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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
Brooklyn New York Engagement | Lauryn & Nick
Oct 13, 2015

Brooklyn New York Engagement | Lauryn & Nick

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It was a seemly ordinary day that would end up being anything but ordinary. Nick and Lauryn had talked about about getting married and had picked out a gorgeous engagement ring together, but Nick still wanted his proposal to be somewhat of a surprise. After all, this was one of the most important questions that he would ever ask and that she would ever answer. And so on one beautiful evening he decided that it was the perfect day to ask Lauryn to spend forever with him. Being a singer and huge music lover herself, Nick put on some of her favorite music by Michael Buble which he jokes he thought would be much more appropriate then the heavy metal music he is a fan of! And with his popping the question and her sweet reply of YES that ordinary day instantly became an extra ordinary one they would never forget! 
 
For their engagement session, I headed to Brooklyn NY to the neighborhood where Lauryn & Nick live. It was awesome to get a peek into their world and see the neighborhood they call home - to see the local coffee shop where they get coffee, the new bakery that just opened, and the subway they take to the city. We talked about Lauryn's job as a singer at Times Square's Ellen's Stardust Diner and Nick working at a trendy restaurant in Brooklyn that serves the yummiest of comfort foods and the best drinks. We talked about the beautiful park right in their neighborhood and their excitement to become husband and wife. We talked about this and that and everything in between. These two are seriously just straight up cool and I hope some of their coolness rubs off on me! :) Can't wait for them to tie the knot this month! Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session!
Sep 8, 2015

Eolia Mansion Engagement | Wendy & Todd

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Grandmas can ask questions no one else can and get away with it because, well, they are the best and just can! Todd's sweet 93 year old grandma knew this and took full advantage, always asking Todd when he was going to propose to Wendy, his long time girlfriend and high school sweetheart. Her question was always answered with a smile from Todd and an answer that made his grandma smile back. But that day, as the family was gathered, her question would finally have the answer she was hoping for! 
 
Todd will tell you he felt like his heart was literally going to beat out of his chest at that very moment. Champagne (his grandma's favorite) was poured and all of his family gathered around for what they thought would just be a simple toast to life and spending time together. But instead, in front of his family, Todd began to speak what was on his heart to Wendy - she was his everything and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Right then and there he proposed to Wendy, making her the happiest girl in the world and making grandma one of the most excited! :) 
 
I had such a great time with Wendy and Todd during their engagement session, wondering through gardens of flowers and the sandy shore. So excited for them to tie the knot at the same gorgeous place, Eolia Mansion, next year!
Eolia Mansion Engagement | Wendy & Todd
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