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Anastasia & Rashaan Beach Engagement Session Atwater Park Shorewood WI

About the Couple

Anastasia and Rashaan’s love story started the way all the best romances do — on Tinder. In fact, Anastasia says they had the pleasure of falling in love through the app. They quickly learned to love each other from a distance as Anastasia was called away for military service.

They both agree that they give each other endless support and value their relationship as best friends just as much as their love as a couple. Rashaan is the nerd of the relationship, and Anastasia says she brings all the sass! Anastasia knew Rashaan was “the one” when they bought their first house together last year. Since then, they’ve been building their new home together as a little family, welcoming a puppy as their first fur baby, and even taking time to care for family together.

It truly was “match” made on Tinder!

The Beach Engagement Session Atwater Park

Anastasia’s first email to me was brimming with excitement — she had always admired the drama and intimacy of beach engagement photos and couldn’t wait to recreate some of her favorites with her own special someone, Rashaan. Moreover, she wanted to get wet! So, we planned a beach engagement session at Atwater Park at the tail end of summer to make her dreams come true.

We had the perfect breezy and sunny evening for Anastais and Rashaan’s beach engagement session. Before we headed down to the beach itself, Anastasia and Rashaan surprised me with a fun picnic setup and a guest appearance from their new puppy! After a few fun pics with their furry friend, the couple enjoyed some Corona beers. Not only is Corona one of their favorite drinks, they wanted to add this particular beer to the picnic portion of their session to let the COVID-19 virus know that it couldn’t put a damper on their love!

Anastasia did an amazing job prepping all the little details for their session, including lime wedges for their beers, a cute wedding countdown calendar, a neutral picnic blanket, and a beautiful package of summer wildflowers.

While our session started out casual, Anastasia and Rashaan brought some serious elegance to their beach engagement session when they changed into a flowing maxi dress, white oxford, and black slacks for the beach portion of their session.

The evening light cast everything in a beautiful golden glow, highlighting Anastasia and Rashaan’s love for each other, and once they dipped their toes in the water, there was no stopping the romance!

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Atwater Park Shorewood WI

Atwater Park in Shorewood, WI is arguably one of the best locations for a beach engagement session in Milwaukee! The park features a beautiful green space with walking trails and sculptures above the beach; and once you walk down the stairs to the waterfront below, you’ll find a a long boardwalk surrounded by dune grass leading to the clean, sandy beach. From there, the beach commands a stunning view of Lake Michigan.

Anastasia and Rashaan are planning a 2021 wedding celebration in downtown Milwaukee.

Are you recently engaged and looking for a Milwaukee Fine Art Wedding Photographer? Then consider reaching out to Joshua Harrison Photography today!

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