Brittany & Devin’s Engagement

Happy Thursday, friends!!  As you know I’ve been catching up on my summer blogging this week!  And I HAD to share more of these two!

This is a special post for me because I am close with my bride Brittany’s family.  When I heard Britt was close to getting engaged, I was SO excited for her!  And so honored because she had decided to have me as her photographer, even then!  I never take for granted a relationship as a reason why someone would choose me to photograph for them…so it really touched my heart.

Brittany and Devin met through YoungLife, a Christian organization that serves teenagers (one that Derek and I am involved in here in Cazenovia!).  It took a little while for these two to go from the “friends” stage to there’s more here.  They realized they both were attracted to each other and started dating, and knew God was leading their relationship.

Devin proposed to Brittany this summer on his family’s beautiful property (of course Brittany said yes!!), and they had a romantic catered dinner afterward, just the two of them.  So sweet!!  They are planning to be married next summer at Hayloft on the Arch, and I can’t wait!  I told Britt that my best friend was married there 5 years ago, and it is a special place.

Since Devin is currently in school out of state, we had to capture their engagement this summer when they were spending time together!   I knew we had to capture them on Cazenovia Lake, as Derek and I had seen them several times together on Brittany’s family boat!  Boating is something they love to do in the summers together.  And their boat is docked at The Brewster Inn, so we started their session on the grounds of The Brewster and on the docks!  Then, instead of getting in a boat, they wanted to be captured in our canoe – they thought it was cute and adventurous (just like them)!  Devin brought an American flag with him, because he told me when we met that he loved the American flag theme and might incorporate it into their wedding somehow.  I loved this idea and encouraged them to bring it into their engagement, too!!

After our time at The Brewster, they wanted to take some pictures on Devin’s truck, so we parked right by the lake and took a few photos of them there.  It was the perfect setting, and so romantic!  LOVED all those pictures!

Brittany told me that she wanted to send their session with a beautiful sunset, so we drove to one of my favorite hills in Cazenovia which always has an amazing sunset!!  We had a great time walking through a nearby field as the sun was still setting, and the light was just PERFECT!  We then took their blanket over to the sunset hill and WOW the golden light was so beautiful!  I loved too, seeing how playful they were by the end of our session, dancing and laughing together.  It really gives me such joy in my work to see couples open up and be that joyful in front of my camera!

I am SO happy for these two and I hope you love Brittany and Devin’s engagement story!  Cannot WAIT for next summer!

the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_01Beautiful already!!

the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_02They are so cute!  Love these little laughs!

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the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_06LOVE this of them on the docks!

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the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_10I love it!  Paddling in our canoe!

the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_11the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_12AHH love this and this light!

the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_13Adorable moment!

the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_14the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_16Love these with the FLAG!

the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_17One of my FAVES!

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the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_0061Beautiful ring!

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the-brewster-inn-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_20Love this of them!  Cuties!

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cazenovia-lake-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_01AHH another favorite!!  These truck photos are amazing!

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LOVE!  This one looks like it could be from back in another time!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_01Love this tree framing them and this field!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_02stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_03Adorable right there!!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_04stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_05Gorgeous of you two!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_06stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_07AHH love that one on the left!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_08stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_09This field is just amazing on you two!!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_10stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_11stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_12Love this one!!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_13stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_14AHH another favorite!  Love their joy together!!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_15stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_16stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_17LOVE this one!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_18stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_19So cute!  Britt wanted to wear some boots for a few shots!!  Especially since they are getting married at a barn!

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stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_23stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_24stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_25The golden glow is here!!

stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_26stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_27stone-quarry-art-park-cazenovia-central-new-york-wedding-engagement-photographer_28Love that dancing one!!  That might be my favorite!!

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The perfect sunset to end their session!!

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