Ellen & Bryan’s Engagement!

Happy Friday, friends!  I am getting ready to photograph a wedding this weekend and some sweet engagements, and it feels like summer is in high gear now and I already feel the end of summer coming!!  This session reminds me of ALL the sweet things of summer and why we want it to stay with us!

First let me say, I just love Ellen and Bryan!!  We met on a Skype call and I could immediately tell they were sweethearts.  And in person, they are even more sweet together!  I love how when they opened up they would laugh and play together, and in the photographs that love is so evident!  I am photographing their wedding in Troy, NY this fall, but when it came to their engagement, they wanted to capture the summers they always have together in Fair Haven, NY.  Bryan’s father has a camp on Lake Ontario and they always drive up for summer weekends away to stay at the camp, visit local wineries, and boat to the beaches.

So we visited Colloca Winery first, which was like a dream!  The stone building, their patio with live music, and their pond near the vineyards was amazing.  But also, we accessed the lake from the back of the winery and even walked out on some of the docks!  Then we went over to Fair Haven Beach State Park, which had so many sweet locations and mini gems that even the couple hadn’t been to before!  I just LOVED the warmth of the sunset on them!  I am obsessed with Lake Ontario sunsets this summer, they are just so magical!  And so are Ellen & Bryan!

I hope you love this sweet story and it inspires your weekend, friends!

 

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0002What an incredible start, ahh!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0003colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0004So romantic!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0005colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0006I just love this and the laughter!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0008colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0009LOVE these!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0010colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0011One of my faves!!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0012This ring shot – I love!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0013How incredible is this light though?!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0014colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0015colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0016So sweet!!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0017colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0018colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0019Adorable you guys!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0020colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0021Seriously, their laughter is my fave!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0022colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0023colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0024So so cute!  I love these dock photographs!

colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0025colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0026colloca_winery_sterling_fair_haven_new_york_wedding_engagement_photography_0027LOVE!

fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_01fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_02fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_03Love this one!  They nailed it!

fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_04fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_05This…just speaks so many words!

fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_06fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_07fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_08fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_09Love that one on the right…modeling there girl!
fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_10fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_11fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_12fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_13fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_14Let the light and cuteness begin!

fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_15fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_16That one on the left – another favorite!!  That joy is contagious!

fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_17fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_18fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_19I so love these and how playful they got!

fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_20fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_21fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_22fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_23fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_24Another favorite!!  This sunset is so romantic!

fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_25fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_26fair_haven_beach_state_park_lake_ontario_wedding_engagement_photography_27The perfect end to their sweet session!

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