I had an awesome afternoon with Arielle and Bryan on the coast of New Castle just two days ago. During the drive there I was a bit nervous as there was rain falling, and a few drops fell when we first arrived. But luckily the wind blew the clouds out to sea and the setting sun emerged throwing a beautiful warm light under the dark gray blanket of clouds. Their wedding is a year from this week at the Kitz Farm and I can't wait to hang out with them again making more photos of this awesome couple!
If you ask Kelly and Tim what the funniest thing to happen to them as a couple has been, they say "Almost meeting many many times at Boston University, but never capitalizing on the opportunity." So when I ask how they met, they reply with: "The first time or the time it counted...? :)"
The time Kelly and Tim actually both remember meeting was Octoberfest in Harvard Square in 2007. Tim had just moved back to Boston after college graduation and moved in with a couple of friends. Turns out those friends were also good Boston University friends of Kelly's. Kelly had made plans to attend Octoberfest and one of them who brought his new roommate Tim. Two weeks and a house party later, they say it was all down hill from there.
After they had been dating for a while they realized they had been to several of the same parties at Boston University. Tim went there his freshman year (while Kelly was a junior) and then transferred, but kept in touch with some friends. He would come back up to Boston to hang out over the weekend and they were definitely in some of the same places, but Kelly just didn't give him the time of day since Kelly was a senior he was only a sophomore. You gotta love that!
They spent the last weekend of last years winter holiday snow tubing and dinning in Boston's North End where they had their first date. They enjoyed that evening staying up late talking over a special bottle of wine and Tim proposed Sunday evening at home to wrap up an incredible weekend.
For their engagement session we visited Odiorne Park. It is a short drive from where Tim grew up on the seacoast of NH and the Fall scenery is one of Kelly's favorite parts of living in New England. And since Tim grew up near the beach in NH and Kelly grew up near the beach in San Diego it was also important for them to have pictures on the shore. At the park we ventured on the rocky shore line, through the tall marsh grass, and found some beautiful old black steel doors from the old bunkers.
They will be getting married in 2016 at Hidden Pond in Maine. When asked what drew them to the venue they replied "We think it is a great opportunity to bring everyone together in a luxurious, yet comfortable setting with some strong flair. By renting the entire resort, we can create a truly special environment for our guests and having them up there for the entire weekend will allow everyone to truly enjoy themselves. Additionally, the bonfires created throughout the property bring allusion to the many festive bonfires we have had with our friends throughout the years." That's the first time I have ever had a couple tell me about bonfires in their wedding plans! The fabulous ladies of Marrero Events are planning their big day and I know they will do amazing job of creating the perfect atmosphere for Kelly and Tim.
Congratulations on your Engagement Kelly and Tim!! We can not wait to see you at Hidden Pond celebrating with family and friends!!
I met Earl at the local Crossfit Reclamation box and became good friends. Earl has since started working out at Crossfit Epping, so it was fun to see Earl, Audra and Moose who I haven't much of this past year. If you know Earl you know a few things, he loves Audra, he loves their dog Moose, and he loves his Ford Mustangs. There may not have been a Mustang involved with this session, but I had a blast visiting the three of them at their home for a fall portrait session. Their home is located on a beautiful lot adjacent to a long trail that wonders through the woods from side of town to the other. The leaves were off the trees and it was still warm enough to be out with a jacket on. Perfect.
Five years ago Chelsea and Andrew met while studying abroad in London. The mutual friend who introduced them will be the Best Man at their wedding.
Andrew proposed last July on a beautiful beach overlooking Lake Wentworth. Afterwards they went to his parents' house to share the exciting news and Andrew surprised Chelsea by having her parents there. They had driven all the way from Ohio to join in the celebration. Chelsea says, "It was such a special night that we shared with our families. There was a beautiful sunset that evening and it couldn't have been more perfect!"
These two are Sunday River ski bums in the winter and love to swim and boat in the lake in the summer. They also have the travel bug and have been back to Europe twice since they met in college.
They will be tying the knot next summer at the Wolfeboro Inn because it has the most beautiful view of Lake Winnipesaukee. Chelsea says they decided on a summer wedding near the Fourth of July holiday "so that our families and friends could spend the weekend by the lake. The location is in downtown Wolfeboro and walking distance to the docks, bars, restaurants and tourist shops. We can't wait for a fun weekend with family and friends celebrating the wedding!"
Their engagement session was at Andrew's family's home on Lake Wentworth. The home has been in his family for over fifty years and has been passed down through multiple generations. It is such a special lake house with over 170 ft of beach, and it has been the location for many years of family parties and celebrations. While they live in Boston, they get to the lake every chance they can to spend time with family and relax in the beauty that surrounds them.
We look forward to seeing them celebrating their marriage with family and friends on the lake next summer and to the dance floor, we know they are looking forward to dancing!
Cheers! ~ Mattion & Enna