Sunset at Brewster Flats with Liz & Travis

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Liz had been working with Audrey in labor and delivery at Greenwich Hospital for a little over a year when, one day, Audrey asked Liz if she might be interested in meeting her son, Travis, a handsome clothing designer and entrepreneur. Liz wasn’t dating anyone herself at the time.  “So, I thought, ‘Sure, why not,” she told us.

The two began messaging via Facebook and eventually arranged to meet at a local restaurant/bar for some drinks. “On our first date, we sat and talked for three hours,” Liz said. ” On our second date, we sat and talked until after 2am, after five hours.”

An instant friendship was formed, and over the course of the next year, the two spent more and more time together, eventually finding themselves rather inseparable.

Travis admits, the boyfriend/girlfriend part of their relationship didn’t happen right away. “When we first met, I was in the middle of starting my own company (Tora Clothing) and wasn’t open to a relationship,” he said. “Despite that, Liz and I ended up hanging out on a regular basis and slowly, I realized she meant more to me than just a friend.”

Like his company, his love for Liz grew and blossomed and now this smitten pair is planning their Cape Cod wedding. They will say “I do!” later this fall at the stunning Wequassett Resort in Harwich. We met up with them last weekend for their bello love session. We were already excited to be a part of their wedding…having chatted for ages both on the phone and during a meeting last year…but after our most recent time together, now, we’re just giddy with excitement.

See for yourself….the adorableness that is dripping off these two lovies!

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We started out at Hopkins Bakery in Brewster, which we were told makes amazing stuff. It’s also just down the road from Liz’s parents’ summer cottage. Sadly, it was closed when we got together, so the only sweetness we were treated to was that which Liz & Travis were serving up.

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Such sweetness it was too….

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He loves me. He loves me not. He LOVES me!

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The look of love….

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Laughing with your best friend is just the best…

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Hello hotties….oh, and Travis’s cool shirt is his own Tora creation. (I secretly wanted to be a fashion designer…and took a bunch of elective classes in college. Just didn’t believe it was something I could really do. Hmmm…..hey Travis, need a women’s line???? )

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After some fun at the bakery, we headed to the beach for sunset. The sky was filled with low lying clouds, which produced the most heavenly light, making pretty candids like this easy pickings….

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And the rippled sand at the Brewster flats…I just can’t…the awesomeness of those lines is off the hook! Add in an adorably happy couple and well….

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Two happy people…two happy photographers.

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Two perspectives….one moment.

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Wherever you go…I will follow.

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Sunset, snails and smiling, happy people. Ahhhhhhh…..

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Change the perspective and camera settings and voilá….magic.

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Squeezing the last gorgeous light out of the evening with a little boardwalk snuggling.
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And some more smooching…
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And back to the cottage we go….hearts full and happy.

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What better way to end a beautiful summer evening than with a swing in the backyard hammock? Heavenly!

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Liz & Travis, thank you both so much for being so sweet, and so much fun to not only photograph, but just generally be around. You two are delightful together and as individuals and we’re so happy your mom, Travis, made this love connection. We can’t wait to meet her and give her a big hug! Special thanks too to Liz’s lovely folks, Jane & Steve, who are so sweet. We’re so sorry we couldn’t stay for some pizza with you all, though we very much appreciate the invite and hope to have a rain check! For now, we hope you all enjoy this little sneak peek…more to follow soon! Until then, big love & hugs, Chris & Andy xoxo

Katie & Richie’s Falmouth Engagement Session ~ Cape Cod Photographers

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We call them Love Sessions for a reason….because we absolutely LOVE doing them. Well, that’s not entirely true. We do love getting to photograph our couples during that exciting and anticipatory time before their wedding. But, really, the engagement sessions, or love sessions, as we like to call them, offer a great way for us to get to know our new couples better before their big day, and for them to relax and feel comfortable with us and in front of our cameras, because let’s face it…..most of us are not terribly comfortable when someone points a camera at us expectantly. I know I’m certainly not, and neither is Andy.

Katie and Richie, however, seemed perfectly at home in front of our cameras and the camera obviously loves them! Toward the end of our time together, Richie was saying he was going to leave his job and go into modeling full time (yes, it was said tongue in cheek, but we think it’s not a far fetched idea!). And, Katie, as a former Miss Massachusetts, well, she seemed to have no problem being in the spotlight…especially when sharing the spotlight with her sweet mister! Photographing them together was soooooooo much fun!

Happily, this was not Katie & Richie’s first time in front of our cameras. We first met them last summer, at the Bourne Farm wedding of Richie’s super sweet sister, Kerri. Click HERE for a peek.

We had so much fun with Kerri & Ritchie’s family, who are seriously the sweetest people on the planet! So warm, welcoming, full of love, warmth and just so ready to have fun! And, after having now met Katie’s equally wonderful parents, we just know that Katie & Richie’s Wequassett wedding this summer is going to be a love-fest of epic proportions!!! And, we can’t wait to be there to share in and document all that love and goodness!!!

We got together with Katie & Richie last weekend at Nobska Lighthouse, a place near and dear to them. Both families have homes here in Falmouth, and they try to come down as often as they can during the summer, so it seemed the perfect place to tell their story.

So, without further ado…say hello to Katie & Richie….

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Come on….are they adorable or what? Some of my favorite photos from our love sessions are captured during those in between moments, when our couples aren’t entirely aware of us or our cameras.

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A different perspective from that same moment above (on right).

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Love these happy, smiling, beautiful faces!

