Blog Category: Engagements (Page 4)

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.

Engagements, Weddings, Love and Tesla

I first met Jen + Brad last fall when they came to the Vineyard to plan their 2013 September wedding. They scheduled an engagement session and we ventured to some favorite spots of mine in West Tisbury. Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know each other and to get some great images before the big day.  I truly believe that it makes for more comfortable and relaxed wedding day pictures cause we already know how to work together.  And when the big day came upon us  last week, they were both all smiley, composed and head over heals in love and that’s really what I’m capturing! ~ Congratulations you two!

Will you marry me? Engagements during the holidays.

It happens frequently this time of year. Sometime during Chanukah, Christmas and the New Year is when the BIG question is asked. January is a very busy month with booking engagement sessions and weddings. I just LOVE engagement sessions. Couples are relaxed and very playful and so in love and I’m just capturing that vibe the way I do. Way take a walk, a stroll and you just get into being together in a relaxed and playful way. It’s the eyes and body language that has such expression for me. Locations can be on-island or at your favorite locale. Last year I photographed Donna and Andres on the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise…it was spectacular.