This morning when I opened my eyes, no joke, the first thing I thought was that today is the day I get to share Ashley & Chris's engagement shoot with you! I am absolutely giddy to share this one! We got together with these guys to hang out in their backyard and do a quick engagement shoot before their wedding later this month. We drank some wine, had some bruschetta....and THEN we started shooting. When we walked outside, we saw this little set up with flowers in cool pots and the most amazing purple velvet chair you ever did see. Ashley actually used to be a merchandising stylist for Anthropologie, and she put everything together flawlessly.
Then, the light. Ohhh the glorious LIGHT that absolutely pours through the trees on their property. Which is covered in this incredible green clovery stuff that is the stuff that photography dreams are made of! And then, these two?? Perfection. Ashley also used to be a real legit model (like the fly to Paris, in major ad campaigns kind) so to say that she can work it in front of the camera would be the understatement of the millennium. But what I loved most is that this shoot was truly just about the two of them, and how they love on one another. It wasn't posey or contrived, just a real, natural beautiful love together. And the two of them doing what they love most: hanging out in their backyard, sipping wine, and sitting in the garden they planted together.
Ashley & Chris, we adore you guys! We can't wait to see you again in just a few weeks, where we will celebrate the BIG day together!
Yesterday was one of those perfect days. The kind of days you could relive over and over again because they are just that good for the soul. It's like in Groundhog Day where he has to keep trying again until he gets every part of the day just as it should be. Yesterday, was like the end of our own Groundhog Day movie. Y'know with less polka music.
We snuggled, we ate a great breakfast, we hiked to the top of Sleeping Giant with Cooper, and as soon as we got home I went and got a pedicure with a great friend. When we got back we made Cinco de Mayo guacamole with more friends, walked on the sea wall and talked about life, and then grilled out & sat listening to country music on our patio as golden light gave in to darkness. It was the perfect start to the week. And this summer, I hope to relive it over and over again. Even if I have to get a pet groundhog to make it happen!
Speaking of amazing starts to the week, I've been excited all weekend to share Shannon & Luke's NYC engagement shoot! We met up with these guys in their Upper East Side neighborhood, and walked all around getting to know these two incredible people. These guys are getting married next month on the water, and I LOVED hearing about all the details as they are coming together....let me tell you, this one is going to be a STUNNER! Shannon & Luke are two of the nicest people you could ever meet, and when they ended our session by surprising us with frozen yogurt I already knew....we're going to be friends for life! :) The whole night was capped off perfectly when we got to meet Shannon's family as the whole crew was getting ready to go check out the wedding band. And spending just five minutes with them, it's already clear why Shannon is the kind, thoughtful, and good-hearted person that she is! We can't WAIT to celebrate with you all in less than a month!
And do we have something to kick your weekend off right: Sarah & Dan's Yale engagement shoot among the cherry blossoms! These guys met their Freshmen year at Yale, so coming back to walk through the arches of Saybrook College and hold hands walking down Elm Street made the perfect backdrop for their engagement shoot. And even though Spring has just now arrived in New England, we were lucky enough to stumble on one perfect cherry tree in full bloom near the end of the shoot as well as an old rope swing. The combination made for one of our favorite engagement shoots EVER! Sarah & Dan are busy putting the final touches together (along with one of our favorites, Sixpence Events!!) on their June wedding back in New Haven, and we can't wait for the big day!!
It was standing in line. Well that's her version of the story. She was at a race with her brother, and standing in line he introduced her to his friend Todd. They shook hands, exchanged pleasantries. And when he walked away, she told her brother "Todd is tall"-- her code word for being cute & datable. But he was with somebody & she was with somebody, so she just let it go. And it would be a few years later before these new friends realized that what they had found in line that day was love.
It was standing in line. That's his version of the story too. Only for him, it happened the second he saw her. From a distance. She got out of a car or walked through some door, and the second he saw her...he just knew. So he listened when his friend introduced them. Took her hand, and they exchanged glances. And when he walked away that day, he already knew...this was the kind of girl worth waiting for.
Meet: Jojo & Todd
We got together with these guys to do their engagement shoot in downtown New Haven, where Jojo grew up. And the second she pulled out four different pairs of shoes, including one pair that was actually worn by Amy Adams in the movie Leap Year (!!!), I knew we were going to be instant best friends! Jojo & Todd, we had the best time hanging out with you guys, getting to witness how you love & take care of one another, and- of course-sharing our mutual love of cupcakes. We can't WAIT to celebrate with you guys in just two weeks....where that waiting in line will all be worth it!!
We hope you are all gearing up for a relaxing & fun weekend, doing something you love! And we can think of no better way to send you off than with this sweet (if super chilly!) engagement shoot we just did with Emily & Tolga. These two are getting married tomorrow at The Branford House & we can't wait to celebrate with them! And we just thought you guys should "meet" them before they're married!