Lauren & Craig’s Engagement!

Oh, friends!  I’m back from a full week of catching up, and shooting my friend’s wedding yesterday which was so sweet :)  And it’s finally time to share this sweet couple with you!  I’m so excited, they’re getting married next month!  I had such a great time getting to know Lauren and Craig.

Craig and I actually went to high school together, which we didn’t discover until we all met!  I loved Lauren and Craig and their vision for a romantic wedding day by the water this summer.  They both love spending time outdoors, Craig who loves sports and Lauren who loves the ocean and reading a good book.  When it came time to propose, Craig brought Lauren to a park in Irvington right on the water where he surprised her when he popped the question!  And of course she said yes!!

When it came time to planning their engagement session, we knew a park along the water would fit these two perfectly.  So I brought them to one of my favorite places, Croton Point Park, which is right on the Hudson River! We started near the weeping willow trees and caught some beautiful light!  And then, I took them along a secret trail (oh yes, we were up for that adventure) which takes you around Croton Point, down to a rocky space right on the river.  Then, they changed outfits (loved that Lauren brought her bridal shower dress – I can almost picture her as a bride!) and we took more photographs by the willows and even set up a little picnic.  They brought sunflowers, a really cute blanket and props which looked so summery – and we caught some magic light!!  But then the real magic happened as the sun started to set and we walked along the beach.  I was in photographer heaven with these two – so romantic!!

I’m so excited for them and to be a part of their wedding in just a couple weeks!  Enjoy Lauren and Craig’s story :)

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_01Already killing it you guys!!  And this light!!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_02croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_03So sweet!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_04croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_05croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_06LOVE this one and this tree.  How amazing?!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_07croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_08croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_09They have such great smiles!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_10croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_11Ahh this glimmery water with them, so beautiful :)

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croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_16Ahh and that one on the right!!  A fave!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_17croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_18How beautiful is this whole scene?!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_19croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_20croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_21croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_22croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_23Ahh one of my faves!  So beautiful with this light on them and her dress :)

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_24croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_25croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_26croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_27croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_28So cute and a few tries was worth it!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_29croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_30LOVED their details!  Especially this sunflower and her bag!croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_32croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_33These two look so natural summer picnicking!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_34croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_35croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_36croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_37That sign was actually Lauren’s bookmark but I thought it was appropriate – especially in this engagement season for them, remembering to celebrate the little things!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_38-1croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_38So cute!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_39croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_40croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_41croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_42croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_43Ahh love those details!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_44Let the magic light begin!!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_45AHH!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_46croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_47croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_48croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_49Another one of my faves of them!  With this light, water and even the goose floating by!

croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_50croton_point_park_hudson_river_valley_beach_park_summer_engagement_photography_51Such a perfect ending to their session!

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