Oct 13, 2016
Stephanie and Matthew met when recess was the highlight of their day and when they probably both thought the other had cooties. Yes, these two met 21 years ago in FIRST GRADE! Can you believe that?! Fast forward to eighth grade when they would eat lunch together each day and Matthew became, as Stephanie put it, her first stay-up-and-talk-on-the-phone-all-night boyfriend. Their paths diverged in high school but through the years they always seemed to cross again. Then a few years ago in 2013 their paths came together one last time and would be inseparable!
For their engagement session we spent the sunset hour at one of my favorite places around here in the fall, Gouveia Vineyards. The leaves changing into colors of brilliance, the geese flying in formations overhead, that golden sunset light and that crisp New England fall air never cease to amaze. And let me tell you, hanging out with them and photographing their love made my heart so very full.
I don't know who said the quote, but it goes something like "They told me that to make her fall in love I had to make her laugh. But every time she laughs I'm the one who falls in love." Oh how this quote reminds me so very much of Stephanie and Matthew! Matthew is constantly making Stephanie laugh in a way that no one else can, and you can see she can't help but beam and fall more head over heels for him. In turn, with each laugh and smile you can see it written all over Matthew's face that he cherishes her so very much and his love for her only grows.
It takes very little imagination to know their life together is going to be filled with so many beautiful memories, love and laughter! I can't wait for their wedding next spring at the gorgeous Oheka Castle!