Providence Home Engagement Session: Sandra and Connor

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I may have share too many images, but Sandra and Connor and too adorable not too. This past fall the couple decided to do something a little different and opted for a home engagement session with there pup. I hope you enjoy them!!

Share a little bit about yourselves? 
I was born and raised on Long Island, New York.  When starting to look at colleges to attend, I knew I wanted to be in a small city somewhere close to NY so I could travel home on weekends if I wanted. Connor grew up  in South Kingston, RI where he was a competitive wrestler. So Johnson & Wales University allowed us both with the best of both worlds.
Connor and I ended up in the hanging out with same friend group through out our years. Although Connor graduated a year before me and it wasn’t until the following year that we reconnected and have never looked back. 
Why did you decide to do an engagement session? 
We decided to have a engagement photo shoot because I am a firm believer in photos are the memory that can’t ever fade. Being able to look back in years to come on such a special time in our lives is pretty incredible. 
 
Why did you decide to do that type of engagement session? 
We decided to have our engagement photos taken at our home in RI. When talking about a place that we felt most comfortable in and also meant something to us, our home is the first place we thought of. Not only did it allow us to relax more during the shoot, but being able to then have these photos for years to come in our first home together was an incredible experience.
How did you feel before after and during the session?
Before the session we were defiantly nervous, as neither of us are usually big on getting our pictures taken. Although afterwards, the feeling couldn’t have been more opposite. You made at feel so ” at home” during the entire session, allowing us to feel like we were truly just hanging out enjoying the moment.

Providence Engagment Session: Erin and Erik

Every time I think of theses two I can’t help but smile. Erin and Erik are such a wonderful fun loving couple. We started off wandering around Providence using some of the beautiful historic architecture. The two had recently adopted a beautiful Black lab name Ellie, which we made sure to work into their session. I have to admit, it was hard to not snuggle Ellie the entire time (or take her home). Ellie basically was cuddly puppy squish and she is the perfect addition to Erin and Erik’s family. I hope you enjoy some of their super adorable images of the two of them and their beautiful puppy.

Share a little bit about the two of you?

 We both love music and going to as many concerts as we can. We are big fans of travelling and exploring new places – we got engaged in the Algarve in Portugal! We have a new black lab puppy named Ellie that has become #1 priority for both of us.

 

How did you pick your venue?

We both wanted a place that showcased our laid back personalities but also had a fun vibe to it…and you can never have enough wine, so a vineyard was perfect for us!

 

Were you nervous about your engagement session?

Yes, we were extremely nervous prior to our engagement session. But Angie made us feel so relaxed and kept us laughing the whole time!

 

What was really important to you when looking for a photographer?

We were looking for someone who could capture the moment without it feeling staged or forced. We wanted real, true-to-life pictures that portray the emotions of everyone.

  

Jessica and Kyle Engagement Session

It’s very rare a couple meets with me and says, “we’re going to rock those photos, we’re supermodels.” Most of the time, someone’s wedding is the first time they have ever been professionally photographed, together or alone. In the end a successful session comes down to three things, comfort, lighting and emotion. With a bit of luck, we’ll end up with amazing weather. And with a bit planning, we’ll hit the evening light at the peak time when it pours into the background with a beautiful golden hue. After that, it’s all about getting comfortable with each other and of course bringing out that emotion. I keep the session natural and relaxed and just focus on the two of you.  I want you to connect and engage with each other. By the end of the session your face should hurt from smiling. The two of you should have stared into each other eyeballs so much you still see them when you close your eyes. I’m just kidding on the last part, but really, I want images that show your personalities. If you love to laugh and are goofy together, I want to see that. If you’re more shy and serious, that’s what we will bring out. In the end, we’ll have a set of images that ooze with genuine emotion and your incredible personalities.

I’m excited to share with you Jessica and Kyle’s photos. While they were a bit nervous about being in the spotlight,, I think we’ve solved that. Here are some thoughts from the couple:

“We were incredibly nervous about having our engagement photo shoot. Neither one of us like to be in the spotlight, so the thought of having a camera on only us was not exactly something we were particularly comfortable with. By the end of our session, we were sad that it was ending! After a few awkward minutes in the beginning, Angie really helped us to settle in and enjoy the process. We are even more excited than before for our wedding day because we know we are in good hands! We are looking forward to our low key, non-traditional celebration next June in Newport.”