Do we have a classy from Hollis Gardens engagement session for you, or what?! Friends, Kaela and Mike were such a joy to work with and they were a GORGEOUS pair. We had such a great time exploring the gardens with them and their pup, Jax and are so excited to share their story with you today!
Kaela and Mike first met while working at a hospital in Wesley Chapel 6 years ago! Mike was a paramedic and Kaela was working as a scrub nurse. Kaela and Mike both push each other to be better people in everything they do. They are both competitive people and challenge each other often. Kaela loves Mike’s unique skills of playing guitar, writing music, and rapping. They both love to travel and have a huge personalized world map of places that they have gone together. When Kaela and Mike are not out traveling, they spend most of their time with their sweet rescue pup, Jax.
Kaela knew Mike was the one when she first said “I love you”, 6 months into their relationship. She never thought she would say it first. They were consumed with each other and couldn’t get enough. The hardest part in their relationship was when Kaela got into school in Upstate New York and knew there was a constant countdown of when she would be leaving for school. They embraced the time they did have, as much as they could, and that is when she fell in love with him.
Mike took Kaela hiking at the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina at the end of November 2019. Once they were done sightseeing and hiking with Jax, Mike took her to a gazebo. He pretended like he was going to take a picture and recorded his proposal in a very quiet, secluded area with stunning round solitaire diamond.
We met Kaela and Mike at Hollis Gardens in Lakeland, Florida on a Sunday for their engagement session. We always encourage our couples to have one formal outfit, and a more casual outfit for variety in their sessions. Well, Kaela and Mike did NOT disappoint. The couple was dressed to the nines for the first half of their Hollis Gardens engagement session. We explored the gardens together and their pup, Jax, joined in for the fun! Mike and Kaela showed off their romantic sides during this half of the session, sneaking kisses whenever possible. How adorable!
The couple then changed into their more casual outfits for some fun. Mike showed off his strength by running through the field with Kaela on his back. They also spent some time embracing one another and having the best time with each other while Jack and Jax played model nearby. The couple also brought a bottle of champagne and had the best time popping it open together.
We absolutely loved our session with Kaela and Mike! The laughs were nonstop and this couple was such a treat to hang out with. Kaela and Mike will be tying the knot this fall and we can’t wait to see where their adventures bring them next. Take a peek into their Hollis Gardens engagement session below!