it comes to engagement sessions - every couple thinks of parks as the number one go to for location, but they don't always have to be! Ryan + Gina had a little bit of a different approach to their session, they wanted something that not only resembled their relationship but was unique to them so they chose this amazing beer garden tucked into downtown Columbia so that they could sip on a brew, share some laughs, then see some sights - this eventually led to us heading to a park to snag some of those traditional shots too (I always call them the mom + grandma shots cause we always gotta make those special ladies in our life feel special too & these will be the portraits they print + hang up on their walls for generations to come.) 

As we explored downtown, we found a neat mural that was calling our attention (pssst: a little birdie told me this was Gina's absolute favorite shot) & then took to the architecture of the city before heading to a more open space so that we could enjoy the quiet park atmosphere. As the sun was setting & these two were snuggling + laughing on the grass - there was a few band members practicing in the lower portion of the park, almost like they were providing the soundtrack while Ryan + Gina's memories were captured as a couple preparing for their big day the next year. Ryan + Gina - I don't think Columbia has ever been quite as joy-filled as the laughter that you filled it with. It was such an honor to photograph your engagement & I cannot wait until your wedding day in November!

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Sparrow & Gold Photography is run by Jessica Rivera & focuses largely on the in-between moments + capturing beautiful, authentic memories. She is a sucker for the unique love stories + traveling to the ends of the earth to document them while living in the southwest corner of Texas in El Paso.