Melissa and Will fell in love at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Bolton Hill, MD. They returned to this historic area of Baltimore for their engagement session and I think it’s safe to say that they walked away with even more wonderful memories of the campus and the neighborhood where they fell in love. I just love this first image inside MICA’s main building. What a gorgeous staircase and such an adorable pose! It’s definitely a framer! I’m so happy that Jennifer Smutek Photography shared these beautiful images with us!
How they met: We met in high school through mutual friends. Hit it off right away but due to bad timing and a bigger passion to focus on school, the relationship did not last very long. It wasn’t until after high school that we reunited at a perfect time in our lives and have been together ever since the spring of 2006!
Why they chose this location for their session: We chose Bolton Hill and the MICA campus as our engagement shoot location because we spent a ton of time in that area the first few years of our relationship. It’s where Will went to college, where we spent most of our time getting to know one another, visiting all the quirky mom and pop shops and eateries in the area.
Their favorite memory from MICA: Our favorite memory would probably be Will’s old college apartment. We spent a lot of time there the first couple years of our relationship getting to know each other, having late nights of ice cream and talking for hours, getting introduced to new friends, and living simply and for the moment. The Brown Center is also a highlight. Will graduated from MICA in 2007 and that was one of our first big celebrations and accomplishments we shared as a couple. The memories that were created there and the love that blossomed, looking back, it reminds us of how far we have come since those days and how much we will cherish them forever.
Photography | Jennifer Smutek Photography
Location | Maryland Institute College of Art