I love it when my couples bring me to new locations for their sessions! Piermont, NY is somewhere Erin and Anthony have been going since they first started dating, which made it an extra special place to shoot! The tall grassy areas along the shoreline, mixed with the stunning views were perfect! And for our second location, we hopped over to the nearby Nyack Beach State Park for some amazing mountainous backdrops for our second location! This engagement session was a DREAM!
Erin and Anthony are so much fun to hang out with, and even more fun to photograph! Between their joyful, carefree energy and their love and attentiveness for each other, these two are are just a blast! We had the best time exploring, adventuring, and taking tons of photos! I’m so excited to share them all, but first, let me tell you about their love story!
I LOVE a good love story and Erin and Anthony’s is seriously perfection! I love what Erin wrote when she told me all about how they met! She said, “Our story starts back in 2011, when Anthony asked me to our junior prom! We had hung around the same friend group but we never really spoke up until that point. Prom was a blast and ended with sweet kiss and a feeling that I knew our story wasn’t going to end there. I still have all of the little notes he used to leave in my locker! We dated through the rest of high school and did long distance through college. I went to college for nursing and being nearly 5 hours from home and under the stress of school it was not easy. I can remember a time Ant had called me to talk about our days and he decided after hearing how sad I sounded on the phone that he was going to drive up to see me the next day. He drove 4 and a half hours each way just to take me to breakfast and make sure I was okay. I could cry just thinking about it! It meant so much to me. At that point I just knew he was it forever. We have been each others biggest cheerleaders through school, our jobs and life in general. This past year we bought a house together in our hometown and we’ve been loving every second of making it a home! I love our little life we’ve built together.”
Knowing how sweet and thoughtful Anthony is, and how much he cares for Erin, you know the proposal had to be unreal. Erin told me about their perfect proposal day, “Anthony proposed on December 5th while we were away in Marco Island, Florida. Our second to last night there he surprised me with a sunset cruise- I was expecting a booze cruise with a big crowd of people but when we pulled into the dock there was a boat for two. As soon as I saw the boat I was like OMG is it happening?! But somehow I convinced myself I was overthinking it. We sailed around Naples for a while and saw a school dolphins which was just magical! (I asked Anthony afterwards if he had paid extra for them because truly it was a nice touch haha!) Our captain dropped us off at an island and told us to walk to the other side of the brush to a private beach. The view of the ocean was surreal bathed with golden rays from the sun being about to set. We walked along the beach looking for shells and then I had Anthony go back to the boat to get our captain to take a nice picture of us. Little did I know IT was about to happen. I can remember handing my phone over to our captain and Anthony starting with “Well, we’ve been together a while now..” I basically blacked out with excitement after that! I remember it didn’t hit me for a while. Then I couldn’t stop crying for the rest of the night! We had champagne on the boat afterwards and watched the sunset from the Gulf. It truly was the most magical romantic night.”
Erin & Anthony, you two are so much fun and filled with so much joy! I am so grateful that I get to be a part of this season and capture these sweet memories for you both! I cannot wait for your wedding day! It’s going to be the best day ever! Enjoy this time being fiances!! xoxo