Graham proposed to Noel last December. Between that and having a name like Noel, how could we not have an engagement session in December in front of a Christmas tree?
We didn't know until that day that we had scheduled the session on the day of the Christmas parade, so after spending a while looking around for parking and wondering whether we'd be able to get to the tree, we found a parking garage (where we were given candy canes), and we discovered that the tree wasn't blocked off after all! There was a crowd of people near the tree. When we asked if they were waiting to take pictures there, they said they just wanted to watch, and then they left when we were finished.
We were offered hot chocolate, we heard Christmas music playing, and we saw Christmas lights turning on. Only the weather could have made the day more festive, but we couldn't complain about it being 60 degrees and sunny. As we walked through Falls Park, it started to seem more like a fall engagement session. There were still a few trees with red, orange, and yellow leaves left, which also complemented the outfits they'd picked out to go with the Christmas tree.
Noel and Graham have been together since high school! I heard them say "I love you" so many times during the session. Things like that are what make engagement sessions so much fun!