Beautiful hour, beautiful place with beautiful people.
They drove all the way from Boston, got lost on the way, had to walk 2 miles in total between each point, while fighting the aggression of the bugs and mosquitoes, but at the end: beautiful pictures :) (also well worth the $5 entrance fee, haha).
For this session, Ruthie had to take her day off from the Gym, while Dan also had a day off from his military duty. They traveled all the way from Vermont to Seacoast NH, and we are so glad they made the effort as it paid off with all these beautiful pictures :)
Did we mention that she’s wicked healthy? Just FYI, if you need tips and info related to a healthy lifestyle and workout, Ruthie has this cool website, http://sheswickedhealthy.com/ – check it out!
We had an awesome time at the Lake Winnipesaukee, NH over their private cottage. The weather was nice despite a terrible forecast all prior weeks. We also had a chance to meet their whole family members, cooking out and relaxing on the backyard. So yeah, as we go through this session, there were at least 10 pairs of eyes watching their every movement…
We really enjoying ourselves during the session, especially we were able to see a beautiful sunset sky at the end of the session (though we cannot see the sun, since it disappeared behind the forest).
Next is some of the pictures from their engagement session, enjoy!
We asked them to create a boat / ship using a paper (origami). Rachel knows exactly what she was doing, while Jake tried to copy her. Not bad for the first try, Jake :) (pic below).
For those who are little bit confuse, in Asia, most of marriage proposal (engagement) is done by both parents of the man & the woman. The man’s parents are “asking” the parents of the woman to “give” their daughter as part of their new family. With respectful & symbolic gesture, the parents of the man will also give some favors to the woman to create a new bond in their family. Mostly it’s a precious item such as jewelry. Along the way, they will also have a small worship session depends on their religious belief, lead by their spiritual leaders as well as to receive their blessing. Marriage is a start for the lifetime journey, to make two imperfect persons perfecting each other through their weakness and strength, by the grace of the Lord.
Alright, so that’s the best explanation I can come up with, sorry if there’s a little differences as every part of the countries has their own style – sometimes it’s not even just a jewelry but also a cattle & crops!
Congratulation for Michael & Annie for your engagement!
Not many couple are willing to do Engagement session more than once. Well, they are not an ordinary couple :) – if you remember, they had a fantastic night city-view session last time at Boston Pier, MA. This time, Mimo & Icha wants to do something more natural and more of autumn feel.
Taken at State Park of Newburyport, MA, and Castle Hill, Ipswich, MA. Gorgeous place, though at the Castle Hill we didn’t have enough time, as Mimo needs to go to work that following afternoon. So we only had 40 minutes session, including some hike and jog around the hills… but it was worth it!
This is probably our first nightscape engagement session. Taken at Fan Pier Park, Boston MA – with spectacular night view across the river. The weather was windy and cloudy all day, expecting to rain in the evening, but as the sun setting down, the sky turned out to be spectacular!
We lost in time, with our flashes and soft-box. Enjoy some of these pictures :)
So, we met this couple last year. Andy and Ashley, they were the first client that booked us in 2013 for their wedding this coming October 2014! Long time await, the day is right around the corner before we know it! So, we started with their engagement session. It was quite a challenging time for us to find a good place for them, as they wanted to find a “Hops” field, but it’s really nowhere to be found around this area (the closest is 3 hours drive from Somersworth, NH).
We brainstormed some other options, and Flag Hill Winery up on Lee, NH was kind enough to let us use their place for these pictures :)
Too bad the grapes are not so ripe yet, but even so, this place is so gorgeous nonetheless! Now, just enjoy the rest of the pictures!
They are getting married next weekend!
Paul & Susan, our family in Christ. I am so happy they are together now, especially for Susan whom almost gave up on looove :). I hope they will be in a great shape, including all the plans and preparation may they will be far from problems. Hope for a great weather too! (forecast says Sunny).
Can’t wait for the wedding day and again, Congratulation!
There’s a saying: “Marry the one you love, and love the one you married.”
Jon & Elsa just passed 1st year of their marriage. We know.. first couple years are “honeymoon stage” :) — later on, year 3 – 7 is where the real challenge begins. Of course there will be a lot of adjustments, compromises and sacrifices need to be done, especially when there are children involved.
Not saying I’m full of experience, ah heck! my wife and I are not even hit our 1st anniversary yet, lol – but this is the least thing I can give to this couple.
A love portraits which I hope will keep them strong for many years to come; when they’re into a fight, distress with new insurance policy, migraine while chasing their kids around the house, burnt toast, undesirable new spouse’s haircut; But when the quiet evening approach, they can sit down, look at these photographs, relieves and say:
“You know what? I am glad that I have to go through all this crap with you by my side.”
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
They are really a “noisy” couple (in a good way of course!). Mount-biking is their thingy. Time always well-spent with fun atmosphere around them; we really enjoy our session. We wish an eternal happiness for them, and to be together for a loooong… long time :)
I remember the first day I came back to work after my honeymoon. One of my friends at work shot me with this repeatable question:
“Why? … why? … why? …. why? …. why?” while he pointed his index finger to my chest.
I replied “Why of what?”
“Why are you getting married?” implied he had a failing marriage before, he despises marriage ever since. Well, I know for most people marriage is a big thing, responsibility, commitment and so on, including big stress, dilemma and sacrifice. I am not saying they’re all wrong, it is what it is.
But there are also a big blessing, courage, power, influence and honor behind every marriage if both persons understand the reason & purpose of it. Marriage is an eternal journey with a mission. There is no couple who’s magically live happily ever after as each has him/her part to work on in their marriage.
To love someone is not a feeling, or tingling sensation within our heart. To love someone is a decision and commitment. That’s one of the important parts I remember from my wedding Vow, and I have to keep that for the rest of my life.
I, then replied to my friend “Well, it is my calling to get married.” we laughed while he shook his head.
Featuring our latest couple, Alan and Karina. We are so happy for them. Their love journey was quite challenging and cute, from Texas to Boston, MA with love :) — their wedding is coming this August 10, 2013. We wish the best for their preparation, let everything going well and the best weather as well.
Enjoy some of their engagement photos session!
Matthew and Nicole, held a little wedding party at their house in Rochester, NH since they will have a private wedding in a cruise instead of reception :) It was a pleasant evening. Good place, good people, good food, and good time. Congratulation Matt & Nicole!
They are Mario & Melika – friend of mine from my local Church. I am so blessed to be able to serve their one of the most precious memories in their coming life through these pictures. They are great people, and I wish for the greatest marriage for both of them :) First location was their memorable place (around Portsmouth Pier, NH), and secondly was Sagamore Golf Course, located in North Hampton, NH.