A fall engagement session by the lake!

I met Tish and Tom on a warm fall afternoon at Two Mile Run County Park.  Interestingly, this couple isn't from this area, but Tom spent some time here when he was little.  So they thought it would be fun to stop by for a visit and use that opportunity to get a little fall engagement session scheduled!

We had hoped for a typical cool fall afternoon, but it was actually a little warmer than we had hoped.  But it was still oh-so-beautiful!!

And a little interesting tidbit.....Tish and Tom ended up falling so in love with our little town that - on a complete spur of the moment decision - they ended up buying a vacation home here that weekend!  How cool is that!!???

Thank you both so much!  It was so nice meeting with you and hopefully we will see you again soon!

Onto the photos!

Brittany and Brandon! | Presque Isle State Park Engagement Photography

Well, it has been quite a while since I have blogged but finally things are settling down after my crazy summer, and I have been slowly getting back into the groove.

I am so excited to share this engagement session.  And one thing I really love being a photographer is when I start to get clients who are friends and relatives of past clients!  

Brittany is a super sweet girl who I have known for a while now as my husband was her high school swim coach back in the day.  She is also very good friends with a few of my past brides.  Brandon is the brother of a past client who I have done family/engagement AND wedding photos for.  This is definitely a couple who comes from two great families and are just down-to-earth good people.  And I can't wait to shoot their wedding this fall!!!

But first, their engagement session.  

When I was chatting with Brittany about where to do the session, we discussed the usual locations in our local area but I mentioned that I love to do engagement sessions at a location that may have some personal significance to the couple.....such as where they got engaged.  Brittany said "well we got engaged up in Erie at Presque Isle".  And I said.....PERFECT!  

As a former Erie-ite,  Presque Isle is one of my favorite places.  And I am always eager for an opportunity to make the trip up there.  

We met on the evening of Mother's Day.  It was absolutely beautiful.  We started at Perry's Monument (the actually location of the proposal).  And we ended at the beach as the sun was setting.  


Thank you both so much!  Can't wait for November!!!!!!

Monika and Cory - An Engagement Session! | Meadville, Pennsylvania Photography

I met Monika and Cory for their engagement session late last spring, at beautiful Woodcock Lake Park near Meadville, Pennsylvania.   It was a day that threatened rain...but ended up being absolutely beautiful!  They actually chose that location because that was where Cory proposed....how sweet is that!?

I always suggest to couples that we try to do their engagement session at a location that has a lot of personal meaning to them - whether it is where he proposed, or where they love to spend time, or whether it is even an activity they love to do together.  I just think a couple's engagement session should be all about THEM - not my vision, or my ideas or my suggestions.  Plus I want engagement sessions to be really relaxed and easy and when the couple chooses the location or the activity, they often find the entire experience so much more fun!!

Monika has has a little pup who is a big part of their lives - so, of course, we had to include him!  He was so sweet, although not to happy when he had to sit on the sideline with grandma while I worked alone with Monika and Cory.  He was just a bit jealous!!! 

Thank you both so much!  It was much fun meeting and working with you!!  Onto the photos!