engagement

Kristine + Steve met us at one of our favorite Florida locations for a sweet stroll around the lovely Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for their engagement session. Hailing from NYC, this couple has an incredible wedding day planned for this winter in Miami; we were so happy our schedules aligned so that we could also shoot their engagement session before the big day! Check out a few of our favorites with these two lovebirds…

We always find that meeting clients who have booked us via phone or video chat can be a fun experience; we all wonder, what will they be like when they aren’t confined to my device? We needn’t have worried with Hillary and Greg, who immediately put us ease in their DC neighborhood near Meridian Hill Park. We began their engagement session at the park because it’s so close to their daily lives; we had thought…

We met up with Tara + Kevin at the Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale for their engagement session, and wow– that place is worth checking out! We were restricted to shooting in the gardens only, but that was no problem; we easily could have shot there for days on end. It’s amazing how this oasis of trees and quiet is tucked right between bustling city streets! This was our first time meeting Kevin and we immediately…

Meeting new clients for the first time at an engagement session is always fun; meeting them for a walk deep into the woods in Maryland is even better! We hiked hills, picked our way over a stream on mossy rocks, and climbed big boulders, winding up by a lovely lake just before sunset. Adventurous? Absolutely. We think you’re going to like Tara and Josh, and we can’t wait to join them for their wedding next month.

There is nothing like the early morning fog on a Vermont lake. Melissa knows this; she has spent most of her summers on this exact lake, Lake Morey, at a girls’ summer camp that feels like stepping off the whirling merry-go-round of daily modern life into a place where you can breathe, swim, read, hike, and learn. The kind of sleep-away camp you read about in novels or see in movies, but this camp is completely…

Watching people you’ve known since before you were an adult grow and discover new avenues of happiness is one of our greatest pleasures in life. Em’s good college friend Jason, whom she met as a fledgling freshman at the Savannah College of Art & Design, has had his share of craziness in the last decade; everything from recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s path of destruction to creating the tremendously popular Asbury Park Zombie Walk in New Jersey…

We’ve known Mike for what seems like forever. Part of the dedicated team of artists who create our Signature albums, we’ve been working with him remotely on our clients’ books and in person at industry tradeshows since 2011. Or maybe 2010. (See? It feels like forever. We can’t even remember.) Em and Britney, a fellow photographer who works out of Portland, Oregon, long ago decided that when Mike finally made things official with his stunning…

We often photograph weddings at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach (as we will soon with Sarah + Todd’s upcoming day), but this was the first chance we’ve had to shoot an engagement session in this lush location. The day ended up being perfect for it; overcast skies with deep tree cover from the rare palms and jungle trees makes for a quiet beauty that isn’t always seen in our sunny state.…

Tiffany + Jonathan are the kind of clients who make us feel like this is the easiest job in the world. We get together for their engagement session in Jupiter: they laugh, chat, run around, cuddle, play, jump, laugh some more… and they look so effortlessly awesome the entire time. (To say that we had a great afternoon with them would be an understatement.) We are so looking forward to their wedding later this spring! Check out…

We are super excited to work with Lindsay + Deche on their wedding day; it already feels like we’re old friends, given how many times we’ve photographed their friends and classmates over the last few years. We got together with them while they were in town to shoot their engagement session, and we can’t get over how excited and happy they both look… basically all the time. We love that they personalized their session by…

We met up with Mindy + Anthony at MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island for their engagement session recently, and the weather was absolutely beautiful! Anthony’s sister Cindy was one of our brides a couple of years ago, so technically we’d already met, but it was fun to spend some time together without the controlled chaos of a destination wedding distracting everyone! Mindy + Anthony’s love is touching, sweet, and obviously deeply seated, with the…

    We’re so excited for Angela + John’s wedding next year! We met them for their engagement session in downtown West Palm Beach for a fun afternoon of wandering the waterfront and up Clematis Street, ending at their nearby home for a few shots with their fur-babies (we love sessions with cats!). Click below for some of our favorites from this session. Xoxo-Em + Steve

We first met local Florida girl Kaitlyn and her mother Karla, as we were pulling camera bags from our car before heading into a wedding reception last year. One of those moments of happy coincidence, Kaitlyn was recently engaged and they had just been talking about wedding photographers when they nearly tripped over us. We said a quick hello before going back to work and remember remarking how sweet they seemed, and how nice it…

We met Denise + Horacio with their adorable pup Rue at Dubois Park for their engagement session last week, with beautiful Florida sunshine and that golden glow we see in winter afternoons. We love that they chose to bring favorite books to curl up and read (including one of Em’s favorites, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams), and their natural chemistry was wonderful to see… we love couples who make each other…

We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather; it was the kind of early fall day when it’s still warm, but the heat of summer has mercifully fled. A clear sky, a light breeze, and a kiss of warmth from the sun made this session perfectly pleasant, an absolute delight to shoot. We had been traveling in the northeast for over a week at this point (see Em’s travel photography on Instagram), encountering a variety…

