Real Engagement: Savanna and Neil's Old Fashioned Romance by Robin Reiss Photography (5)

This fun, retro engagement shoot comes to us from Robin Reiss Photography, based in Tampa, Florida! Here is the story of the engagement and the romance leading up to it as told by Savanna, the lovely bride to be:

As scandalous as it may sound Neil was dating my roommate in college when we met… No nothing you would see out of 90210. He was dating my roommate, I had a boyfriend and he immediately was place in the “friend zone!”  My hometown boyfriend and I didn’t make it very far into the semester and neither did they. Neil and I were both finance majors and had a lot of classes together and naturally started becoming really close friends. He got me a job at the restaurant he worked at, we became study buddies and eventually discovered that we are both beach bums at heart. For about six months, we were really good friends: we dated other people and even played wing (wo)man for each other from time to time in class and on the beach.

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On the beach, Clearwater beach is really where we started to fall in love. We had these great conversations; we discussed the past, the future, our goals, dreams and deepest desires. We started to form business plans together, we were heading “Straight to the Top!” It was clear that we would be a part of each other’s lives for a very long time.

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The turning point in our relationship happened one night when my best-friend from childhood came to visit me at school. We were all out together when she pulled me into the bathroom to grill me on this guy she always heard me talking about, that was hanging out every time she came to visit, that was going out of his way then and there to make sure we had a good time… That night she opened not opened my eyes but I found out later that she was having similar conversations with Neil when I wasn’t around! By the end of the night Neil and I looked at each other a different way and we haven’t looked back since!

Congratulations Savanna & Neil and thank you Robin for sharing! For more information about Robin Reiss Photography, please visit her website.

What do you think of today’s real engagement shoot? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer:  Robin Reiss Photography
Reception Venue: Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort

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