Engagement Sessions

Love On the Rooftop: An Engagement Session in Baltimore

Tiffani and Juan’s love story began in 2012. Since then, they have watched their love and relationship grow for the past eight years. In preparation of their upcoming nuptials this summer, Tiffani and Juan had a beautiful rooftop engagement session captured by Milton Lawrence Jr. Read more about their love story and check out more from their shoot. 

Bride: Tiffani Young Smith, 30 and Health Care Service Coordinator

Groom: Juan Gordon, 33 and Project Engineer Manager

Place of residence: Baltimore, Maryland

Engagement Shoot Location: Philadelphia, PA

Wedding date: July 4, 2021

Engagement story (please tell us the story of your engagement proposal and your most memorable moments) 

I reached out to my future mother-in-law to get some ideas. We contacted The By Gone Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel at Harbor East of Baltimore to share our idea of the wedding proposal. The Four Season were super excited, and very eager to help. We invited our close friends and family. Tiffani thought she was going out to dinner.  Everyone gathered outside on the rooftop, it was a beautiful night. They had the fire pits lit and the mood was exactly right.  Tiff never saw any of the guests standing behind her. I got down on one knee and started to propose! Tiff said wait what is going on. That is when everyone said surprise. I then asked Tiffani to become my wife. There were tears of joy flowing everywhere. Most memorable part was the look on Tiff’s face.

For the Groom: Walk us through the behind the scenes of creating this special day: 

My future mother-in-law Lillie’ann Smith of Lillie’ann Events & Designs is our wedding planner and designer. She wanted us to do something different for our engagement shoot. We decided to go to Philly.  We rented an Airbnb pack up our décor and florals. Our photographer and makeup artist were on board to help us. We created two days of magic. It was so much fun being up on the roof top of the building on a perfect sunny day. 

What makes your love special? 

From the moment we started dating I knew I wanted to be with her long term. We have supported each other through good and bad times; school, work, and our social activities. I love that we can support and love each no matter what. As we became closer and closer, I knew I wanted to make her my wife. 

What was the theme of your shoot? 

Love on the RoofTop 

Were there any memorable moments during the shoot? 

Being in Philly creating amazing pictures on a roof top and in the center city of Pennsylvania.

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding? 

Being able celebrate with our family and friends, becoming Mrs. Gordon thru despite the pandemic.

 Have you started planning your wedding? 


Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them a fruitful marriage and many years of wedded bliss!


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