After taking a couple months off from shooting, I was really excited about my second engagement photography session this month! Lindsey and Chris contacted me from Massachusetts and were going to be in Maine for a weekend so it was the perfect opportunity to return to one of my favorite coastal Maine locations in Cape Elizabeth.
We were fortunate enough to have a fairly warm day (for a February in New England). Lindsey and Chris brought along their adorable Goldendoodle, Leo, who seemed to really love being in front of the camera!
Here’s my interview with Lindsey:
How did you two meet?
We both went to college at Northeastern in Boston and had a few mutual friends, however, we were simply acquaintances at that time and crossed paths only a handful of times. Fast forward nearly 10 years, and although we hadn't been in touch, we still shared a few mutual friends. One friend in particular is one of Chris's best hometown friends, and one of my best friends from college. She was close to both Chris and I as we were coincidentally going through cancellations of previous engagements/weddings. She filled us each in on what was happening in both of our lives, and it wasn't long after that we were set up to go on a date. It didn't take us long to know that we were meant to be!
What did you do on your first date?
We went out to a nice dinner, caught up on the last 10 years of our lives, and reminisced about times that we were at the same parties and events in college. We even stumbled upon an old photo on Facebook of us posing together years ago that neither of us had known about.
When and where did you get engaged? Tell us about the proposal.
Chris planned a great surprise and included my family and young nieces and nephews in on it. Two days before Christmas, we went to Maine to visit family at my sister’s house and they told Chris and I that the kids had planned a scavenger hunt to give us our gift. We had done something similar for the kids when they visited us, and they had wanted to do one for us. They all fooled me! At the end of the Christmas scavenger hunt, Chris pulled out the ring and took a knee for a very sweet proposal with my family all around.
What are some common interests or activities you enjoy doing together?
We love planning and working on home and outdoor renovation projects together, playing with our sweet goldendoodle pup Leo, traveling, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
Tell us about your wedding plans. When and where it will take place?
We will be getting married in August of this year in Portland, Maine with a small group of close friends and family. We are planning an outdoor ceremony followed by a dinner and party to celebrate.