A Home Sweet Home Engagement

Hanging out with Amanda and Greg one June afternoon was an absolute blast. They so clearly adore each other and enjoy spending time together. They seem to mesh just so. Both working in PR and Greg consulting and speaking specifically on social media PR, it is very apropos that they first met online. Nope, not on Match or e-Harmony, but on Twitter. How absolutely perfect!

When we met up with them at their home on Long Island, we got to know them better and to see a bit of their life in this beautiful small town.

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We started at their home, where they had just finished re-landscaping. Everything looked amazing so we wanted to show off the house as well as the two of them.

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Sweet and sexy all at once.

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Hanging out inside. The character of their home definitely shines through in this image.

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After a quick wardrobe change (Amanda wanted to capture the contrast between nicer clothes and a more casual environment), we walked over to their local park. A great place with evening concerts, weekend festivals and a museum.

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Statues.

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Loving the dreaminess of the reflection behind them and the steaminess of their moment.

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Among the grasses.

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Enjoying the flowers.

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So Greg’s one request was that we not use props. But then at the end of the shoot, we saw this ice cream truck. It wasn’t planned, but it was so bright colorful and "casual" that it had to be a part of our shoot. And besides, Amanda and I both wanted ice cream. :) Sorry, Greg.

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Yummy!

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Heat in the background and cool ice cream in the foreground. LOVE!

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A truly great day with tons of photos to share. Now we can’t wait for their wedding at the Liberty Hotel! In the meantime, I highly recommend checking out their slideshow for a few more of our faves.

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