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Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Finally Take Their Engagement Photos

03/27/2013 at 03:00 PM EDT

  • Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young
    Brian Leahy Photography
  • Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young
    Brian Leahy Photography
  • Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young
    Brian Leahy Photography
Things are going really well for American Idol finalists Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo.

After becoming engaged on last May's Idol finale, the couple finally had their engagement photos taken in Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon neighborhood – and couldn't be happier with the results.

"The photos came out great," DeGarmo says. "I love them!"

Season 5 heartthrob Young, 32, and season 3's runner-up DeGarmo, 25, met in the spring of 2010 when both signed on to costar in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of the musical Hair. According to DeGarmo, they became "best friends" during the run of the show, and soon started dating.



After Hair, they continued to work together. "Ace and I are hosting our own show on Hallmark Movie Channel, called Planet 360," DeGarmo tells PEOPLE. "It's a weekly behind-the-scenes pop culture news show. It's entertainment from all angles."

"On our first show," says Young, "we interviewed Don Cheadle and the rest of the cast of House of Lies on set in Las Vegas."

But their excitement about their professional life pales in comparison to that about their upcoming wedding – which they plan for L.A. this June, having hired wedding planner Renee Strauss to handle many of the details.

"We have been having a blast planning our wedding and working together," says Young, while DeGarmo adds, "There are so many details and lots of things to do, but Ace and I are having so much fun planning it together."

For more photos of Ace and Diana, check out their gallery here.



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