This engagement session was soooooo much fun and I couldn't wait to share my favorites (there are A LOT). We met at Sabia Tree Farm, where Kelly had previously photographed Sam & Mike's wedding (the owners). It was the absolute perfect spot for a Christmas-themed session and I'm so happy to be photographing Nikki & Nick's wedding next December. Here is a little bit of their story...
"Nick and I grew up in the same hometown. Stratford is a fairly big town but when you divide it up into school systems, it’s really not that big. We went to the same elementary school, middle school and high school. We even had a class together. Journalism. Which turned out to be my college major and a big interest of his. We never dated though and I’m sure it was because he was a year ahead of me and we played different sports. It wasn't until a few years ago that fate brought us together we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Christmas is a big deal for us. We love decorating and we especially love utilizing our fireplace. Nick usually makes the fires but the Tuesday before Christmas last year he asked me to make a fire. I figured it was because he secretly knows that I make better fires. After stacking the wood and lighting the fire, I stood up and turned around, and there he was, down on one knee, next to our beautiful tree, with our dog by his side, with a beautiful ring, and he asked me to marry him. I was speechless and it emotional. It was a beautiful moment that neither of us will ever forget (including the dog- Leo).
We wanted to enjoy the holidays and ring in the new year without worrying about the pressure of planning a wedding. It was until four months after behind engaged that we started to plan and we knew one thing, we wanted a Christmas wedding. This year would have been too soon. We wanted to cherish this process and enjoy it. We picked a date of December 1st 2018. Our idea of a Christmas theme engagement shoot wouldn’t have been possible without Kathy from Simply K Studios and Sabia Tree Farm.
If our engagement session is any preview into what our wedding is going to be, we are going to be so happy!"
These two are so sweet and we cannot wait to photograph their wedding!! XOXO