This engagement session almost brought us to tears. Honestly, Eric Kelley seems to have somehow captured the love between these two in the most intimate and revealing way. Every frame speaks to their affection for one another, and we couldn’t love it any more.
Here’s more from the bride:
Josh and I met at the University of Virginia but our relationship really began when we both moved to New York City after graduation six years ago. Josh proposed last summer while we were on vacation in Sardinia, Italy. He swam from the small boat we had rented to meet me on the beach and when I looked up he was down on one knee proposing. We had been together so long but I was still taken back by how emotional it was, we enjoyed the moment on the beach and drank from a bottle of prosecco. The celebration continued later that night when he surprised me with a private boat ride to a candlelit beach side dinner.
I will admit that I couldn’t wait to start planning and called Easton Events while still on vacation to enlist their expertise for the big day. We’re both from Virginia and will be getting married at Verulam Farm in Charlottesville over Labor Day weekend. Since our wedding will be back home we wanted our engagement pictures to be taken in the city, were we fell in love and share a life together now. Josh is the creator of the Mason Shaker and founder partner of W&P Design based in Brooklyn, and I’m the Director at a gallery in the city.
We both were immediately drawn to Eric Kelley’s romantic but composed style and love how the photos came out. The dreamy bedroom shots were taken at the Standard Hotel, then we walked down through the cobblestone streets of the West Village to a favorite coffee shop. I worked with Lora Kelley to achieve a soft and natural look for my hair and makeup.
All in all, everything with this session is perfection.
Photographer: Eric Kelley | Event Planner (for the wedding): Easton Events | Hair and Makeup: Lora Kelley | Shoot Location: The Standard Hotel High Line & around New York | White Dress: Monique L’Huillier | Blue Dress: Chelsea Flower from Intermix | Yellow: Rebecca Taylor