Christina + Matt | Hermitage Museum + Gardens Charming Engagements


I pulled up and saw her car at the gate and I just had a wave of RELIEF come over me. Christina has something about her I’ve never seen in anyone else…she’s the most selfless and kind person I have met in SUCH a long time! I’m fortunate enough to call her a friend and we’ve watched each other grow over the years!! Seeing her brings me this “at home” feeling because I know her and know I can be completely myself around her, and just knowing this shoot was going to be all about her and her handsome fiancé Matt made me feel amazing!

Matt and Christina — your JOY in this shoot is *right on time* for my new branding launch! One word: CHEERFUL! That’s what I want to exude from my shoots! I want couples laughing at each other, themselves, being beyond adorable because all of them just ARE naturally but I wanna bring that out in the images. You two couldn’t have made this easier if you tried, and I have to say THANK YOU times a million just for being perfect YOU!

I can’t believe you’re getting married SO soon! Bring on May at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth!!! I love you two!! 🙂

And yes, Spiccoli definitely stole the show in the beginning of this session! He’s an adorable min pin with a BIG smile because he loves his mama and daddy!! 🙂

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  1. Amanda says:

    Ahh!!! What a beautiful couple!! I LOVE LOVE the one of him carrying/dipping her!! And the B&W one by the water where she is looking at the camera – BEAUTIFUL!! And those ring shots – amaze.

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