Getting engaged is a milestone moment…a happy commitment by two people to join their lives together, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do they part. We’ve photographed a few proposals for couples who got engaged and it was super fun…being in on the secret, documenting from afar, getting a front row seat to that happy milestone moment and being able to preserve the memories in photographs. Just so cool!
Equally as enjoyable for us is getting to photograph couples weeks or months after the proposal, when they’ve had some time to adjust to the idea of being engaged and our time together is for reflecting on where they have been in their relationship and where they are going.
Andy & I really enjoy these photography sessions and having the extra time to spend with our soon-to-be married couples before their wedding. A couple of weeks ago we got together with Amanda & Kevin for their engagement session. Kevin had actually proposed to Amanda months earlier on the same Sandwich beach, so it was the perfect setting for us to get some photos of them together, enjoying one another.
As is the case with so many of our couples, Amanda & Kevin expressed concern prior to the session that they aren’t great at being photographed. And, as is always the case when we hear this, our cameras told a very different story!
Here’s just a sneak peek at the love & goodness we captured between these two super sweet, really lovely, totally smitten people…who, by the way….were a BLAST to photograph! Truly…we had so much fun photographing and just generally being around these two!
What made it so special is just how they are together…super comfortable, fun and lighthearted and so totally and obviously in love. That obvious love was showcased in their cuddliness and need to be touching one another, which from our standpoint is exactly what we’re looking for when we do these sessions!
One of the things Amanda & Kevin told us had influenced their decision to choose us as their photographers was that when they looked at our photos they “didn’t just see the joy & love (we) captured, (they) could feel it.” And, that’s exactly how we feel when we look at these photos of them! See for yourself…
Amanda & Kevin’s clothing choices were soooo great for highlighting the beach colors, the breezes and the elegant, yet approachable drama that is Cape Cod’s shoreline.
Normally for these sessions, we put our couples in different pretty locations for a cool shot, but every now and then just do something that is completely them, like turn around to see if we’re done, move the wind blown hair out of their face, and these are the photos that really sing…..I LOOOVE everything about this photo on the right! Andy you are a genius!!)
More easy breezy beautiful moments with these two sweeties…
A walk on the boardwalk and a pause for a quick kiss.
Sitting on the boardwalk and talking about happy things awaiting them on their wedding day next summer.
In your arms…it’s where I always want to be!! What I love so much about these two, is how even though we might have asked them to sit or stand in a certain place, how they held onto each other once there was all them and just so full of love.
Andy & I have been married for over 16 years and I think being able to laugh together is one of the things that has seen us through the ups and downs. Love how these two laugh together.
And so much love between them…
A smile that says it all…
As if the sun could feel how brightly these two and their love for one another burns, we were treated to the most beautiful sunset as the session wound to a close.
Like a warm kiss from the sun, love burns in my heart for you.
See what I mean about how these two touch each other…fingers intertwined like branches of two trees standing beside one another, making it hard to know where one begins and the other ends.
Sweet tenderness…received with a smile.
Change the camera settings and everything changes…
Wrapped in your arms and in your love . . .
Perhaps my favorite moment from the day, where everything came together perfectly.
Amanda & Kevin . . . . thank you soooooooo much for inviting us to share in this exciting, love-filled time in your lives. You two are wonderful and we absolutely loved spending the afternoon with you and photographing you together. Can’t wait to do it all again next summer! Until then, we hope these photos serve to keep all the happy feelings flowing! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy (*A great big, heart-felt thank you to Annie & Brian for spreading the bello love and sending Amanda & Kevin our way! We just love when our special, totally smitten couples send other equally special and smitten couples our way! xoxo)