We’ve been waiting for this shoot for a long time! We met Francisco over five years ago, and recently met his long time boyfriend, Antonio (and loved him just as much as we thought we would… maybe more). Their love and dedication for each other over the last nine years is evident in every touch, every laugh, and every we’ve-been-together-forever-and-that-exasperates-me-but-I-love-you-anyway moment. Nothing inspires us more than love that has lasted the test of time; except…

You know you’ve found friends when your clients start quoting “The Hangover” to you in emails. Derek was a guest at Teresa + Brent’s wedding earlier this year, and was polite and friendly when he asked for our card. We had no idea this guy (and his awesome fiancée Cheryl) would be keeping us laughing for hours through our initial meeting! We’ve been looking forward to their engagement session all summer and can’t wait for…

Jessica + David are one of those couples who have infectious laughs. One of them smirks, the other giggles; the next thing you know, we’re all laughing. They also have the unusual ability to relax and interact with each other naturally with cameras aimed at them, something we usually have to coach… and this they’ll probably deny. We loved their story: the quintessential families meeting at the club, “Your nephew would LOVE my granddaughter!”, which…

We met Julissa + Rod on the golf courses of PGA National earlier this week. We shoot near golf courses often for weddings, but this was the first time in a while we’d had the pleasure of a couple of hours driving around in carts, looking for pretty spots… what a great afternoon! The weather was perfect; warm, but not too hot, and a refreshing breeze blowing across the links. We were thrilled with how…

Once upon a time there was a good girl who liked to ride her scooter to the club by the ocean. One day she arrived to find a bad boy on his classic motorcycle. One thing led to another… and bam! They’re getting married. (Or at least that’s the story we’re telling today…)  Lisa + David blew us away with their elaborate, well planned engagement session ideas. We love how they incorporated things they love…

We love it when our clients use South Florida as a destination for their wedding… reminds us of our own wedding in Vermont! All the planning from far away can be a challenge, but the end results are so worth it. Lisa + Mike are planning their South Florida wedding from New England but had to come down before the big day for their cake tasting (and a beachy engagement session with us). We loved…

There’s something to be said for waiting a long time before you get married. Teresa and Brent have been together longer than the Pogos have known each other, have a settled routine in their lives with their daughter, and go about their daily lives just… living. Maybe you’ve heard that after a few years romance and love can get put on the back burner, and maybe that’s true for some people. Teresa and Brent blew…

We joined Simone, Louis and both of their vivacious families for a celebration of their engagement last weekend, with many of the guests traveling from afar (and lots from New York!). We couldn’t stop grinning through the entire evening—the genuine affection, emotion, and excitement that permeated the party was truly touching to see. We wish Simone + Louis all the best in the months to come while they plan their wedding!

We are beyond psyched to be shooting Julia + Kevin’s wedding next May! Em met Julia in tenth grade in New Hampshire, when they were both “new kids” in the school. (Life has certainly improved since those angsty teenage years!) We first met Kevin when Julia brought him as her date to our wedding two years ago; we noticed then that he seemed way cooler than we are, and that hasn’t changed a bit. Since…

We’re always a little nervous-excited when we meet clients for the first time at their engagement session… no matter how many great emails have been exchanged, being in person together is going to be totally different! We had nothing to worry about with Nicole + Scott, who both had beaming smiles despite the super-early sunrise session. (We had big smiles and lots of energy too… thanks to our iced coffees!) What a super sweet couple……

Melanie + Alex joined us for their engagement session at Dubois Park last week and absolutely rocked their session. We’re super excited to be there for their wedding this fall! Click below for more of our favorites, and click here to be notified when the rest of the images are available in their gallery.

Angel + Sam completely light up when they look at each other. We’ve never met a couple who smile and laugh so much! (Though they can rock serious just as well, check them out below.) We met this blissfully-in-love couple a few weeks ago, just days after they officially announced their engagement. At their initial consultation with us they excitedly described what they wanted to do for an engagement session: recreate their first date. HOW…

We had a great afternoon with Christina + Ryan, starting at the Jupiter Lighthouse and finishing at Coral Cove Park for some beachy shots. The weather was threatening, but held off the entire time we were outside! How cooperative. :-) Despite living in Jupiter for the past 6 years, Em had somehow never been to the Lighthouse before (and Steve hadn’t been since elementary school), so it was a really fun experience… add in a…

We’re so excited for Tina + Angelo’s wedding this fall! We traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for their engagement session last week, and had fun exploring Little Five Points and Piedmont Park with them. It’s always so much fun to leap into the challenge of shooting in a new (to us) location! The colors and textures of Little Five Points were awesome, and Piedmont Park is lovely in April, full of lush greens and the beautiful…

Lowery and Brian came all the way from Texas to meet with us while planning their wedding (coming up this June! Can’t wait!). We had scheduled their engagement session for a narrow window of time while they were in town for a few short days– Monday afternoon. And of course, South Florida goes and does that rare winter thing… it rained!  All day! And thunder, and… ick. So we planned the only bit of time…

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