Ruby and Hassan first met in the Summer of 2014 while Ruby traveled to Morocco with a group of educators. Hassan was one of the greeters that showed the group around and really provided the group with a first hand experience of Morocco. It was over dinner and mint tea where a connection really began. Once Ruby left and came back to America, the two stayed in touch and continued their relationship long distance. One year later, Ruby went back to Morocco to teach at the Ifrane school with Hassan and to experience life with him. In May of 2016, with their parents present, they got engaged. They both moved back to America where they got married in a small backyard ceremony. But, this August is when they will have both sides of the family, and friends, come from different places of the world to meet for a celebration of their marriage! I can’t wait to be a part of the big day, experience all the festivities, and watch Ruby and Hassan feel all the love from their family and friends.
When Jamie told me she would like to take her engagement photos in the Winter, I thought, “How cool and different!” I know that I was really hoping to get some amazing snowy shots and I had visions of fresh powder and being lost in an enchanted forest! I’m not sure if Jamie was thinking about getting lost in a forest, but I was pretty sure she was thinking the same as me…fresh, white snow! Well, the season changed to Winter, and we only had one snow storm, and the rest of the Winter season was quickly going by with no snow in sight and unseasonably warm. I thought, well, we can still go on a great nature walk and capture some beautiful moments! We set our date to get together for the engagement photos, February 9th. And, wouldn’t you know it…a big snow storm was coming our way! I made sure to get my snow tires on so that I can be prepared. Unfortunately, the blizzard raged on throughout the day and Jamie was smart enough to tell me to not go driving, thank you Jamie! ;) So, we decided to wait for the morning after. Jamie and Mark looked amazing for their engagement session with pops of red and classic jackets. And, Jamie's hair was ridiculously gorgeous! I'm very jealous :) After a quick run-around with cute, little Roxy, their Boston Terrier, in the front yard of their house, we all made our way down to the park that Mark and Jamie walk Roxy often. The fresh snow and the brisk, cold air was exhilarating! Mark had Jamie cracking up so much, which in turn had me laughing too. Watching their love and connection was so sweet and I am so happy for them. We went back to their house to capture some fun, warmer moments inside their first home together. Once again, this fun couple had me cracking up! They are so funny and sweet with each other. And, their home is so cute! I loved hearing about what they did to fix it up and renovate their kitchen to make it truly theirs. I can’t wait for their beautiful, intimate wedding in April, the countdown is on!
It was a chilly October morning when Alyson and Jordan arrived for their engagement session. They were real troopers for getting up so early to beat the crowds on the Highline and catch those morning rays of sunshine. The Highline is a special place where they both love to come and spend time together. I was fortunate enough to share this experience with them while there were so few people. Alyson was a brave soul, walking around effortlessly in her heels and taking off her cute sweater when the sun was just warm enough as it hit her shoulders. Jordan was such a gentleman and made sure that Alyson was comfortable, kept her warm and of course, kept her smiling. They have a deep love and respect for each other. Alyson and Jordan are such a sweet couple, they even looked out for me! Afterwards, I loved sitting with them over hot chocolates and tea and hearing all about their wedding planning and the little details that are going into their big day! I’m very happy for them as they continue to check things off the list ;) And, I’m excited to share a few images from their sweet session and can’t wait for Alyson and Jordan’s Princeton wedding next year!