We had such a great time with Madeline and Patryk at the WRAL Azalea Gardens for their engagement session. Funny story...I think every high school in Raleigh was having their prom the day we did their engagement session because there were what felt like hundreds of prom goers at the gardens, lol. We had a lot of fun and it was great to spend some time with Madeline & Patryk getting to know them a little better. Can't wait for their wedding next year...I have know doubt we are going to have a blast!
I hope you enjoyed these WRAL Azalea Garden engagement photos. Do you know Madeline and Patryk? Show them some love by commenting below! Keep reading to see some more beautiful images from this shoot and hear a little more about the beginning of Madeline and Patryk's love story.
How did the two of you meet?
Patryk and I met through an online dating site- okcupid.com. I had joined it just because one of my friends did and never expected to meet my future husband.
Tell us about the proposal
Patryk proposed while we were visiting my parents in Kentucky. We were all going to dinner downtown in my hometown, and my mom suggested we stop to take a few pictures at this nice garden where I had my senior high school pictures taken. Little did I know, Patryk had set this up with my mom a few weeks in advance. This was where he proposed.
What’s something annoying but cute that each of you do?
Patryk always calls me little pet names like mandarin. He also loves to tickle me. Madeline often mimics the silly faces I make or makes a silly one just out of the blue.
What’s one thing you’re looking forward to in your life-after-marriage together?
We’re looking forward to seeing each other grow and advance in our careers, as well as growing our family beyond just us and our dog, Ollie.
What do you both enjoy doing together with your free time?
When the weather is nice we play tennis, Madeline is better since she has played since high school and Patryk only started last summer. Other things would be nights out for dinner- we love to go to Sushi Thai and Chili’s, as well as other restaurants.
What is your favorite memory together?
One of our favorite memories together was when we went to Western Kentucky University’s campus, where Madeline lived and went to class for her last 2 years of high school. Madeline gave me a tour of the campus, and we played Pokémon Go.
If you could both relocate anywhere in the world – where would it be?
Patryk would want to relocate back to New York, it's where he was born and grew up a small portion of his life. He still has family there and just the ability to walk around to get to where you need to be was very convenient. Madeline would want to move somewhere more northern with cooler weather, though she could probably be happy anywhere as long as we’re together.
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