June 27, 2017
My sister and I grew up in the summers on Ossipee Lake. The house next door was rented bimonthly to different families, and that’s how we met Jenna & Kyle’s families. 22 years ago, both families rented the house for the first time & as they say, the rest is history. For 2 weeks every summer, we would all live on the beach – swim, build sand castles, go tubing, knee boarding, water skiing & we’d always beg to go on the coveted gas station run for the boat (we knew there were slushies and candy waiting for us there!). Over the years, we all grew up on that very beach and all of our parents went from changing diapers, wrangling nap times and constantly feeding us snacks to finally relaxing, drinking margaritas & catching up on their whole year in that tiny span of time.
Unfortunately (or fortunately!) these were the only photos I could get my hands on of us!!
Those days were some of the best memories that my sister and I have on that beach. We would all count down the days until the two families would show up & we all cried every time they drove back to their lives. There’s something so special about friends who have literally grown up with you and seen you through all your awkward phases! So when Jenna contacted me to see if I was available to photograph her and her fiancé Eric, my exact response was “EFF YES/ sorry HELLO HI CONGRATULATIONS YES I WOULD LOVE THAT” – because how could I not!? I was SO excited to meet Eric (I approve! Welcome to the family!) & even better, I got to go to Rhode Island to visit with both families (a mini reunion!). Eric was hand picked by Kyle (his best friend, her surrogate brother) & man, Kyle really hit it out of the park on this one! I couldn’t be more honored and proud to show you these engagement photos of the sweetest couple in the world. Congratulations, you two!! xo
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