Hello wonderful blog readers!
I recently photographed Kate & Jake for their engagement session at the Farmington Canal. They wanted a simple session on the bike path – not too many props or crazy poses. Just the greenery in the background, so that’s exactly what we did! They planned their wardrobe choice based on the location for the session and it worked out perfectly. Kate chose a simple (but super cute) white textured dress, and her handsome fiance sported a purple button down paired with jeans.
I had never been to the location before but immediately fell in love with its simplicity the minute I set foot on it. I always make it known to my clients when we are walking through “woodsy areas” that I have a small (okay large) fear of snakes. They both in unison assured me that there were no snakes where we were shooting. Then, immediately after that Kate said “except for that one over there!” Thankfully, he stayed in his area and let me work, then I decided to get just close enough to take a photo of the visitor since he was now a part of their story. Everyone… meet Fred 😉
After our run in with Fred, while we were walking along the path, I asked them to tell me the story of how Jake proposed… Kate said.. “We were discussing what kinds of rings I liked since I had never told him before, So I googled some images and showed him some examples. I was unaware that he had purchased a ring a few weeks back and it was hidden in the closet in the other room. After we were talking about rings, he got really quiet and I asked what was wrong. He said that he was nervous that I was expecting the proposal to be a certain way and he wouldn’t meet expectations. I told him that he couldn’t possibly disappoint me with it. I went along to texting or something on my phone and he went into the other room. When I turned around, he was on his knee and said ”so you wouldn’t mind it if I did it this way?” I screamed ”are you kidding me!?” and then he proposed!” Isn’t that the sweetest?
This soon-to-be wedded couple will be getting married on July 23, 2017 at the Riverview in Simsbury, CT. They are most excited about it every aspect of the wedding, especially the food and music. We had so much fun at their engagement session, and I just know it’s going to be a gorgeous wedding! For now… enjoy some more of my favorites from their session!