Hunting Hill Mansion Engagement| Joris + Julia - Josiah & Steph Photography

Joris + Julia crushed their engagement session at Hunting Hill Mansion photographed by our associate photography team, Ryan + Courtney. We we asked Courtney how everything went, she enthusiastically said “Joris + Julia were so much fun and so sweet!” Well, we’ve only had the chance to speak with them through email and on the phone, but that’s totally the vibe we get, too. If you don’t believe me, just read their answers to our questions below. Joris is definitely a romantic which just adds to their charm.

Q: How Did Joris Propose?

We were on a vacation with Julia’s family at Hilton Head Island. We decided to do one date night at a beautiful restaurant overlooking the beach with live music. After dinner and drinks, we headed down to the beach to catch the sunset. This quickly ended up being Julia’s favorite sunset — as Joris got down on 1 knee and asked Julia to be his wife. Joris got all of the details just right. He even hired a hidden photographer to capture the moment! When we got back to the restaurant where we had dinner, the musician announced us as a newly engaged couple and played a special song just for us. The night ended with lots of smiles and champagne. As far as how we were feeling? Joris was certainly nervous. Looking back on dinner I (Julia) can now understand the source of his visible stress!

Q: What’s Been Your Favorite Part About Being Engaged?

Our favorite part of being engaged is planning for our future! It’s so exciting to know it’ll be side by side. We also cannot wait to bring both of our “worlds” together during the wedding — it will be the first time Joris’ friends and family from the Netherlands get to spend time with Julia’s friends and family from the US.

Q: What Advice Do You Have For Future Couples Planning Their Wedding?

Our best advice would be to never lose sight of the whole reason for all of the planning: Your relationship! When things get a bit stressful, it’s always helpful to remember that at the end of the day the wedding is all about celebrating our love story with the people that mean the most to us.

To Joris + Julia:

We love the way these photos turned out! Thanks for your scheduling flexibility and having such an awesome time with Ryan + Courtney. They really loved shooting with you guys and can’t wait to do it all over again next year! We can’t wait to show you your full gallery, but until then, we hope you love this little sneak peek from your engagement session at Hunting Hill Mansion!

View more engagement sessions here!

Hunting Hill Mansion Engagement| Joris + Julia

Engagement, Ryan + Courtney

  1. Julia says:

    We had the very best time!! Can’t wait for 9/18/21

  2. Anne says:

    Beautiful! Congrats!!!

  3. Rebecca Reilly says:

    Beautiful couple!! Congratulations

  4. Stephanie says:

    This is so sweet and the pictures are absolutely stunning!!!

  5. mikala says:

    you truly captured their love!

  6. Alex says:

    Gorgeous pictures and couple!

  7. April says:

    Beautiful pictures guys!!! Love it

  8. Hannah Boaz says:

    Beautiful photos! Love the fall editing

  9. Marianna says:

    What an amazing couple!!!! Love this photos.

  10. Mary Ann Jacobs says:

    Courtney was perfect. S o professional and fun. The pics turned out really nice.

  11. Tiffany says:

    These are absolutely beautiful!!! & such a cute pup!

  12. Kristina says:

    Stunning photos! 😍

  13. Morgan says:

    Beautiful couple and stunning photos!

  14. Joris vanLeeuwen says:

    Amazing pictures!! Thank you so much Courtney! I can’t wait for the wedding pictures next year.

  15. Natalie says:

    love the pics!!!

  16. Mamma says:

    Wat een prachtige foto’s!

  17. Ivana says:

    Adorable photos, love to see it!

  18. Daniella says:

    Beautiful photos!!

  19. Meagan Rachman says:

    Gorgeous Julia!!! congratulations!!

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  22. Kadin Brown says:

    Wow, these pictures are amazing!!

  23. Katie Marcy says:

    Are you kidding!!!! these are BEAUTIFUL

  24. Pappa says:

    Prachtig jongens!

  25. Kaatje says:

    Jullie zien er gelukkig uit:)

  26. Katie says:

    Love it!!

  27. Taylor says:

    Beautiful photos!!

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  29. Jochem says:

    Ah, dus dit is wat ze de American Dream noemen. Strakke foto’s broer!

  30. Kate says:

    Love these all!

  31. Jenna says:

    Such a beautiful couple, can’t wait to stand next to you two on your special day. Xx

  32. Laurens Kuiper says:

    xqcL CUTE xqcL COUPLE xqcL

  33. Courtney says:

    Such a fun day! Can’t wait for your wedding!!

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