One of the most beautiful times of the year for photos is in April, when the trees are just starting to bloom and greenery is slowly making its way back after a cold midwestern winter. For Maria and Nick’s engagement session, we knew we wanted beautiful pink blossoms – and these don’t tend to last long – so we braved a chilly and rainy day to take these photos at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I am convinced the sun decided to make an appearance just for these two; I absolutely adore them and they are some of the sweetest people I know! Maria is an eye-doctor and I am obsessed with her fun social media posts (give her a follow at @heydrmaria_) and Nick has the best taste in movies and TV – We geeked out over Game of Thrones. Their wedding was originally scheduled for 2020, and they have rescheduled it for 2021. To say I can’t wait is an understatement! These two are something special and I am beyond thrilled to document their day.