Tamar and Noah | A Yale Engagement

I love spontaneity. I love it when folks say "So what!" I had the pleasure of finally meeting Tamar and Noah a couple of weeks ago at the Yale Campus where Tamar spent her undergraduate years. Currently, they live together in San Fransico, but they will be married at the Dudley Farm in Gilford CT this September. Joining us for their wedding is my good friend and event planner Josh Chalmers. The day started with my drive down from Boston through some very serious rain storms but when I arrived at Yale the sky was clear and the day had turned gorgeous. Once we met up and started snapping pictures it didn't take long for things to change. The clouds rolled in, rain started dropping in heavy drops and everyone ran for cover. I thought the session was over. But these two love birds were totally in the moment and played the hand we were dealt. We used a couple of small overhangs for a few shots and then as we started to head towards our cars they decided to have some fun in the street. We all got a little wet and had to dodge impatient cars but laughed it off and decided the shoot wasn't over. Tamar knew of a garden nearby so we went, and when we arrived the clouds parted and the light was gorgeous. Their ability to be spontaneous and to say "so what" had a big payoff.  And as we wrapped up our afternoon and wandered by an old deteriorating building under construction Noah humored me by paying homage to Billy Joel's Glass Houses album. Don't worry, no glass was injured while making these photos!

It was really great meeting you two and I look forward to seeing you again in a few short weeks:)  ~Matt