When I found out that my cousin, Kimberly got engaged, I was THRILLED! Since it had been two years since my last visit to the Ice Castles in Linclon, NH, it was the perfect opportunity to revisit one of my favorite places and capture this special time in their relationship.
When February 11th came, I was initially worried about the rain. Though it continued to rain throughout the day, Kimberly and Eli were troopers, spending the entire shoot outside and making memories!
Here's my Q&A with Kimberly:
How did you two meet?
We met through mutual friends of ours, and were surprised that we hadn’t met sooner because we knew so many of the same people!
What was your first date?
Our first official date was at a restaurant in Portland called the Green Elephant; my favorite restaurant!
When and where did you get engaged? Tell us about the proposal.
We got engaged at the botanical gardens in Boothbay during Christmas time (December 9th) when they had Gardens Aglow, and the lights were beautiful. He brought me there during a snow storm, and the snow made everything feel even more magical. He arranged for someone with a camera to come and meet us there, so I thought the surprise was that we were going to have some pictures taken. And in the middle of taking pictures, he got down on one knee! He couldn’t have possibly made it more perfect than it was.
What are some common interests or activities you enjoy doing together?
We are very different people, which keeps the relationship fun and exciting. However, we do have some important things in common. We both value spending time with our families. And we LOVE spending time with our dog.
Tell us about your wedding plans. Any thoughts as to when and where it will take place?
For our wedding, we are thinking August of 2019! We do want to stay local so that all of our friends and family can be there. We don’t want anything too big because want to be able to focus on each other and truly enjoy the best day of our lives!
Thanks so much, Kimberly and Eli for embarking on this fun adventure!