Stephanie and Josh met while working on the same floor as nurses at Florida Hospital. Stephanie says it took Josh FOREVR to finally ask her out! Josh officially first asked Stephanie to be his girlfriend in St Augustine on the Mantanzas River near Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. When it came time to propose, Stephanie and Josh were on another trip to St Augustine and he planned to pop the all important question at the same exact spot. However, they were with a group of friends and one of their friends suggested while were on the opposite end of the fort - “Hey! Josh! This spot looks good!” So Josh went with the flow and got down on one knee and asked Stephanie to marry him. t only made sense to photograph their engagement portrait session in St Augustine and include these two very meaningful locations.
A misty, foggy, romantic morning in historic St Augustine set the perfect backdrop for Stephanie + Josh’s engagement session.💛✨ We also photographed Bridge of Lions, Lightner Museum, George Street + Historic Shopping District and inside Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. We stopped along the way at Taverna Del Cabalo - a favorite place they enjoy the Augustine Mules - a handcrafted cocktail created from local-made St. Augustine Vodka, Ginger Beer and lime juice.
An unexpected blessing - we passed a St Photios Shrine Greek Orthodox National Shrine...we were able to get inside and capture a moment as Stephanie and Josh prayed together. 🙏🏻 A divine moment of serenity - they will be married at Holy Ascension Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, FL next November. We cannot wait!
Lead Photographer | Rebecca Zoumberos
Associate Photographer | Michael Zoumberos