Ahhhhhh, I am so seriously excited for these two! When Guarav first contacted me, I had no idea that this session would end like it did. I don’t want to ruin the surprise too much…but THEY GOT ENGAGED DURING THE SESSION! It was incredibly sweet and perfect with that feeling where you just can’t wait to tell the world (which I did, as soon as I saw a colleague photographing a wedding at the park!!!) These moments are so incredibly precious and I hope to photograph many more proposals. Congratulations, you two - I hope you remember that day forever!
This beautiful fall engagement session was on one of these crazy warm October evenings we've had, when the light was just perfect. Sam & Josh were so relaxed and laid-back, which made for a great set of photographs that included a mix of candid and posed (the candids are always my favorite because they show personality).
Here's a bit of their story...
"So Josh and I grew up in the same town and went to the same high school, but never knew each other. We ended up meeting at CCSU in 2012. We met in a communications class called Persuasion/Social Influence, which was kind of ironic, haha. We dated for 4 years and then went on a trip to St. Maarten with Josh’s family. The night of December 4th, a few days into the trip, he took me out onto a dock at our resort to “take selfies with the sunset”. I was surprised by this, and I had no idea what he was planning.
After we took some selfies, a family of 3 ran onto the dock and the mother asked us to take pictures of her kids jumping in the water. Josh looked really flustered and annoyed, which was unlike him. Little did I know, he wanted to propose as the sun was setting, before it fell beyond the horizon, and his family was waiting on the beach to get pictures. The family finally left and I had a hunch that something amazing was about to happen. He proposed just in time on that dock as the sun was setting.
I said yes, through many tears. It was the sweetest moment, but pretty funny! He was so thrown off by the family. But it all worked out!"
XOXO, Sam & Josh - we cannot wait for your upcoming wedding!!!
I was so excited when Becky and Ben chose us to photograph their July wedding, because I've known Becky for years and knew it would be a beautiful day. We began at her family's home in Leominster, MA with getting ready photos before the ceremony. It's funny when you've been somewhere to visit so many times, yet you notice new things that you've never observed before. Things like the pattern on the dining room chairs, the wicker textures in the sun room, or the way the light comes in so pretty through the windows in the front living room. I guess it's the photographer in me - so many details and seeing things so differently.
One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is almost always the ceremony. It’s usually short and sweet, but there are so many once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen between the couple. For instance, the moment Ben saw Becky and her dad walking down the aisle, or the way they were smiling at each other while holding hands on the altar. Witnessing that moment of excitement when they’re pronounced husband and wife, and seeing their guests look so incredibly happy. Becky and Ben chose to recreate a photo from her parents’ wedding, with their bridal party and parents on the steps of the church, which I love. It’s such a meaningful photo, created with thought and sentiment, and one of those photos that will likely be looked at and truly treasured through the years until you are sitting with your children someday and planning their wedding days. You’ll show them your wedding album and talk about style, planning, trends…but then you’ll come across that photo and explain to them the sentiment of recreating something from the past, and it will be so special.
Once we arrived at Butternut Farm Golf Club for their reception, I couldn’t have felt more welcome. Carol gave us a little walkthrough so that we could see a few different spots to choose from for their group portraits. By the time the toasts came, I was laughing over Becky’s twin sister, Chrissy’s toast (that included a story about a spatula) and couldn’t believe that their wedding day was flying by so quickly. Guests danced to music by East Coast Soul, and the dance floor was packed the entire night.
To Becky & Ben – I feel honored to have been chosen to photograph your wedding, and I’m so incredibly happy for the two of you! XOXO
Wedding Venue: Butternut Farm Golf Club
Wedding Photographer: Simply K Studios
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Studio Em
Floral Design: Cauley’s Garden Center
Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Bridal Gown: BHLDN Chestnut Hill
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Limo Transportation: All Points Limo
Music & Entertainment: East Coast Soul