Photographers Document Epic Engagement After Meeting on Instagram

If you're on Instagram and have been immersed in the community they have built, you have most likely come across Bethany Olsen and Cory Staudacher feeds by now. Both photographers from Seattle met through mutual friends via the social network and eventual became an instant hit while sharing incredible photos across the Pacific Northwest gaining over 500,000 followers combined. 

The relationship began in the summer of 2012 but took a huge leap forward when the couple took a trip together on September 12, 2012 to a small town called La Push for a photo adventure. From there, the excursions grew and so did their relationship. Traveling to New York City, Mazatlán, Mexico, and Arizona for various projects and vacations, they grew quite the following on Instagram. Now, working with top brands around the world, they have been able to share something not many couples have been able to... All thanks to a simple free app. 
"I couldn't pin point it, but after two weeks of dating I realized I wanted to marry him! It's so crazy to think about that now.” -  Bethany
Fast forward exactly two years to the date September 12, 2014, and Cory has planned the perfect weekend getaway back to La Push to surprise Bethany with a one-of-a-kind engagement. They hiked down to the beach to enjoy a picnic while the sun set. Waiting for golden hour, Cory asked Bethany to hike back to the car to change clothes for some photos. Having not the slightest idea he would propose, she walked back over a mile to change. When she returned it was like a scene from a movie as music played, the picnic was set and golden hour upon them. Cory had a camera set up and asked her to get a video of them swing dancing. This was his chance, the big proposal all caught on camera. Naturally the images form that night were stunning and the passion these two share in the video is pure. Of course she said YES! 
"My favorite part about Cory's and my relationship is that we share the same values in life, and we get to share the same career and happily work together, which is rare for some couples!" she says. "We also get to make our career our hobby as well. So it's a two in one!"

Needless to say this couple is by far the cutest on Instagram and their story is incredible. Congrats to both of you and can't wait to see photos shared from the wedding next summer, which they will have a special hashtag for! To check out more of their photography work check out both their sites here and here!

[Via Huffington Post]

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Andrew Griswold is a photographer and designer based in Indianapolis. Born and raised in Indy he has made a name for himself by staying very active in the creative community in both photography and design. He has also founded a community of photographers via Instagram connecting them with brands to work with and shoot locally.

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I am working on getting my thesaurus back out to help myself in this area. Not a writer by day so its new. Thanks!

you were correct though. This video was very un-epic in my eyes. It was cute and everything, congratulations to the couple, but I was expecting a lot more.

You should fix that glaring issue in the first paragraph.

That's awesome, wonder whose going to shoot there wedding (:

Mazal Tov! they both seem like awesome people

I was excited to see La Push mentioned because my wife and I spent some time on our Honeymoon this Summer in that very same spot on 2nd Beach!