We met up with Mindy + Anthony at MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island for their engagement session recently, and the weather was absolutely beautiful! Anthony’s sister Cindy was one of our brides a couple of years ago, so technically we’d already met, but it was fun to spend some time together without the controlled chaos of a destination wedding distracting everyone! Mindy + Anthony’s love is touching, sweet, and obviously deeply seated, with the kind of familiarity that only comes after being together for years. The kind of love that brings laughter to your lips and a gleam to your eyes. Click below to scroll through some of our favorites from this quintessential Florida winter afternoon by the water.
We met Brian earlier this summer in Quechee, Vermont when we overheard him mention that he was a wedding photographer along with his wife, Abi Elaine (check out their work here). We shamelessly admitted to eavesdropping, introduced ourselves, and secretly hoped we’d found new photographer buddies who live in Vermont (Em’s home state and one of our favorite places to shoot). We were so happy when they contacted us for new portraits of themselves as a couple– we love working with other photographers, and photographing couples who’ve been married already adds a relaxed, comfortable element that’s rarely seen on wedding days.
Oh, and did we mention that this session took place right up the road from where Abi grew up, in the glorious fall color of October in Vermont? (Seriously, if you haven’t seen foliage in this part of New England, you’re missing out.) We’re so in love with these images… why can’t it be fall all the time!? Check out our favorites below, and leave some comment love for these two cuties!
I met Stacy + Ryan at the very beginning of their love story; while we’ve been in touch on Facebook and other internet connections, we hadn’t actually seen each other in ten years. In the ten years since then life has happened: college degrees, career choices, marriages (theirs; ours), travel, moves, and recently: the birth of their daughter, Evelyn (called Evie). Reconnecting while I was in Colorado Springs on business this fall was a wonderful experience; we spent the afternoon and evening talking, laughing, catching up, and reveling in Evie’s excitement and smiles. Along for the ride were the family pets: Beauregard, an energetic and happy dog; and his three cats, Scratch, Pina, and The Bun. Playing in a favorite park and relaxing in their beautiful garden and home (not to mention a delicious dinner, cooked from tomatoes picked that afternoon just steps from the kitchen) was like fuel for my heart and soul, and I’m so thrilled to have met Evelyn at this wonderful time in her life. The next goal: get together before another decade passes by in the blink of an eye.
We’re so excited for Angela + John’s wedding next year! We met them for their engagement session in downtown West Palm Beach for a fun afternoon of wandering the waterfront and up Clematis Street, ending at their nearby home for a few shots with their fur-babies (we love sessions with cats!). Click below for some of our favorites from this session. Xoxo-Em + Steve
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Remember Jessica + David’s first baby, Sterling? (See their first family session from 2012 here.) Sterling is now a big brother, and Em was thrilled that her trip to the northeast coincided with Laurence’s birth (the family is calling him Laure). Em and Jessica went to the same elementary school, though several years apart, and connected later while Em was still in high school when Jessica started directing small outdoor productions of Shakespeare. (Believe it or not, Em acted. That was the beginning, highlight, and end of her acting career, something probably best left to fuzzy memories.) Since those days our lives have connected briefly; for Jessica + David’s Vermont wedding, for our own wedding, and for Sterling’s first photo session (and for a couple of too-quick visits here and there). Every time we meet it’s a welcome and warm experience, though it does feel like time is in fast-forward as this family grows!
Click below to check out some of our favorites from their backyard session, with a cameo by one of the kitties, Angel. For the full gallery, click here.