September 10, 2020

Heather and John's Hartwood Acres Engagement Session



When I first talked with Heather on the phone, I was so excited she was considering me for her wedding photographer. She seemed like a great fit as a client and someone that I could continue staying in touch with long after the wedding. She described the wedding as "low key" and "laid back". These past few months have really put a strain on brides and grooms but Heather and John just want to have a fun day! As she continued to describe the day starting with the "getting ready" shots at the Hotel Monaco, then the ceremony outside on the North Shore, and then the intimate reception at a venue on the North Shore, I thought, Girl...your wedding may be low key but your pictures will be epic! Those three locations wrapped into one day are a photographer's dream!




A few weeks later, we met at Hartwood Acres for their engagement session. As a photographer that wants my clients to have the BEST experience, I believe it's SO important for couples to have engagement photos. Here's WHY: it gives them some professional photos to use for a wedding announcement, wedding website or just a nice photo to frame for their wall. Also, it gives the photographer (the one who they will spend the majority of their wedding day with) a chance to get to know them so we become comfortable with one another before their big day. Couples have enough to worry about as far as planning goes before the wedding so my goal is for them to feel comfortable in front of the camera especially if they've never been professionally photographed before.



As we rounded the mansion grounds, I asked Heather how John proposed. She shared their story of the cruise they took in February and how one of her favorite ports of call was in Honduras. It sounded absolutely beautiful from her description. She talked quietly but I couldn't help notice her excited smile when she recalled the night on the ship when John popped the question. All I could think was, "Oh my goodness, how much more romantic could a proposal be?" WOW!!

Watching Heather and John together was so endearing. We focused on capturing the sunset, letting it illuminate them softly as we walked through the flower gardens. I didn't want to miss a minute of what that beautiful night had to offer. Congratulations on your engagement you two!! I can't wait to be right by your side next month as you say "I do!"