Shooting engagement photography at two locations, one being in Boston and the other the Crane Estate in Ipswich, can be a little challenging, especially if you're trying to accomplish everything in a few hours. Well, Nicole and Brett were up to the challenge. We started early in the morning at at the Public Gardens, making some beautiful images with this amazing couple and their dog. We then jumped in the car and raced to Ipswich and the Crane for more engagement photography. A change of location wasn't nearly enough for this incredibly stylish couple. They moved to formal attire to sweep the grounds and make incredible engagement pictures in this fantastic location. I want to add a special thanks to Caitlyn Ward of @cweventsanddesign and https://www.facebook.com/cweventsanddesign/ Nicole's event planner and an incredible help throughout the entire shoot!
Here are a few sneak peeks from our session as well as a few words from the couple about their story.
How did you two meet?
Brett and I were both out with friends on a Saturday night, at the same bar and never ran into each other. When I was hailing a cab with one of my friends, Brett came up to me and introduced himself, I let the cab go to continue talking to him. We exchanged numbers and the next morning I got a text from him asking me to go to a Red Sox vs. Yankees game with him that night. I happened to be at my sisters engagement party that day and wasn't sure if I'd make it back into the city in time, I asked my sister if she minded if I left a little early to go on the date and she joking replied "you better marry this guy", we went on 4 dates that week and have been inseparable since.
Tell us the proposal story~Brett surprised me with a trip to SoHo House in Miami for Valentine’s Day. Two days before we were supposed to leave, Boston was hit with a huge snow storm and our flight was cancelled not once, not twice but three times. Brett was so worried about us not being able to fly out and I didn’t understand why, I figured we’d get there eventually, little did I know, he had an engagement ring in the other room and was planning to propose in Miami! After many phone calls with multiple airlines, the snow let up and we were able to make it out of Boston not much later than originally planned. After arriving in sunny Miami we were sipping frozen cocktails by the pool when Brett told me he made me a hair appointment for that night before we went to dinner. Thinking Brett was just being sweet and also ensuring I’d be ready to go on time (I may have a slight tendency to take my time getting ready and on occasion, tend to be “fashionably late”) I didn’t think too much into it and was excited for my appointment. After getting ready we got a drink at the hotel’s outdoor bar which was decorated with vintage fans, string lights and endless amouts of green plants and flowers. Before heading to dinner Brett had to get something from our room, while I was freshening up he asked me to come around the corner, when I did, he was down on one knee, with palm trees and the beautiful ocean behind him he confessed his love for me and asked me to marry him!
What details are you most excited about for your wedding?
Walking down the isle at St. Leonard's and seeing Brett at the other end.
The ballroom at the Fairmont with a sea of roses and candlelight
Dancing the night away with all our friends and family
What look were you going for in your engagement session? Romantic, dreamy, fairytale-esque
Do you have any tips or advice for couples getting ready for their session?
Just have fun and laugh - bring towels and water if it's a hot day!!
How was your overall session experience?
We loved our session with Christian!! We both had so much fun and would do it again in a heartbeat. We're both DYING to see the photos!!!