Here's another swoon worthy session with Kim and Dan! It's so funny living in Boston, you tend to take for granted all of the amazing places we have a day trip away! I have to say, besides shooting a few weddings in the gorgeous Newport area, I haven't spent any time there for fun! So when Kim and Dan wanted to shoot their engagement session there we were psyched! We essentially had a personal tour guide in Dan, who had attended college at Salve Regina University and had organized us to shoot inside the incredible mansion! But before we started to pretend to be one of the rich and famous, we had to capture some shots at by the water! And I'm sure you want to hear about this gorgeous couple.....
How did you two meet?
A. We were coworkers for years and there was an offsite work related meeting that Dan "volunteered" to attend with me. After that, he asked me to hang out and I thought that he was just being nice. I finally got the picture and we've been together ever since.
Tell us the proposal story~
A. Newport, Rhode Island was the destination of our first day trip together, and it's a place we head back to every summer. Around Christmas time, Dan suggested that we visit Newport to check out the mansions since they decorate them so nicely for the Christmas season, so we took a day off from work and headed down. Little did I know that his parents had picked up my parents, and they were headed to Newport as well. He proposed in the Ochre Court mansion overlooking the ocean, with both of our parents watching from the balcony. It was very special to have both of our families there to witness this exciting moment.
What details are you most excited about for your wedding? EX. cake, vendors, location, etc.
A. We are most excited about just being married to one another and having our family, and closest friends with us to celebrate it. It's as simple as that. The only thing that I can't wait to see is the look on Dan's face the first time he sees me walking down the aisle.
Where are you getting married?
A. St. Elizabeth's Church, Ludlow, MA
Where is the reception?
A. The Starting Gate at GreatHorse, Hampden, MA
What look were you going for in your engagement session?
A. We were really going for a classy, elegant look that captured the love that we have for each other.
Do you have any tips or advice for couples getting ready for their session?
A. Have fun with it and enjoy every moment! Don't forget to smile and laugh…which is pretty easy with Christian rolling around on the ground in front of you just to capture the perfect moment!
How was your overall session experience?
A. Christian and Melissa are awesome to work with! We really enjoyed chatting beforehand and getting to know more about them, which made the session itself very relaxed and enjoyable!