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Jul 8, 2016

Gouveia Engagement Session | Brittany & Alex

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The next day they were leaving for a trip, however only Alex really knew where they were going... Brittany thought they were going to spend a nice long weekend in Napa Valley where they would do some wine tasting, drive through the rolling hills, and soak in the California sunshine. But Alex had another plan in mind all together, something up his sleeve that was waaaaay better. He had a very important question he was going to ask Brittany and had purchased two round-trip tickets from their home in San Francisco to New York. 
 
That evening Alex asked Brittany if she would spend the rest of her life with him and proposed in their apartment! It was private, romantic and simply perfect! Being that Brittany is so close with her family, Alex knew she would love to share the good news of their engagement and celebrate with them in person. So he surprised her and told her that they actually weren't going to Napa Valley, buuuut were flying into New York and driving to Connecticut to be with her family for a few days. I mean, how sweet and thoughtful is that?! Not to mention talk about winning major brownie points with Brittany's parents (not that he needed any!). That weekend on the east coast was a far cry from warm sunny California with record below freezing temperatures, but it was exactly where they were supposed to be. It was such an exciting and fun time with friends and family as they looked forward to this next chapter of their lives! 
 
Oh you guys, I had such an awesome time with these two! Brittany and Alex are two people that literally would have fun doing anything together, as long as they were together. There is no shortage of laugher between them and it's the kind of laughter that's so contagious! And how adorable is their pup Guinness?! With this Guinness, apparently it's always happy hour! I swear their little pup was totally ready for his close up in front of the camera with the biggest grin you ever did see!  
 
Here are a few of my favorites from their vineyard engagement session! I'm already counting down the months until their wedding next year!
Gouveia Engagement Session | Brittany & Alex
Beach Engagement Session | Shannon & Anthony
Jul 6, 2016

Beach Engagement Session | Shannon & Anthony

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Even though they were focused on school and busy with crazy amounts of studying while trying to survive the challenging nursing program at Sacred Heart University, they each caught the other's eye. Being the only guy enrolled in the program, there were no shortage of ladies vying for Anthony's attention! But Shannon, well he was quite taken with her! The two had their first date on April 15th during their junior year and Anthony proposed to the love of his life while they were on vacation in Punta Cana almost two years to the day later! 
 
Each time I am with these two, the word that comes to mind is cherish. They truly cherish one another with such a sweet love that just overflows when they are together. I'm not sure they even noticed I was there taking pictures of them during their engagement session! ;) They adore each other so much and you can tell they feel like they are the luckiest people in the world to have found one other - to have found the one that makes them feel most alive!  
 
Gah! I am so excited for their wedding next fall in New York! Here are a few of my favorites from their CT beach engagement session!
Nov 4, 2015

Rustic Connecticut Engagement | Kate & Bryan

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Way before the sun rose last Christmas morning, Bryan woke up around 4 o'clock and put his plan into action... He hoped the beating of his heart inside his chest wasn't actually as loud as it felt as he quietly tip toed around their apartment trying not to wake up Kate. Fortunately for him, Kate didn't hear him and he didn't run into Santa at that hour Christmas morning! They lived in a lofted apartment so Bryan got busy creating and crafting there on the first floor. He placed on the floor string lights and cut out of wrapping paper big letters to spell an important question for Kate to wake up to. Later that morning, Kate woke up excited for Christmas Day, but that didn't even compare to the excitement she felt when she looked over the banister and read the question on the floor below, twinkling within the beautiful lights... WILL YOU MARRY ME?  
 
For their engagement session, we headed to a beautiful spot near Kate's parent's house that Bryan suggested - and boy am I glad he did! The last of the fall foliage clung to the trees as their sweet pup Howie investigated the field and snuggled with his two favorite people. It was such a fun afternoon spending time with these two soul mates so perfectly matched and I am so excited for them to get hitched next summer! 
Rustic Connecticut Engagement | Kate & Bryan
SNEAK PEEK:  Rustic Connecticut Engagement | Kate & Bryan
Nov 3, 2015

SNEAK PEEK: Rustic Connecticut Engagement | Kate & Bryan

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A rustic red barn, empty fields for days, the last colors of the fall foliage popping in the trees, an adorable pup named Howie and one of our sweet couples... I mean, I'm pretty sure my photographer heart skipped a beat! I am so looking forward to sharing more of Kate and Byran's fall engagement session on the blog tomorrow! But for now, here's a little peek! :)
Oct 21, 2015

Gouveia Vineyard Engagement | Alora & Frank

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Alora wasn't sure she wanted to go, but her friend Dan convinced her to come with her to the Lodge's holiday party. I mean, it could be fun, right? Holiday cheer, good food, and music - what's not to love?! But when her friend Dan had to fulfill his duties as Santa for the family portraits, Alora was left standing there not knowing anyone. Now if it were me, I probably would have just left or migrated to the wall and remained there until my friend came back and saved me from my introvertedness, but not Alora. In the way that only Alora could, she confidently struck up a conversation with some people standing by asking them who their freshman roommates were - maybe she would recognize some names since she knew some of the students that attended the school. 
 
After hearing a bunch of freshman roommate names she didn't know, she saw Frank. Now I would like to think that the sea of people in the room parted and a soft light shown down on the moose head mounted on the wall that Frank was sitting under by himself eating pizza. Let's just go with that. That doesn't just happen in the movies right? :) After seeing him, Alora decided to ask Frank who his freshman roommate was in the hopes of starting up a conversation with him. But Frank, well Frank's answer was not what she expected. Frank admitted he couldn't remember his clearly memorable freshman roommate (sorry Kyle)! The two laughed at his answer and soon found themselves talking for a while. The exchanged phone numbers and kept in contact and went on their first date to Margherita's in Hoboken just two weeks after the Lodger party. It was the beginning of their forever... 
 
For their engagement session we headed to a gorgeous Connecticut vineyard! Can't wait for their wedding next fall! Here are a few of my favorites... :) 
Gouveia Vineyard Engagement | Alora & Frank
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