Melissa & Mark's Fall Engagement Session

I am so excited to get right to the story with Mark and Melissa!  We send out a little blog form to all of our clients to get a little background on how they met and the proposal before we put up their sneak peeks, and reading through this one was so romantic!  From the way it was written, to the story itself, was just incredible!  This couple and their adorable son are just perfect, but I'll let you decide for yourself after reading their story....I know you'll agree!

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How did you two meet?
After 17 years in Florida, I decided to move home. My earliest memories are being in our family home in Revere Beach, and since then I've always had a calling to come back. So, with I found a cool loft in Chelsea, packed a U-Haul, and prepped meals for the 23 hr trip. Little did I know that in less than 72 hours I would meet the woman I would spend the rest my life with, (and almost wreck her brand-new car with the U-Haul - but that's a story for another time).

Upon returning to the loft, with my groceries, I ran into somebody outside the building that caught my attention. I thought she was a redhead (she's blonde), but she was super cute and I thought now is the best time to meet new friends!

Nights on the roof deck turned into Sunday drives Newburyport, sunrises in Nahant, dinners at ECCO, Madeline Island, Nicaragua, and the happiest days I've ever experienced in my 32 years on this earth. Then, our son entered our life, strengthened our love, and solidified our desires to spend the rest of our lives together. Our family is our everything, and we'd want it no other way.

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Tell us the proposal story~
Melissa and I had a Sunday 6am maternity shoot in Winthrop. Little did she know, the outfit she picked out was missing something. See, when she got out of the shower, and came back to the room, our favorite song was playing and a wooden box was in front of her. Engraved were her future initials and snippet of the vows I will say to her. Still a bit confused she opened the box and saw the ring box. It was then that she turned around to me (who was in one knee) asking her to marry me.

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What details are you most excited about for your wedding? EX. cake, vendors, location, etc.
Our beautiful church, St Pius V (where our son was baptized), our reception venue (the Smith Barn), but mostly our friends and family that will share in our wonderful day.

Where are you getting married?

St Prius V

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Where is the reception?
Smith Barn (Peabody)

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What look were you going for in your engagement session?
We were just being US.

Do you have any tips or advice for couples getting ready for their session?
Find a location, plan a day around it (we went apple and pumpkin picking afterward), and have fun!