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Nov

Gouveia Vineyards Engagement | Ashley & Trent

The countdown to their Atlantic City trip was finally at zero days! And both of them couldn't wait to spend time with their family and friends to celebrate Ashley's birthday. But the trip to Atlantic City was going to be an even more special few days then Ashley even knew it would be. It did cross her mind that maybe, juuuust maybe Trent would propose to her while on the trip. But Trent had other, more surprising plans.  
 
Ashley came home from work and her mind was filled with that pre-trip To Do list that everyone has in their head the day before going on a trip. Finishing packing, fold laundry, run one last errand. So with her thoughts caught up in the To Dos she was totally caught off guard when she slowly opened the door to their home to find rose petals strewn on the floor leading to a room filled with twinkling candles. And Ashley and Trent will tell you that the moment was so filled with excitement and joy that they aren't even sure he ever actually asked her Will You Marry Me and if she ever really answered! Their hearts had spoken for themselves and the trip ended up being a celebration with their loved ones of their engagement! 
 
Now Chris and I are counting down the days until their Newport wedding next year! : )


































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Nov

Fairfield Engagement Session | Bill & Cassandra

The rainclouds passed over just in time, leaving the sweet smell of apples and cool blue clouds in its wake. Golden sunbeams pieced through the mosaic of clouds, leaving a scene that looked like it was straight out of an artist's painting. Right there on top of the mountain overlooking the rows of apples and autumn leaves, it was the perfect spot for a picnic. And not just any picnic, but one that entailed apples and sugar coated cider donuts. Because that's just how Bill and Cassandra roll! : )  
 
Between sugary bites, they reminisced about how they met and their first date. And of course when remembering their first date, Cassandra reminded Bill, who had not forgotten, when he was saying goodnight he leaned in and kissed her on the forehead. Yes, the forehead. Cassandra laughed as she said she thought it was sweet but had been hoping for a kiss on the lips! Bill couldn't help but smile as he remembered feeling like an idiot after he did it and thought to himself, what was I think! as he walked away. But this first date lead to many more... 
 
With these two, there is never a lack of sweet stories and laughter. Because no matter where they are or what is around them, these two soak in and live in every moment. When they are together, everything around melts into the background. You can't help but smile when you see how truly happy and in love these two are. I had so much fun with these two during their apple orchard engagement session and I am counting down the months until their wedding next summer!











































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Nov

Greenwich Engagement Session | Jenna & Andy

Jenna was driving behind Andy, following him in her car. They were on their way home from visiting family for a few days and both had come at different times and had to drive separately. Like a well worn path, she knew the way home from her family's house like the back of her hand, turning down the same familiar streets without much thought. But in the car in front of her Andy's heart was beating a million times a second. He kept looking in his rear view mirror every so often to make sure Jenna was still following him. He reached in the center console for the hundredth time just to make sure the box with the beautiful ring he had picked out was still there. He had had that ring for weeks and weeks bringing it with him wherever he went, waiting for the perfect time to ask Jenna to marry him. And that day was the day. Andy called Jenna and convinced her to stop in Greenwich at Tod's Point for a walk before going home. Jenna thought it was a little strange since they had been away the past few days and were eager to get home, would have to take both their cars to the beach, and didn't even have a leash for their sweet dog Sarah who was in their car with Jenna. But Jenna is one of those people that can go with the flow and decided maybe a walk would be nice. 
 
Andy found a rope he had in his car and made a makeshift leash for Sarah. He took Jenna's hand and the three of them walked along the water, looking out across the still blue. And just as they reached the point, Andy turned to Jenna and on bended knee asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. Because he couldn't imagine a future without her. 
 
It was so much fun to go back to the very place where Andy popped the question for their engagement session in Greenwich CT. I could have hang out with these two for hours! They are such an incredibly sweet and thoughtful couple and I am SO looking forward to their wedding next summer!











LOVE this one! Their laughter is contagious!




FAVORITE!

Jenna is SUCH a beauty!




















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Oct

Milford CT Engagement Session | Heather & Ed

When Heather and Ed told me that they wanted to do their engagement session at Woodmont beach, I was excited! I had been there a long time ago and remembered layers of gray toned rocks and just the wide open water. I mean, what's not to love?! But then when they told me why I loved it that much more. The place held a special place in their hearts. Heather grew up not far from there and as a kid on more days then not, would climb the rocks and play along the water. Summers were spent playing at the shoreline and gazing out across the water at the boats. This little beach really is a kid's dream with so much to explore. 
 
As we walked around Heather would point out the "Potato Rock" and the perfectly named "Umbrella Tree." Now, I thought these were cute little names straight from a child's imagination, but no. No, these are the actual names of these landmarks. And just to prove she hadn't made the names up, a little package arrived at my door a few days ago from Heather. It was a little history book with postcard photos from decades ago of the very beach and these silly named landmarks. It was so cool to step back in time and see what the beach looked like way back then.  
 
Through the storytelling and laughter, I had so much fun spending time with these two... reminiscing about childhood adventures and watching the storm clouds roll in. Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session and some then and now photos! :)





One of my favorites! You are stunning Heather!




Signal Rock then and now!












The famous Potato Rock. :) This is the old postcard pic of the rock... See it in the next photo? So cool.






The Umbrella Tree that I totally thought Heather had made up the name for! LOL




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Sep

Mystic Engagement Session | Tiffany & Jeremy

They met in high school and it's safe to say that Tiffany had a huge crush on Jeremy. Like huge. Like she may or may not have kept a photo of him in her backpack huge. It was that kind of huge crush. :) But it was only years later when they both had gotten put of relationships when that crush turned into something more. They ran into one another at a local bar they both love to go to with their friends. The two struck up a conversation that would be the beginning of "them." Now if you ask them who asked for whose phone number first, Tiffany swears Jeremy asked for her number. If you ask Jeremy his eye roll combined with a huge grin and "come on" answer says it all. He says Tiffany asked for his number first. After chatting at the bar that night they hang out again and again and soon became inseparable.  
 
She is clearly head over heels and he is totally and completely smitten. Their Mystic seaport engagement session was so much fun and I was SO excited they brought along their adorable goldendoodle Bentley. The sunset light was golden and downtown Mystic was the perfect spot to hang out and photograph these two! And we started off at a very special place, the restaurant Azu. It's where they had their first date!  
 
Can't wait for their wedding next summer! Here are a few of my favorites from their session!







































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