Rachel & Steve’s Engagement!

Happy Tuesday, friends!

It’s the first real back to work week and it’s starting to feel good, being in a routine again but at the same time having less pressure of off season!  So now I can continue to recap on some of my last shoots of 2018 before my first wedding of 2019 next month! (Where has the time gone?!)

I absolutely loved meeting Rachel and Steve last month in Watkins Glen!  These two are so adventurous and joyful, and I just loved their story.  They met over a year ago and are now engaged and living in their first home together in New Jersey, but they love taking trips and adventuring!  They spend time in upstate New York together over the summer and fell absolutely in love with Watkins Glen.  So they decided to plan their wedding in Central New York and dreamed of their engagement session in Watkins Glen!

We first went to Taughannock Falls State Park, to take some romantic photos in the woods and creek part of the trail.  It was so crazy seeing the woods look so much like fall with the golden leaves and greenery!  Just the day before I had photographed in Cazenovia and it was a winter wonderland!  But I loved how cozy Rachel and Steve looked, and it was like they belonged in every environment we found!  I especially loved photos of them that we took on this cozy wooden bench, so romantic!

Then we headed to the waterfront of Watkins Glen.  The sun was starting to set and it was a little cloudy but there was enough glimmer of light!  And these two in front of the lake on the rocks was so picture perfect!  Then, we went to the pier by the Seneca Lake Harbor Hotel.  What a gem of a spot that was!  Rachel and Steve love grabbing drinks at the hotel and they even have this outdoor fire pit which was awesome!  But the hotel was right on these cool train tracks, and beyond them was the pier which leads out to Seneca Lake.  At every turn there was something new and beautiful!  And the sun started setting pink, the perfect way to end Rachel and Steve’s sweet session!

You can tell how in love these two are, I wish them all the love in their marriage and life together!  I hope you enjoy their story!

 

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_01 So sweet already!!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_02 Love this beautiful trail and don’t they fit perfectly with their surroundings?!
taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_03taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_04 Ahh love!!  One of my favorites!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_05 I love this one too!  So romantic, this spot!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_06taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_07taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_08 Just love this bench!!  So sweet!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_09taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_10 Such gorgeous bling amidst the ferns!  Wow!!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_11taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_12 Love these!!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_13taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_14taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_15 So beautiful of you Rachel!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_16 This was so much fun!  I’m glad these two adventured down to the rocks!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_17 And this was a stop on the side of the road, totally worth it and goes with their vibe!

taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_18taughannock_falls_state_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_19 Love!!

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Their smiles are so contagious!

watkins_glen_waterfront_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_01watkins_glen_waterfront_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_02 Literally impromptu, Steve swept her off her feet!

watkins_glen_waterfront_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_03 Beautiful!

watkins_glen_waterfront_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_04watkins_glen_waterfront_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_05 Ah I love all this emotion!

watkins_glen_waterfront_park_ithaca_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_06 Such a gorgeous spot on the lake!
seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_01seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_02 AHH another one of my favorites!  Don’t worry no trains were coming, this scene was all about the love!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_03seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_04seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_05seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_06 Ahh LOVE this one so much!  I love the steam in the background, just everything!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_07 Another fave on the left!!!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_08seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_09seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_10 Beautiful Rachel!!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_11seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_12 Ahh all the yes!!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_13seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_14seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_15 This shot was totally worth it!  Love these Adirondack chairs!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_16 Too adorable!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_17seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_18seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_19seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_20 Such a romantic scene in every day with this turning pink sky!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_21seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_22seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_23seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_24 Such a cool building, right?!

seneca_lake_harbor_pier_hotel_watkins_glen_finger_lakes_central_new_york_wedding_engagement_photographer_25Right before Christmas, we had to take a few at the hotel by the pretty wreaths!

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