With tranquil gulf water, fresh sea breeze, and sugar-white sand, the parks and beaches in Clearwater, Florida was a stunning backdrop for Chelsi and Aaron’s engagement shoot, captured by Haleigh Nicole Photography.

The crisp blue waves and soft sand made for a sweet moment between Chelsi, wearing a peach chiffon gown with a playful halter neckline and Aaron, a mix of formal casual with fitted khakis and and a loose, collared off white button-up.

Taking a step away from the beach, Chelsi and Aaron kissed in the middle of a winding road flanked with live oaks with hanging moss. At the park, they shared an intimate moment on stone cobbled steps and leaping for joy near picnic benches. Both opted for a splash of subdued color: Aaron, with a more fitted light blue shirt and jeans, and Chelsi, in a lace sleeveless blouse and fuschia and white floral printed skirt.

The couple plans to elope in Hawaii this June.