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Jul

CT Beach Engagement Session | Bianca & Mike

When Bianca and Mike first mentioned they wanted to do their engagement session at Bianca's family house at the beach, I have to say I was super excited! I love photographing couples at unique and special locations and I'm totally a sucker for the beach. And let me tell you, the location did not disappoint! Some of the kids that lived in the houses next door said hi to the three of us as we walked by and told Bianca how beautiful she looked. Neighbors waved as they strolled by on the sandy shore. Sunshine poured over the water and the flags on the houses lining the beach blew in the warm breeze. Their family smiled and took in the view of the water as they sat together on the porch. It was breath taking. And then as if it couldn't get better, there was Floyd. He stole my heart within the first five seconds of meeting him. Floyd, their golden doodle, was beyond adorable and clearly loved being at the beach!  
 
Bianca and Mike are one of those couples that appreciate the small things: sunshine, kisses from Floyd, holding hands, and walking along the water. But they appreciate the big things just the same: one another, their families, friends, the love that surrounds them. During their engagement session, I felt like I was photographing them celebrating all of these things. They were so in love and truly happy. Happy with today, and excited for what this next chapter holds for them! 














































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Jul

NYC Engagement Session | Amy & Joe

Amy and Joe were on an amazing trip in Paris France when they decided to take a walking tour to see some of the famous landmarks. But Amy spotted one thing she knew she just had to see while in Paris that wasn't on the tour - the famous lock bridge. When the tour group got close to the bridge Amy asked Joe if he wanted to see it, but he seemed really disinterested... He told her they could try see it on their way back from the tour. Now Amy thought that that was a little odd since he knew how much she had wanted to see it, but didn't think too much of it. But she didn't let him forget what he said either! That afternoon they finally decided to ditch the tour and and head over to the bridge. Amy wanted to buy locks to put on the bridge, but Joe convinced her to just put an old lock that he had on his suitcase on the bridge. At this point Amy was just excited to see the bridge in person she agreed! The two held hands and walked over the bridge, stopping at the top to look at all the locks and take in the view of Paris. Joe then took a small box out of his bag and gave it to Amy. To her surprise, inside were two beautiful shiny locks with their names inscribed on them! How romantic is that?! They placed their locks on the bridge and threw the key in the river below per the tradition. And as if the moment couldn't be any more romantic, Joe then presented Amy with another little box. When she opened it, her heart melted as she saw the most gorgeous diamond sparkler! And with that Joe got on bended knee and asked Amy to marry him. Without skipping a beat she said YES!  
 
For their engagement session we walked around NYC, stopping at some amazing spots: Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, and Times Square. Here are a few of my favorites from their session! I am counting down the days until their wedding this fall! :)






Amy you are so completely gorgeous!l




















Nothing like getting photobomb by a hugging Elmo... LOL


One of my favorites!





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Jun

Brotherhood Winery Engagement | Kate & Tom

That Saturday at the end of July they decided it was a perfect day for a road trip to spend the day at the beach in Malibu. But wouldn't you know, the normally sunny California wasn't so sunny. I KNOW! But that didn't stop Kate and Tom from savoring their time together and an enjoying lunch at Malibu Seafood. After lunch they decided to continue driving north and found themselves at Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara. Now Kate thought they had no plans that day and were just spontaneously stopping at a gorgeous beach. But really, Tom had scoped at the beach well in advance of that day! Kate and Tom spent the rest of the afternoon walking along the beach, right where the waves rolled up on shore and met the sand. The sunset was perfectly golden and they were the only two on the beach. It was the perfect place and the perfect time for Tom to ask Kate to marry him and present her with a gorgeous sapphire and diamond ring! 
 
For their engagement session, we were on the east coast in New York at the beautiful Brotherhood Winery - the winery with American's Oldest wine cellars! Can't wait for them to tie the knot this fall! Here are a few of my favorites!





FAVORITE!


Sapphire and diamond amazingness... his and her birthstones!




These two! I just love this one...












One of my favorites!




SO beautiful Kate!




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Jun

Gouveia Vineyards Engagement | Diana & Mark

That year their goal was to get as many stamps as possible. And not just any stamps. And not the kind that goes on letters in the mail. They were the been-there-seen-that-tasted-that-wine stamp. I'm sure there is a more official name for the stamps, but that's what I like to call them! Diana and Mark were doing the Connecticut wine trail, visiting as many of the state's gorgeous vineyards and tasting their delicious wines. Each time they would visit a vineyard they would get a stamp in their wine trail passport. Now that is a fun and adventurous goal if you ask me! A goal many people I am sure would be happy to have. :) 
 
On that weekend, they drove to one of the vineyards they had yet to see, Maugle Sierra Vineyards. They were meeting up with Diana's cousin there and while they waited Mark suggested they go for a walk. Diana happily agreed. As they began to walk Diana looked out over the beautiful scenery and rows of vines. She looked into the distance as far as she could to where the sky met the hills. With her head still in the clouds, she turned around and there she found Mark on bended knee behind her. Totally.surprised. Diana was shocked to say the least. She couldn't help but kept saying "oh my goodness! Is this happening? Is this happening?" She was SO surprised she forget to answer Mark's question: Will You Marry Me?! 
 
It was only fitting to head to a gorgeous Connecticut vineyard, Gouveia Vineyard, for their engagement session. Here are a few of my favorites from their session! Can't wait for their wedding this fall!




A peaceful picnic among the rows of vines... *sigh* :)










Just love this one!






I mean come on! Diana you are stunning!




One of my FAVORITES

How gorgeous are these views? Sunkissed fields for dayyyyys.






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Jun

Sneak Peek: Gouveia Vineyards Engagement

This week. This week I have been offline more then usual. Because this week has been filled to the brim and overflowing with amazing things. We had our first road trip with Greyson to DC, got to tour the Pentagon, witnessed my cousin get promoted and pinned as a major in the Air Force, spent quality time with my relatives, shot amazing engagement sessions, made serious progress on some projects we are working on, booked another 2015 wedding, photographed a boudoir session, made some big decisions, and embraced all of the beautiful moments in between. My cup has been full and for that I am so very grateful. 
 
Here is just a little peek of one of the things coming to the blog next week - a beautiful Gouveia Vineyards engagement session! Have a great weekend! :)

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