Sarah and John


Happy Wednesday!  I can't believe it's already mid-week and I am loving this week's weather... so much cooler than last week's heat wave.  I have so many things to blog right now and I can't wait to get back into it next week... I'm actually moving this week and house-sitting next week, so it should be super busy this week and then a serious lull next, which is when I plan on catching up with my blog.  So much has been going on and this summer seems to be flying by already!  I am so excited because the sooner the summer is done, the sooner the fall gets here, and then winter, and spring... yup, I'm wishing away the next 3 seasons, because in the spring I am off to Ireland for 3 months!!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!  I bought my airline ticket to Dublin last week and it was seriously the happiest moment of my life.  I have a TON more to do... have to get my ferry ticket to England, have to book a flight from England home, and obviously have to nail down my itinerary around Ireland, but I seriously can't wait.  It's a dream come true and a long time coming, so I couldn't be happier.


On Sunday I met up with Sarah and John in Northampton for their engagement session!  Sarah actually won a session from me over a year ago from a contest I did on my blog, but by the time she wanted to book it I was crazy busy with fall weddings.  She knew that the ring was coming soon... at the time, her and John were boyfriend and girlfriend but not yet engaged... so I told her we could just wait until he put a ring on it and that I would forget the usual time limit I set for booking contest sessions :)  We finally got a chance to do the pictures on Sunday, and I was so grateful the weather was beautiful, since a few weeks ago I had to cancel about 4 sessions right in a row due to rain.  We did part of the session at the gardens at Smith College, and then headed up to Hatfield for some barn action.   Sarah and John were so self conscious in front of the camera, and I really have no idea why.  Aren't they the cutest couple ever??  Seriously, so adorable, so in love, and I was obsessed with her dress!  I was just saying to Aubrey the other day that I love all the lace dresses I am seeing at weddings this season, I really need to get one for myself to wear to Molly and Eric's wedding.  Anyways, I digress :)  Here are some favorites of Sarah and John!














I think with pictures like this the layout is supposed to be this way...



But is it weird that I kind of love it this way too?  :)









After Smith, we jumped in the car and headed up the road to Hatfield to get some barn action in!











Even though the sky was dull and flat, I looooooooved these pics... maybe my favorites!





And this is what won the session for them!  The contest was that I asked people for their favorite Christmas traditions... and Sarah told me that her and John had taken a slice of the trunk of their first tree together and made an ornament out of it, and they now do that each Christmas.  Isn't that the best idea ever??  I love it... literally preserving a piece of each tree you get together.  She brought it along to show me.  Adorable!



So nice to meet you, Sarah and John!!  Congratulations on your engagement... wishing you many, many years of love, happiness, and Christmas ornaments together :)