A Fall Engagement in Valley Forge Park | Daniel + Shannon - Josiah & Steph Photography

We had such an awesome time with Daniel + Shannon for their fall engagement in Valley Forge Park. The leaves were just hitting peak color at this point and we had some wonderful weather for late October. Being in front of camera is always a really intimidating experience, and I could tell that there were some nerves going on at the start. We reassured them that after a few minutes, it’ll start to feel more normal. Sure enough, once we got into the session, started playing some posing games, and got Daniel + Shannon laughing, they instantly became pros! These two really crushed their engagement session! They’re also so nice and easy to chat with!

Q: How Did Daniel Propose?

Daniel proposed to me on June 20th, 2020 at the place where we first met, Kerr Park in Downingtown. He arranged a picnic lunch with my favorite sandwich and caprese salad. For dessert, he pulled out a Kinder Egg. I didn’t even know what a Kinder Egg was until I met Daniel. He used to have them around Easter as a child and it became something special that we shared together every once in awhile. Kinder eggs have one side that is chocolate and the other side has a plastic toy. When he handed me the Kinder egg, it was still sealed and didn’t look tampered with at all. I opened up the egg and inside, where the toy should have been, was the ring. I was so happy and Daniel was so excited!

Q: Did I expect it?

When I saw Daniel in a nice button down shirt for a picnic in the grass, I thought something had to be up. The Kinder Egg kind of threw me off. I thought he was going to hand me a ring, ya know.

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

Make sure you work within a budget. Figure out what part of the wedding is most important to you. There are so many checklists and you don’t have to check off every single box. That could get expensive. For instance, Daniel and I don’t need a limo to have the perfect wedding. Don’t worry too much about the extras that don’t excite you.

When asked what their favorite part of being engaged is, Shannon answered with the anticipation that I get to call Daniel my husband in a year. Daniel said he loves seeing how happy my family and friends are about us being happy.

To Daniel + Shannon:

We loved hanging with you guys during your session! You guys crushed it! We can’t wait to do it all over again next year at your wedding, but until then, we hope you enjoy some of our favorites from you fall engagement at Valley Forge Park!

View more engagements at Valley Forge Park here!

A Fall Engagement in Valley Forge Park | Daniel + Shannon


  1. Kimberly says:

    These photos of Shannon and Daniel are so cute! You can see that they love each other and it really warms my heart <3 I really hope they have a wonderful wedding next fall!

  2. Emina Lopatnikova says:

    that last picture!!!! <3

  3. Linda Lieblet says:

    Great pictures. You captured their love 💘

  4. Judy says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  5. Meg says:

    Love these photos!

  6. Barb McGough says:

    Congratulations and best wishes for a beautiful life together!!

  7. Paul R. Rennie says:

    Great photos of a super couple

  8. Lisa Morgan says:


  9. Stacey says:

    Amazing pics of a sweet couple!!!

  10. Jenny says:

    Aww the pictures look beautiful cuz!

  11. Norma Jean Welsh says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. So happy for them and you captured their joy!

  12. Maryann Mattes says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  13. Betty North says:

    These pics are AMAZING! Thank you,, thank you, thank you!

  14. Gretchen Denlinger says:

    Congratulations on your engagement! These are fabulous pictures!

  15. Chrissy Chapracki says:

    What beautiful pictures! Congratulations you two!

  16. Mia says:

    Beautiful pictures! Best wishes!

  17. Beth says:

    Beautiful pics! You captured the love and excitement life holds at this special time!!

  18. Maureen says:


  19. Angela Herceglic says:

    Beautiful couple deserves this beautiful backdrop. Cheers and congrats!

  20. Joyce says:

    Congratulations! Great pictures!

  21. Kathy says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. Watched Shannon grow into the beautiful young lady she is today. Mych love and happiness always

  22. Ainsley Niedzielski says:

    What wonderful pictures! Congratulations!!!

  23. Mary Childress says:

    Congratulations Shannon & Daniel 💒💕 The photos are gorgeous 💕

  24. Meg Ciliberto says:

    Amazing photos!!

  25. Jane Schultz says:


  26. Mary Ann Sanders says:

    Beautiful!!! Best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

  27. Kim Laverty says:

    These are so beautiful! ❤️

  28. Chris Adams says:

    Yay cousin!! Such an awesome spot

  29. Lara W says:

    Beautiful pictures! Their love and joy was captured perfectly!

  30. Amy says:

    Beautiful pictures ❤️❤️

  31. Terri says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations!!

  32. Beth ellsworth says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  33. Karen Johnson says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures and couple! So happy for you guys xoxo

  34. I hello Stoudt says:

    Love their story! Such a beautiful couple and pictures!

  35. Heather and Jeff Whitman says:

    Beautiful!!!! So happy for you both ❤️

  36. Kelsey North says:

    I am obsessed with these pictures! Love you!

  37. JIm Seguine says:

    Congratulations!! Great location for the pictures.

  38. Ed Hahola says:

    AWESOMENESS!!! Congratulations!!! Such BEAUTIFUL Pictures of a BEAUTIFUL Couple. God Bless You Both…😁

  39. Kristen says:

    Beautiful! Love their joy!

  40. Jen Trueland says:

    Absolutely LOVE these photos! Shannon & Daniel are a beautiful couple & I am so happy for them!

  41. Diane S Hinnant says:

    In these difficult times always nice to see a beautiful couple sharing their love and life in the future, They bring a beautiful love story and I wish them a wonderful and happy life together forever.

  42. Leah Wiedl says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  43. Kelly Dankanich says:

    Such beautiful pictures! I wish you all the happiness in life!

  44. Sharan says:


  45. Ashley lynn Barrick says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!

  46. Kyle North says:

    I’m so excited!

  47. Tyee Childress says:

    Wonderful photos!! So excited and happy for y’all!

  48. Bill North says:

    These are great pictures!
    I can’t wait until next year!
    Love you both!!

  49. Madeline says:

    Beautiful pictures! I am so happy for you guys! Love you lots!

  50. Melanie says:

    These are adorable!!! So excited for you guys!!

  51. Sharon Taylor says:

    Wonderful pictures of an adorable couple that’s just starting on lifes fantastic ride. Enjoy!!!

  52. Daniel A. Barrick says:

    Beautiful photos completely capturing the love these two wonderful people clearly have for each other! So happy for them!

  53. Lene says:

    Wishing you a wonderful life together! Love wins

  54. Laura Blanchard says:

    These are such beautiful photos to celebrate such a special time in your lives! Daniel and Shannon – wishing you a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness!!

  55. Anita says:

    Lovely photos! Ah, young love is so naturally beautiful.

  56. Maggie says:

    Congratulations to the happy couple . . . Such beautiful engagement shots!!!+

  57. Karen says:

    Congratulations! Fantastic photos!

  58. Jeanne Pendergrass says:

    Life, and love, are preciously shown in these portrait memories! May their love story continue forever! Love & Prayers from your NC cousins!

  59. NKS says:

    Such amazing photos!!! ❤️

  60. Camille says:

    Such a beautiful couple! The photos reflect so much love ♥️

  61. Uncle Ernie says:

    Nice photo set. Really like the bridge, black and white, and sundown shots.

  62. Sharlane Cumberbatch says:

    congratulation on your engagement! Beautiful pictures!

  63. Carol says:

    Congratulations to the beautiful couple!! I love the photos they looks so great! I love the scenery. ❤️



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