I am so fortunate to have met Lauren and Ken. They are an amazingly sweet couple and to say that we had a blast during this engagement session would be an understatement. I first met Lauren at our bridal consultation and we completely hit it off. I instantly knew that if she chose me to photograph her wedding, it was going to be a fantastic experience. Lauren is bubbly and bright, well-spoken, smart, and seriously one of the nicest brides-to-be I have ever met. As our conversation ensued, I was secretly crossing my fingers in hopes that she would contact me again to hire me as her photographer. Looks like luck was on my side because I received an email shortly after our meeting! Ken is equally as wonderful as Lauren; a true gentleman, successful, fun, and kind, which makes them a perfect fit for each other!
Our session took place early in the morning (so proud of these two for waking up at 0′ dark thirty for me) at Theodoore Roosevelt Island. I loved how relaxed and chill our session was. Easy going. No pressure. We just enjoyed the moments and the beautiful location. Truth be told, we did have a minor hiccup. As Ken was opening the bubbly, we had a movie moment and the sparkling Veuve Clicquot Rosé sprayed all over his gingham oxford! Whoops!! Our jaws just dropped because this is NOT what we wanted and we all busted out with an “Uh, oh!” along with some nervous laughs. Slightly worried, we quickly regrouped ourselves and came up with plan B. Yep, there was no negativity here or seeing the glass half empty (no pun intended). I suggested that we walk to another location and let Ken’s shirt and jeans dry along the way. “No biggie, I said, “We’ll make this work. DO NOT WORRY.” This unexpected fork in the road was a blessing in disguise and allowed for additional conversation. I was able to get to know my bride and groom even more. In addition to other tid bits, I found out one main thing. I like them. A LOT.
I am swooning over the images that we got. I love how they incorporated the Veuve (um, if you don’t know already, Veuve champs is my absolute fave) and I’m so glad I was able to offer up the Swarovski Crystal champagne flutes that I had for my own wedding for such a celebratory occasion! (I’m hoping they add these babies to their registry because they are gorgeous!) I am very much looking forward to Lauren and Ken’s April wedding in Maryland at the lovely Antrim 1844. Congrats to this fine couple! Lauren and Ken, you ROCKED your session. I think you need to be models. 🙂 Just sayin’.