Nikki & Jon’s Engagement!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, friends!!  It may be snowing outside here but I’m cozy inside my home half decorated for Christmas, thinking about my fall couples!  What a perfect day to blog Nikki and Jon! :)

I met Nikki after hearing about the wedding she and Jon were planning at RedBarn20.  I was immediately struck by how friendly she seemed and how quickly she always wrote back.  Then when I met her in person, I just loved how she is always smiling from ear to ear – her joy is seriously contagious!  And she and Jon are so sweet together!

They met at Cornell University when they both were students, and totally hit it off from there!  Nikki was studying nursing and Jon was studying to harvest grapes at vineyards (so cool right?!)  They moved to Philadelphia for work after college, and Jon proposed to Nikki – and of course she said yes!

When it came time to plan their wedding, they originally thought of getting married in the Finger Lakes at a Winery (so appropriate for them!) but then were struck by the beauty of RedBarn20 and fell in love with the property!  We decided that it would be awesome to do their engagement session at the Cornell Botanic Gardens as well as a nearby winery – such important pieces to their story!

When we arrived at the Cornell Botanic Gardens, the light was BEAUTIFUL and the trees in the parking lot were so red we were speechless!  So of course we had to start there!  Then we walked through the garden and found places I had never seen before, an ivy wall and a meandering path on a ridge!  I just loved how the smiles never left their faces the entire time :)

After the gardens, we headed to Six Mile Creek Vineyard in Ithaca – which had some gorgeous views of the vineyard and amazing light!  I hadn’t realized that some of their grapes had been harvested but Jon loved it because it’s so real to what happens at this time of year!  We found our way into some grape vines as well as a sweet pond with a fountain.  These two cuddled in a blanket and looked so cozy on this fall day!

I absolutely loved my time with Nikki and Jon, they are such sweethearts!  And I already can’t wait for their wedding – it’s going to be amazing!  Hope you love their story :)

cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0002AHH!  Such a gorgeous start!

cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0003One of my FAVORITES on the left!

cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0004cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0005Ahh love these smiles!!  So cute!

cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0006cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0007Seriously…HOW adorable are they!!

cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0008AHH isn’t this ivy wall so amazing?!

cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0009cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0010cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0011Another one of my FAVORITES on the left!
cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0013cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0014Loved this texture for their ring shot!

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cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0018I LOVED all this greenery!

cornell_university_botanical_gardens_ithaca_central_new_york_engagement_photographer_0019This light on them in this garden is so gorgeous!

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AHH!  Love this one so much – those colors and the light!

six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_01Now walking through this gorgeous vineyard!

six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_02six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_03six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_04six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_05FAVORITE!  Love this one so much!
six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_06This ring shot!!  Seriously!

six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_07six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_08six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_09six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_10six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_11Love these!!

six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_12six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_13six_mile_creek_vineyard_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_engagement_photographer_14So cozy!

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Such a romantic ending to their afternoon!

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