Sometimes, all the pieces just fall into place to bring a photographer and an amazing couple together. In a transition period of moving to our home in Rochester and restarting my photography business here in Western New York, Lisa and Jamie reached out to me inquiring about their April 2017 wedding in my hometown in New Jersey. Their wedding venue, David's Country Inn in Hackettstown, has been the site of some of my favorite weddings and is seriously just a few minutes away from my Dad's home.
And, after a Skype consult, we all seemed to click and our discussion turned to their engagement session. They opted to celebrate their love story with me in their current hometown city of Boston -- and, again talking fate -- we wound up choosing the last weekend before one of my best friends and an incredibly talented newborn photographer, Nicole Starr Photography, moved to her new home in Saratoga Springs, New York.
So, before I introduce you to this fantastic couple, just know that I consider each of my clients in a way that imagines them as friends and considers fate and faith and luck and blessings. There have been so many moments in my e-mails and messages with Lisa that things have just "clicked" and I feel incredibly fortunate to be their wedding photographer next year.
We opted for an all-out, true-blue Boston engagement session -- Beacon Hill and the Boston Gardens and enjoying the new pedestrian walkway of Longfellow Bridge overlooking the skyline. We strolled around and explored some gorgeous corners of their city -- everything from a sun-drenched exploration of the Gardens to cobblestone historic streets and everything in between. We laughed our way past "The Mulch Lady" and casually posed by gorgeous flowerboxes because... YELLOW!
Lisa and Jamie are both hard-working, determined individuals and together, there is just an incredible amount of support and compassion, always looking out for the other and always sneaking looks of love and concern.
I am so excited for what is sure to be a beautiful wedding day in less than 11 months and I'm so grateful to have the honor of telling their love story.
Enjoy some of our favorite images from the day!