Engagement: Elizabeth + Jerrad | Storm King Art Center, Hudson Valley, New York

Love love love Liz and Jerrad!  They are awesome and this engagement session only puts my wedding excitement at about 110%.  We had a great afternoon at Storm King (I hadn't been there since I was a kid and I forgot just how amazing it is.  If you have a free afternoon, check it out (and they have free bikes!).  There are way too many favorites to include them all here, but here are the best of the best :).  Have a great day everyone!

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Wedding: Sarah + Carl | Milford Yacht Club, Connecticut

Sarah and Carl had one of the most gorgeous days of the year so far for their wedding - how lucky!  Especially considering the day included a beach first look, outdoor patio ceremony (overlooking the ocean!) at Milford Yacht Club and a boat ride around the harbor.  Congratulations guys, enjoy a few of my favorite shots of the day!

(side note:  Sarah is totally channeling Carolyn Bessette here and it is spot-on!  And, I'm loving the Americana vibe, perfect for a Connecticut summer at the shore)

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Engagement: Lindsey + Mike | Stonington Point, Connecticut

Lindsey and Mike rock.  This is an awesome year for them.  Graduations, engagements, jobs and moves - all huge things. I think of getting engaged as kind of like creating a permanent team for yourself - no more choosing, or picking sides, it is all set and you always have some back-up.  Well, their team is leaving here and moving out west to start their new life together and to me, there could be no better time to photograph them.  So much to be happy about and excited for!  Lindsey and Mike -- thanks for giving me the opportunity to document your time before the big move!  You guys were awesome and I could not be happier for you.  Hope you like some of my favorites from the day :).

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Engagement: Kate + Erik | Saugerties Lighthouse, Hudson Valley, New York

Do you guys have that list?  That list of all the places you mean to go to and check out locally, but instead, on your days off, you either are 1) on vacation, 2) cleaning/shopping/family events, or 3) vegetating - and the cool local stuff gets pushed to the back of the list, right?  Maybe its just me, but I've really been trying to explore my local area - the Hudson Valley and CT have TONS of cool spots and we have been making a real effort to vacation locally for a change.  Anyway, I have Kate to thank for getting me to the Saugerties Lighthouse, which has been on my list forever!  And, it is just as adorable and cool as I thought (except, I also found out that the lighthouse is also a B&B, how neat is that?!).  I also got to go back to my roots and trek through the wetland to get to the lighthouse (that would be me that wants to take photos in the golden hour portion of the day, when the tide was a bit higher...); Kate and Erik were great and I cannot wait for their wedding in a few weeks!!

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