Beautiful couple: Patty & Brian

Location: Destination Farm, Maryland

Photographer: Alex Polyakov

Equipment: Nikon D750, Nikon 28 mm 1.8G, Nikon 80-200 mm 2.8

How did you guys meet?

We met online through a dating website. After a week of good conversation, we went on our first date. It was a week or so before Halloween, so we went to a haunted forest. There’s nothing more romantic than holding someone’s hand while running from ax murders and clowns, right?

What is your favorite way of spending time together?

Mostly we just love relaxing on the couch, binge watching our favorite shows after a long day of work. We enjoy taking the Harley out when the weather’s nice, exploring museums, wineries or microbreweries, parks, and just finding something new to do when we have the time.

What was your first impression of each other?

Brian: Gorgeous!

Patty: This bull of a man wants to take me to see evil clowns?! Good thing he’s so nice! (And attractive!)

Tell us about a favorite memory that you shared together.

We went up to Deep Creek Lake to celebrate Brian’s birthday. Though we had traveled some before, it was the first time we had the chance to get away with just us and the dogs. Brian proposed the day after his birthday and we took the time to really enjoy it before telling anyone. We went to the state park and walked the dogs around the lake. Even though we were both bursting with excitement and couldn’t wait to tell our families, it was so nice to let everything sink in and enjoy the moment together.

What do you like the most about each other?

We are so supportive of each other and our different hobbies and passions. Brian comes to horse shows and the barn, he even helped muck out horse stalls once! Patty comes to watch Brian play in his pool league and goes to various motorcycle events. Even with all our various hobbies and busy schedules we still find time to just enjoy being together.

If you could describe your relationship in 3 words, what would they be?

Love, Laughter, and Understanding.

3 fun and random facts:

  1. We are members of a meadery club because we both love mead! (and craft beer and wine!) We love supporting local businesses through our passion for well-crafted alcohol.
  2. We are passionate volunteers. While my passion is horses and supporting the eventing world, and Brian’s is supporting Veterans through organizations like Platoon 22, we both help out as often as we are able to.
  3. We are both very crafty but in totally different ways. Patty likes making handmade paper cards, while Brian is an artisan welder.

Bonus Fact! Our two dogs are named Keg and Rory. Keg is an oversized retired foxhound, and Rory is a puggle, but Rory seems to be far more “keg-shaped” than Keg!