This engagement session is a perfect example of what engagement sessions can be outside of a time to take beautiful portraits. It's a glimpse their relationship. There is a bit of staging, of course, since how often do we have the paparazzi hanging out with us on a date? But there's even more reality in it. It's an actual slice of their lives, near their home and at some of their favorite places.
Jeita and Donald took me on a mini tour of their piece of Boston. Over the course of this session we got to walk around, talk and laugh, have drinks, and be a bit corny, all in the name of celebrating these two and their connection. We started at the bar where they first met, Stephi's in Southie, a little before the dinner rush, so we wouldn't actually be in the way. Then we stopped at their place for a quick outfit change and walked along a channel connected to the Boston Harbor. This walk is littered with landmarks in their relationship so I got to hear some sweet and silly stories as we went along, stopping occasionally for a photo op and starting again.
Another restaurant, Tavern Road, also gave us permission to photograph inside. It's another spot Jeita and Donald love to grab a drink together. You should see the reception these two get at each stop! It has to be noted.. They're pretty much best friends with each owner and bartender. Based on the warm welcome they get and the time everyone wants to spend catching up with them. We took some photos at Tavern Road while enjoying another set of drinks. And, to round it all off, we caught the last piece of sunset before twilight right by the water outside of the Boston Children's Museum for a few more photos.
I feel so privileged to be a part of this story. These two are truly teammates, in fact they will use that term before dropping the 'f-word' (finance), and the love here is contagious. The smiles. The way they so naturally connect. All of the energy. It was a lot of fun and I can not wait for July to be a part of Jeita and Donald's wedding celebration!