A Sweet Eden Park Cincinnati Engagement Session | Kristel + Ryan

October 20, 2015

It’s always fun when we get to photograph our couples in places that they love, so it was perfect that Kristel and Ryan wanted to start their engagement session at Eden Park, a favorite of theirs that also happens to be right down the street from their home in Cincinnati. After Eden Park, we headed a few blocks west to Over the Rhine, where we finished out their session, and I have to say, this sweet couple is so adorable together! We absolutely loved spending the evening with them! On a side note, we just have to brag on Kristel and Ryan a little bit for a second. Not only are they super cute, but they’re also incredibly thoughtful. Since they know how much we love macarons, they picked some up from a local shop to give to us, and oh my goodness were they delicious! We felt like we were cheating on Pistacia Vera a little bit, but it was totally worth it. (; Anyhow, after their engagement session, we’re even more excited to photograph Kristel and Ryan’s Pinecroft Mansion wedding next year!!Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_001Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_002Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_003Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_004Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_005Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_006Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_007Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_008Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_009Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_010Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_011Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_012Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_013Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_014Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_015Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_016Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_017Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_018Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_019Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_020Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_021Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_022Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_023Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_024Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_025Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_026Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_027Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_028Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_029Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_030Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_031Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_032Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_033Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_034Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_035Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_036Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_037Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_038Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_039Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_040Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_041Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_042Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_043Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_045Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_046Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_047Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_048Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_049Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_050Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_051Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_052Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_053Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_054Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_055Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_056Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_057Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_058Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_059Eden-Park-Cincinnati-Engagement-Session-Photos_060

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  1. Elizabeth

    October 20th, 2015 at 9:44 am

    These are amazing!!! What a beautiful couple 🙂

  2. Jenny

    October 20th, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Gorgeous photos and a stunning couple! Can’t wait for the wedding!

  3. Kitty Miller

    October 20th, 2015 at 9:53 am

    These are beyond perfect!!! I am loving the Eden Park (heyyy neighborhood)and downtown/OTR scenes! So chic and soooooo Kristel and Ryan! You two are total babes! Can’t wait to see more wedding pics 🙂

  4. Julie Graf

    October 20th, 2015 at 9:56 am


  5. Brandon

    October 20th, 2015 at 9:57 am

    WOW…speechless. Looking great!

  6. Kristel

    October 20th, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Thank you so much!!! We love them all!!!!

  7. Lynn

    October 20th, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I love you two!

  8. Jordan

    October 20th, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Is that Ronda Rousey?

  9. Jen

    October 20th, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Amazing photos! Cant wait for the big day.

  10. Kelsie from the Squad

    October 20th, 2015 at 10:09 am

    AHH! These are too good I can’t. My favorites are where Ryan is telling you a sexi secret and then when you are frolicking across the street. #GROTEFEST

  11. Britney

    October 20th, 2015 at 10:12 am

    so happy that my favorite photographers and my dear friend were able to meet and make this magic 🙂 gorgeous photos!

  12. Nathalie Cruz

    October 20th, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Lovely pictures, you surely captured the love among you two! Congratulations! <3.<3

  13. Katie

    October 20th, 2015 at 10:30 am

    These are fabulous!

  14. Amy Smith

    October 20th, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Beautiful! I LOVE the OTR photos! My fav might be the one of you two running across the street. You guys look perfect 🙂

  15. Ada

    October 20th, 2015 at 10:43 am

    congratulations to the both of you, beautiful pictures!!!

  16. Brooke

    October 20th, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Jaw-dropping! You two look so amazing and these shots are so beautiful! What a couple of naturals 🙂 I can’t wait to see wedding shots! xxxB

  17. Scott

    October 20th, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Shut up – I’m not crying, you’re crying! Running and Kissy pics are an A+

  18. Natalia M

    October 20th, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Lovely pictures, you look amazing! Beautiful couple!! Love love love

  19. Katie

    October 20th, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Beautiful photographs and a beautiful couple! Great scenery, and the black & white photos are stunning!

  20. Joanna Swallen

    October 20th, 2015 at 11:43 am

    You really can’t screw up with two such RIDICULOUSLY BEAUTIFUL subjects! However, great job on the photography!! What neat memories for the future Mr & Mrs Grote ❤️

  21. Cait

    October 20th, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Such a stunningly beautiful couple!! Congratulations!!

  22. Lauren Darrow

    October 20th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Love these pictures! Can’t wait for the wedding 🙂

  23. Jackie H

    October 20th, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  24. Lauren Horn

    October 20th, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    So beautiful!!!!

  25. Eric Lalley

    October 20th, 2015 at 1:51 pm


  26. Sara

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    These are amazing… You guys look so happy! <3

  27. katrina

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    these are absolutely stunning! you guys both look amazing and you look especially beautiful as always stella! i can’t wait to share your big day with you <3

  28. Mark Viviani

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:19 pm


  29. Kyle

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Wonderful pictures!

  30. Ollie

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Brilliant photos guys. I’ll be in touch for some of my own in the future.

  31. Britt B

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    You two are the best. <3

  32. Grimace

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Congrats!! Great photos!!

  33. Adam Church

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:32 pm


  34. Jenny (BJ)

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Ahhh I love it!! These pictures are gorgeous!!! I can’t wait for my personal wallet-sized one 🙂

  35. Jason

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Great blog! Great pics!

  36. Grote

    October 20th, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks everyone!!! Free prints and canvas for us!

  37. Kristina

    October 20th, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple

  38. Megan

    October 20th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Seriously great pics!!! Love them!

  39. Tracy

    October 20th, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!!!

  40. Kelsey

    October 20th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Oh, beautiful!! The ones of you guys in the middle of the street with the city all around are AMAZING. Love them all!

  41. Kiki

    October 20th, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    You guys are hot! Pics look beautiful!!

  42. Drew Darrow

    October 20th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    So adorable. Can’t wait for the wedding!!

  43. Jacquelyn

    October 20th, 2015 at 7:07 pm


  44. Tj

    October 20th, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Looking great guys! Congrats!

  45. Lanier

    October 20th, 2015 at 8:11 pm


  46. Soda

    October 20th, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    You guys are gonna make some cute kids.

  47. Jen

    October 20th, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I LOVE the Otr scenes, but everything looks great I bet it was a fun day! 🙂

  48. Hannah

    October 21st, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Such beauty!!!!! Love you two!

  49. Ricky

    October 21st, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Kristel, great job dressing Ryan for these photos!

  50. Megan

    October 21st, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    EAch one gets better and better! I love the earthy natural Eden Park shots but then the edgier city shots get even more fun and adorable. Beautiful, beautiful, such loveee!

  51. Mom G

    October 23rd, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    You two look so great! I love the photos

  52. Bridget

    October 27th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Such natural beauties! Model status. Love you guys!

  53. Anna Caldwell

    November 2nd, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Gorgeous couple in some of the hippest, most beautiful part of the city! Amaaaaazing pictures.

  54. Linda

    November 4th, 2015 at 8:46 am

    These are beautiful engagement photos. Your work is lovely with pretty light.

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