Couple: Ailyn & Sabir
Location: Langford Park & Downtown Orlando, Florida
Let me start off by saying these two are a couple of besties!
Ailyn and I know each other from high school, but never really hung out until around 5 to 6 years ago. After reuniting, she gradually became one of my closest and dearest friends. We’ve done so many things together – attended parties, gossiped, talked about boys, and even vacationed in Las Vegas with all our girlfriends! I’ve just had so many wonderful memories with her that I’m absolutely ecstatic, not to mention flattered, that I would be photographing she and Sabir’s engagement session.
The first half of their shoot, however casual, had an obvious air of romance. The cute picnic session with champagne was such an adorable and rather silly touch to an otherwise emotional and intimate photoshoot. Ailyn, a complete sweetheart, brought her fiancé a box of memories. After she transitioned from white to a darker floral ensemble, and Sabir changed from a carnation pink button-up to light blue, they walked the streets of Downtown Florida looking very much like themselves – a couple truly in love!
A few years after we reunited, Ailyn met Sabir at a club called Vyce in downtown Orlando – and the rest was history. They’ve been inseparable ever since. Sabir is a complete jokester and a barrel of banter, bringing laughter everywhere he goes! He’s one of the few people that can handle my rather sarcastic sense of humor. Meanwhile, out of all our girlfriends, everyone will agree that Ailyn has the biggest heart of gold. Sabir has a daughter from a previous relationship who Ailyn easily welcomed into her life and treated like her own, making Sabir and her daughter closer than ever. A true gift, this speaks volumes about the type of woman Ailyn is.
Sabir proposed to her during a trip to Washington DC, right in front of the colossal figure of Abraham Lincoln, with an amethyst ring – her favorite color and an absolute showstopper! Fortunately, he managed to get someone to film the emotional moment. I am so happy they found each other, and elated to know that they will be expecting a baby girl in March! Hopefully the wedding will not be too long after that.
Congratulations to the beautiful and happy couple!