Follow up to my post in February about photographing my bff Serena being proposed to... :)
I had the second honor and privilege of now doing their engagement photoshoot! I have veered away from photography clients, instead focusing on my portrait illustrations, but I obviously could not say no to this 😍 Serena was my "roommate" in college (she never actually lived with us; she was friends with 2 of my actual roommates and was over 24/7 as our "adoptive roommate"), has stayed at my house during her commutes across the state to + from school (furthering the "adoptive roommate" title), and is one of the most wonderful, hard-working, whole-hearted, kindest people I know. At some point I finally met Bryan (and us scouting places for his proposal was the most time we'd ever spent together) and the two of them just work so beautifully together.
Serena, her mom, and I (and her dogs) went to scope out the place a few weeks prior to make sure we'd know exactly where we'd be going. She chose the Barkhamsted Saville Dam which is so ironic because I have driven by this beautiful spot countless times in my 24 years, going to my aunt's house, and have always loved it - but we've never once stopped. So I was excited just to finally be walking along the sidewalk. Serena also found Enders State Forest, only 10 minutes down the road. It was a beautiful day and the dogs (Athena + Apollo, btw) loved it! ;)