Mind & Yefim Downtown Orlando Rooftop Engagement Session

  • Venue – Downtown Orlando Garage Rooftop

When Mindy and Yefim requested a rooftop engagement session, I was more than excited. I have to admit, I had a hard time finding the a rooftop that we can photograph on. Because I-4 is being ungraded, there are so much construction in the downtown area. It seems like the entire city is under construction. After months of searching I found the perfect rooftop on a practically brand new garage.

How They Met

Mindy and Yefim are so adorable together. These Two lovebirds have been together since their early teen years. Mindy met Yefim at their high school tennis tryout when she was just a freshman and he was a junior. They both love their different cultural backgrounds and major foodies. I found out that they both love Harry Potter, superheroes, and dogs! Mindy wanted her own zoo someday if Yefim allows it.

Their Accomplishments

These two are quite an accomplished couple, the power couple. Mindy a Chinese-Vietnamese- American born in Massachusetts. She attended UCF and Nova Southeastern University and is now a Dermatology Physician Assistant. On her free time, she is quite an accomplished baker and can bake just about any dessert but her specialty is Macarons. As for Yefim, he is a Russian- American who came to America when he was just 12 years old. He attended UF, Indiana University and Yale. He is now a violin soloist for New World Symphony in Miami but travels all over Florida.

How He Proposed

This incredible couple have been very busy with their lives and no wonder it took them 12 years of dating before they got engaged. Yefim, proposed to Mindy on 8/18/2018 during their vacation at Walt Disney World’s Swan Resort. Yefim was meticulous when picking the date. In Chinese culture, numbers have always played a significant role. No. 8 has long been regarded as the luckiest with the pronunciation ‘Ba’ for no. 8 sounds similar to the word ‘Fa’, which means to make a fortune. Well, fortune came to Yefim that evening when he got down on his knees and asked Mindy to marry him while Mindy was watching fireworks from their hotel balcony. She was so surprised, the first words that came out of her mouth were, “Are you sure you want to marry me?” but immediately said “YES!” She remembers how red his face was for the rest of the night and thought it was the cutest.

Congratulations Mindy & Yefim!

Congratulations Mindy Mei and Yefim! See you both on your big day at Highland Manor in December 2020!