Hannah and Joe

OMGGGGG!!!!  Can you believe it is already August??  I really can't.  It seems crazy but I am sooooo excited.  I met with my travel agent a couple weeks ago and worked out a few more details of my Ireland trip, and I think, *fingers crossed*, that I have found a homestay in Galway!  I had been stressing about it because Galway is where I want to spend the most time, a total of 4 weeks, and so not finding a homestay was serrrrrriously making me anxious.  But I think I did, and I am beyond excited.  The trip is really starting to come together and I couldn't be happier.  But wait, maybe I could:  I had brunch with my friends Molly and Melissa on Sunday, and Molly says "I was thinking it would be awesome if Eric and I came to visit you while you were there."  Um awesome??  It would be phenomenal!  And then Melissa joined in, and since Melissa's husband gets along with Molly's soon-to-be-husband, I am now literally saying my prayers that they come to Ireland while I am there!  I literally can't think of anyone else I'd rather share pints of Guinness with than these girls :)  

Anywho, onto one of my latest engagement sessions, for one of my favorite couples in the world!  No lie, I honestly love Hannah and Joe so much.  Hannah emailed me pretty much the day she got engaged.  She had classes at Bridgewater with my friend Shelby, and had been following my work because I had taken a bunch of pictures of Shelby's kids, and Shelby's one of my #1 cheerleaders.  Anyways, it is so beyond flattering when people get in touch with you so quickly after getting engaged, and there's just no question in their minds; you're going to be their photographer and that's it.  I love that feeling and I was so grateful to Hannah for loving my work so much.  I met her and Joe months back at a Starbucks (which is actually where they met as well!) and I hit it off with them right off the bat.  They are friendly, sweet, funny, and totally, completely, 100% in love with each other.  They met in Burlington, VT, which makes me love them even more, and honestly I hope they move back there so that I can see them every day.  Too much?  Okay fine, every week ;-)  They are honestly great people and I am so excited for their tented wedding on the water happening in just 2 weeks!  We did their engagement session last weekend in Mattapoisett, a place I had never been and it is absolutely adorable!  Really cute beach town, and it was great to see because that is where Hannah and Joe's wedding is as well.  Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah had all kinds of props for the session, including this awesome ampersand...

 

 

And these gorgeous hydrangeas cut from her aunt's garden.  Have I mentioned hydrangeas are my favorite flower in the world?  Swoon.

 

 

Hannah's family has a lot of history in Mattapoisett, and everyone seems to know who they are.  Maybe it's because the wharf is named after her grandfather?  Hmmm...

 

 

 

We picked up Hannah and Joe's beloved dog Basil and finished the session on her aunt's property, where she has her own beach and dock... and where Hannah and Joe's tented reception will take place in just a few weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love this :)

 

 

The end... until wedding weekend arrives!!!  Can't wait :)  Love you guys!