Lauren and Daniel Oak Island engagement session-Oak Island Wedding Photographer
Lauren and Daniel met in Massachusetts at a Maritime Academy. Daniel a native to the Virgin Islands, and Lauren an all-American gal from Cape Cod, MA. These two happened to cross paths at a party that a mutual friend was having. And up until now the rest is history because Daniel put a ring on it, and now we are planning a wedding!
Lucky for me, Lauren found me on the net, and we have been chatting for almost what feels like a year. But really about 7months or so. Because we began talking so long ago, our timing to meet was definitely over due!
Lauren introduced herself to me with a warm smile and hug as she got out of their Jeep. I could tell automatically that we were going to get along when she embraced me like a friend who I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. And what makes this gal even cooler is her love for the sea and that she has a whale necklace. (Which if you know I am secretly obsessed with whales) And she’s a Massachusetts girl! I mean, who doesn’t love a good ole’ New England girl! As the time passed by, I noticed that both her and Daniel become more comfortable with me having a lens in their face 🙂
Lauren is a carefree easy going, giggly, smart, and kind soul. Daniel is protective, sweet, funny, and his love for Lauren is truly apparent on how he holds her hand and worried about her bare feet as she walked through seashells. He was very cute about us posing them and I loved watching them go back and forth as they told me how they met.
Lauren and Daniel actually found our first location in Oak Island. They frequent the beach a lot and had shared that they had been exploring the area to find their perfect spot for the engagement shoot. It was a dock that was on a vacant lot for what looked like would be a very big home.
Fortunately for us though, the home wasn’t built and we were allowed to go onto the dock without anyones objections. We started our session here and the golden light literally was pouring through the clouds. It was the most prettiest light for a beautiful couple. During our session I also got to meet their kids, and what cute kids they do have!! The bestest kind too, the fury kinda kids 🙂 We had the pups do some poses with us, and through the whole process Robbie and I were worried they were going to jump in the water. But, they didn’t, they held out. You could definitely tell they wanted to rush into the water though.
From the dock we headed off to the ocean side of Oak Island. And let me tell ya the weather was so windy on this side of the Island. The waves were crashing onto the shore, and you would have thought we were preparing for a hurricane. Mother nature definitely sent me a hail mary by giving me some really fun elements to produce a bunch of nice moments.
We had movement, and the most softest light, and of course you can’t forget, the icing on the cake, when the sky revealed a cotton candy palette! We even had the moon make an appearance at the end of our shoot.
I can’t say that I have a favorite because I am partial to almost all the images, but I am grateful for such thoughtful and kind clients. And I can’t forget to mention, seriously, how photogenic these two are! Their extremely comfortable around one another and their smiles, and hugs, were truly contagious. They definitely kept me and Robbie giggling and having fun as we spent time together. Their love for one another is incredibly apparent and I can’t imagine how beautiful their union will be when they tie the knot.
Cheers to filling your love story with the memories below and only growing those memories to fill many more pages and chapters of what will be your fairytale love story.