Let’s start out by saying that pretty much 100% of my engaged couples choose Cape Cod beaches for their engagement session. Personally who can blame them it pretty gorgeous here, I consider myself spoiled to be able to call it home. So this was my first time as a wedding photographer that I was asked to ventured over that bridge from Cape Cod to where the rest of the world lives.
Emily Steven raved about Duxbury Beach and this long bridge to some gorgeous sites. I couldn’t have agreed more. It certainly disappoint! A fellow photographer and amazing friend Amanda came along and we arrived to some amazing skies…somewhat a photographers dream, each and every direction was different in lighting and contrast. It was hard to even choose where to begin. We jumped right in, Emily & Steven were pros at this. They don’t get much time together as school and work takes up so much time so it was so sweet that this was also some alone time for them (well with the exception of 2 photographers lurking at them for an hour). What an absolute pleasure and so fun! They made it so easy to capture these gorgeous images. Up for anything even getting wet! Love you guys!
Here is a short history on Emily & Steven in Emily’s words <3
Steve and I were actually set up on a blind date. One of my very best friends (one of my maids of honor) grew up two houses down the street from me and we were really more like sisters than friends. I grew up in her house and she grew up in mine. Her mom, Karen, became like a second mother to me.
Karen was at work talking with a co-worker (Steve’s mom) who was talking about her son and the first thought that came to Karen’s mind was “he sounds like he would be perfect for Emily!” Karen e-mailed me a picture of Steve and asked me if it would be okay if she gave him my number. Of course I thought he was very cute so I said sure! A few weeks went by and then I was out of the country for work and has no cell phone service. When I got home I remember being so jet lagged and trying to catch a quick nap on my couch before having to go teach a dance class and my phone rang. It was from some number I didn’t recognize so I silenced it and went back to sleep. On my way to teach dance I listen to the message that the unknown number left and I had no idea who this person was. It took me a good 15 minute of racking my brain to remember who Steve was. I texted him back to let him know I got his message and asked if I call him back later that evening after dance. From his ancient flip phone and with the help of T9 he let me know that would be fine. I called him and we step up our first date.
We were both living in the city. I was living in Southie and Steve was living in the North End. We decided to meet at the Samuel Adams statue in front of Faneuil Hall. We had a great dinner at Wagamama’s with excellent conversation. By the end of that week he had been on 3 dates.
Four years later, Steve proposed to me at home on the Friday before the long Easter weekend. He made the most wonderful dinner and had a bottle of champagne chilling. He told me he had a surprise for me and that I had to close my eyes. When I opened them he was down on one knee. He told me that he loved me that he wanted to spend his life with me then he asked if I would be his wife.
I have truly found an amazing man and I am so lucky that I get to spend my life with someone as smart, caring, and compassionate as Steve. I can’t wait to marry him!
Special thanks to Amanda Considine Robitaille for assisting and the extra giggles for a great night!