Blog Category: Engagements (Page 3)

Auspicious Day for Keya + John at Lucky’s Lounge in Boston

Sometimes the stars align just right, and you just get lucky. For Keya and John, that moment came during the July 4th weekend of 2013, when they met by chance at a bar called Lucky’s Lounge in Boston’s Seaport District. Keya was coming off a really tough week, during which her basement flooded, and decided to call up some girlfriends for a fun night out. They were supposed to go to the Legal Harborside’s rooftop bar, but it was closed, so they reveled in drinks and dancing at Lucky’s instead.

John was there that night, and a gentleman he befriended that evening took an interest in Keya’s friend. Ever the loyal wingman, John made several attempts to talk to Keya while his new friend pursued her friend, and after finally meeting with success, John asked Keya out to dinner to Ming Tsai’s new restaurant, Blue Dragon.

Unfortunately, things did not work out quite so well for John’s friend. Both Keya and John left Lucky’s that evening believing that the other hailed from Latin America, even though Keya’s heritage is Indian and John’s family came to America on the Mayflower.

Thankfully, they were able to recognize each other a week later on their first date at Blue Dragon, and have been sharing their love of delightful restaurants and many other things for the past almost three years.

Keya and John live in Acton, Massachusetts with Keya’s (and now John’s) five-year-old daughter, and are eagerly anticipating their upcoming wedding in their favorite destination—Martha’s Vineyard.

Caitlin + Ross on Bluebird Farm

When Caitlin + Ross told me they were having Bluebird Farmer Krishana Collins grow, create and style their flowers for their upcoming May wedding I knew that would be a fabulous location for their engagement session. And even though there was frost on the ground that morning, the sun was out and the crisp air was invigorating.

Caitlin & Ross met in 2010 when they were living in NYC. They had both attended the University of Missouri (Mizzou), but had never met each other. Years later when they were dating, they discovered that their paths had crossed during a special event in Caitlin’s life, but had no idea! They were a charming couple, so in love, and looking forward to a Vineyard wedding in May. Both Caitlin and Ross spent their childhood summers on the island, and when deciding where to have their destination wedding, it was clear to them that having it on the island would be the perfect choice.

Elizabeth and Steve ~ Romance on Martha’s Vineyard

Welcome 2015!
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January is always a busy month in my studio. With couples getting engaged over the December holidays, my phone and in-box get busy and inquires are daily. I am always quick to recommend engagement sessions as a way for couples to become comfortable in front of the camera as well as producing fabulous photos of the romantic courtship. Regularly I see these photos framed up and displayed at wedding receptions. They create an intimate feeling and personal touch at a venue and make the space more distinguished.

Elizabeth + Steve booked RBP more than two years ahead of their September 2015 wedding. When we first met last summer for their engagement session, we fell into comfortable conversation and ease with each other and from there our session began. We visited a few distinguished locations which included pasture land, woodlands and the sea. It was a blustery yet sunny day. It all clicked. Our friendship, the photo session and E + S being in the moment, their connection so apparent. At times it seemed like they forgot about me. As their focus was each other, the wind and the drama of the sea singing its song.

Natalie + Andrew: For the LOVE of Coffee

Island Grown Andrew and British Columbian native Natalie met 7 years ago when she worked a summer job at Back Alley’s in West Tisbury. Andrew would come in and get coffee every morning but would never say a word to this pretty woman he always noticed.

Then one particular Sunday, Natalie was walking down the road heading to work while Andrew had just come from getting coffee and drove right past her going in the opposite direction. Right then Andrew dumped his coffee out the window, turned around, and asked Natalie if she needed a ride to work, since he was heading that direction for some coffee. And over a cup, the romance began!

Now 7 years later, they are planning a down home up-island fall wedding at the Gay Head Lighthouse and a field reception at the Outermost Inn.

But the really big news is that on June 9th, in just 4 days, they are opening up a coffee shop called Nat’s Nook down island in Vineyard Haven!

Congratulations you two. For the love of coffee!

A New York City Engagement

I first met Nicci and Rich on a park bench on the SW corner of 79th Street + 5th Avenue. From their we strolled into Central Park, heading west to several of my favorite locations I remembered from my youth.

Nicci, the seasoned New Yorker who works at Google, was wearing flats but had silver high heels shoes standing bye in her tote, waiting to slip them on when the time + location was right.
Rich was easy-going and charming and was clearly smitten with his Nicci.
We sauntered and meandered as the late afternoon light started to dip and warm, our backdrop becoming exceptional and more beautiful.
I tried to camera dodge the other humans of New York enjoying the unseasonably warm day in and around Belvedere Castle, the Bandshell and Great Lawn.

I look forward to Nicci + Richs Martha’s Vineyard wedding this September, in the golden light of the late afternoon with a forested backdrop that will become exceptional and more beautiful as the sun sets over the cliffs of Gay Head.