Archive for the ‘Engagements’ Category
Over Memorial Day weekend I got to travel to Boston and wander around taking photos of fun people. I had three engagement session scheduled, and now I feel like I need a whole new Boston trip to take advantage of all the tips that I got while I was there.
First up on the blog are Ellen and Dan who showed me around Copley Square.
We started out at their apartment.
I think I need to live there some day.
I was told that the Duck tours in Boston are actually pretty cool.
After wandering around Copley Square we walked along the Charles river.
I’m glad Ellen suggested a jumping shot. I am into these shots if you are.
Can’t wait for your wedding. Thanks for showing me around your town.
It was a little cold (or a lot cold if you were in a dress), pretty windy, and it had been raining–so not ideal weather, but Julie and Binh did not want to reschedule their engagement session and I am so happy that we didn’t.
Isn’t that bike awesome? Julie and Binh own this bike and can even bike it uphill.
I love this shot on the swings.
I love your smile Julie.
These two both went to SU and now work there, so a little SU shot was in order.
Thanks for being such good sports and hardly complaining about the weather at all.
I just saw this amazing letter posted on another blog and I just had to share it.
It was a letter about love from John Steinbeck (author of Of Mice and Men, East of Eden, etc) to his son who was in boarding school and had just confessed that he might be in love. What great advice.
November 10, 1958
We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.
First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.
Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.
You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply—of course it isn’t puppy love.
But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it—and that I can tell you.
Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.
The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.
If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.
Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.
It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.
Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.
We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.
And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
I think I have at least three couples for next year who were high school sweethearts.
These two meet me for their engagement session at their old high school and then we headed out to the very cool, Frog Pond Bed & Breakfast.
The doors were unlocked so we found Julia’s old locker.
Weddings are held in the barn at Frog Pond and when we showed up you could see the remnants of the wedding that happened the night before.
*note to future brides and grooms–I would love to photograph a wedding here.
Thanks Julia and Matt.
I am nearing the end of my 2011 wedding season, but 2012 is looking awesome. I have had a lot of recent engagement sessions tucked in between 2011 weddings.
My goal at the engagement session is to get to know my couples a bit better and to get some real, authentic photos of the two of them that show off this exciting time.
Megan and Tim were a bit nervous at first, but I think by the end they were pros.
I am so looking forward to your wedding come May 2012.
Erin and Dan are getting married on Oct. 30th and after photographing their engagement session I knew for sure that I would be the right photographer for their wedding.
I mean look at how much fun these two are.
Lots of laughing.
We found a few spiders in this vine wall.
Love this one.
Won’t be long before I see these two again.
These two were easy to laugh and I just love that. They picked to have their e-session at a golf course in Utica–of course I took many photos in which you would never know we were on a golf course.
and two more.
Maybe I’ll include a little of the course–and two runners just for fun.
Thanks so much for such a fun engagement session, and I hope you don’t mind that I didn’t include much golf in your session.