It was a beautiful Fall day when Kim and Aleasha met me out at Chestnut Ridge Park to take their engagement photos. It was a photographer’s dream, the leaves were changing, the colors were beautiful, and I had the most wonderful couple who are very much in love. Oh, and MJ their pup joined us. I was very excited for this engagement session; I’ve known Kim for a few years she was the grad assistant at the college I attended.  She is funny, kind, caring and over genuine. When I heard that Aleasha popped the question I was thrilled.

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Kim and Aleasha’s 6-year dating anniversary they took a trip to the 1000 Islands. Kim and I are friends on Facebook so I got to see how much fun they were having. They were zip lining and hiking, making all of us other bums a little jealous haha. Then there were a series of photos unlike the rest and we got a front row seat to the sweetest, tear filled proposal in front of the Boldt Castle. Could there be a more wonderful setting?

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After hiking and taking their engagement pictures around Chestnut Ridge Park I got to know a little bit about how their love story unfolded. The two of them met at college. They both went to U.B. and met because they were both in the same sorority. That was in 2009, they quickly became best friends, and then… well you know the rest.

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Kim and Aleasha’s upcoming nuptials will be at a Winery in Upstate NY so how perfect is it that we had a wine cork with the year they met on it?!

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While I was photographing, I got to see all of their cute little quirks, the way they laughed with one another, and of course how much fun they were having with MJ, the pup.  Of course, I am an animal lover myself, I have 3 fur babies of my own.  It was so sweet to take these portraits. MJ is not camera shy at all.

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Kim and Aleasha, I am so happy that I got to be your photographer for this engagement session. Thank you for being so incredible. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day with one of the most beautiful couples I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Cheers to a life with joy, love and happiness!

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Oh and I want to give a shoot-out to Sharlene for being the best dog sitter (play mate) and volunteer photo assistant ever. Thank you!

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