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Richie practicing his GQ look….nailed it!! And, Katie loving every second. Ahhhh, the look of love!

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Sweet kisses…

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Lookin’ pretty sexy….

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Hey baby….right this way….

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Sneaking in some snuggle time….beach hut style.

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More sweet kisses…

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Love the happy, full-of-love looks on these two beautiful faces!

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So much cuteness….

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My ridiculously talented hubby has a knack for finding such fun, creative perspectives. This next photo is a perfect example of that.

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Hi gorgeous….

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Love the playfulness in this next one. These two have so much fun together…no matter what they’re up to. Love that!

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Happy. Happy. And more happy!

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The look of love….ahhhhh!

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Peek-a-boo, we see you Nobska!

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We ended the session with a quick stop at Katie’s folks’ house, so we could snap a few pics on the family boat, where Katie & Richie love to relax and soak in the summer fun.

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And, with a final kiss….

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…we bid farewell to these two lovelies! Until next time…

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Katie & Richie…thank you both so much for spending the evening with us and for sharing your beautiful love in such a open way. You guys are adorable together and we had so much fun with you both! Andy & I cannot wait to be there with you when you say, “I do!” in a couple of months. We expect there will be lots of love, celebration and happy tears (perhaps my own). Until then, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek from our time together. More to follow soon! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo

Jackie & Chris’s Sandwich Engagement Session ~ Cape Cod Photographers

Like so many of our couples of late, Jackie & Chris came to us through a family connection….and we just love it when that happens, because it means a level of trust and comfort has already been formed. And, trust & comfort are two key ingredients necessary to end up with great photographs.

Although it was the first time Andy & I photographed Chris, Jackie first found herself in front of our cameras eight years ago, when we photographed the Wequassett wedding of her big sister, Jenn, to her now hubby, Pete.

We loved photographing Jackie and her family then and had hoped that when the day came that she found the person with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life that she might want us to photograph her special day too. So we were super excited when she called us earlier this summer to announce that she was engaged and could we photograph her & Chris’s wedding.

Ummmmm……Yes, please!

We got together a few weeks ago in Sandwich for Jackie & Chris’s love session. The autumn light and warm breezes made for the perfect setting for this sweet duo. Jackie’s AHHHH-DORABLE flowing dress didn’t hurt either. So simple, sexy and perfectly beachy…just like these two….

Watching, or more aptly stated….listening to these two during their first few moments in front of the camera was too cute for words. Jackie has the most adorable giggle and because everyone feels a little nervous those first few moments in front of the camera, her giggles were coming out big time, which was great for getting big beautify smiley photos, but it also made me giggle right alongside her!

Jackie & Chris met when they were still in college. Jackie, then senior at Syracuse University, had planned a trip to Vegas with her best friend, Abby. Abby happened to work with Chris, then in his second year of grad school also at SU, and while talking one day at work, they realized they were both planning to be in Vegas with their besties at the same time. As if the love Gods were orchestrating bigger things to come, the coworkers arranged to meet with with their friends at one of the hotels on the strip.

“I thought Chris hated me because he didn’t speak for the first 30 minutes,” Jackie told us, although Chris said he doesn’t remember not speaking. Although we’ve only met a few times, I get the feeling Chris is a lot like Andy and tends to take a back seat when in the company of more loquacious peeps like Jackie & me.

After dinner, the foursome ended up at a club dancing when another random Syracuse student saw them “awkwardly shuffle dancing” and trying to chat and said, “I feel the vibes, you guys should dance, and shoved us together.” “We’ve been together ever since,” Jackie said.

Once back at school, the decided to date for the rest of the school year, thinking they’d eventually part ways after Jackie graduated, but when the heart know…it knows. So, they did the long distance thing for a year and eventually moved to New Jersey together, before eventually settling in the real Big Apple….a sort of come full circle beginning.

Now, this sweet pair is planning their Wychmere Harbor Club wedding for next summer, and we cannot wait to be there to witness all the love & goodness.

Kisses and sunset and beach for as far as the eye can see….LOVE!

Sweet kisses and tender touches that speak to a forever kind of love….ahhhhh!

ADORABLE!!!

Just love the way these two are together…so easy, breezy, lovely!

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LOVE the in between moments…..just heavenly!

Wherever you go, I will follow, side by side and hand in hand!

Love the dichotomy of these next two….hysterically laughing and completely in the moment…These two are soooooo fun to photograph!!

The sunset was spectacular….as is Jackie’s killer dress and beautiful flowing locks!

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Another in between moment with some seriously delicious sun flare….love!!

This photo screams romance to me…..yummy!

I LOOOVE when couples are so into the session that they ask about doing certain photos. This next one on the left was totally inspired by Jackie, who wanted to take advantage of the sunflare. I’m so happy she suggested it because it’s become one of my faves of the day! What’s so cool about photography is how changing your perspective can change everything. So, while the photo on the left was shooting into the sun, the photo on the right was shooting with the sun at our backs. Notice how different the light and color are. Both are equally pretty, but totally different. LOVE that!

And as the sun sets, we bask in the last of its deliciously warm autumn light…..

It’s a wrap…..

Jackie & Chris, thank you both sooooo much for entrusting us with documenting this special time in your lives!! We are so thrilled to be a part of another D. family wedding, Jackie and cannot wait to see everyone again!!! For now, we hope these photos captured your love in a way that makes you as excited for your wedding as we are!! You two are adorable together and we can’t wait to be there with you to watch you and your friends play, laugh, chat & “awkwardly shuffle dance” as you make memories that will last a lifetime!!

With big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo