One weekend Toby surprised Jackie with a trip to Washington, DC, where they first lived together after college. As they walked down the National Mall, Jackie stopped to take a photo of the sunset reflecting on the Capitol. When she turned around there was Toby, down on one knee, asking her to marry him!
When Jackie told me that she and Toby wanted to do their engagement session at her parents' house in Avon, Connecticut, I was pretty excited. This was a location that they loved and had personal meaning to them. What I didn't expect were the gorgeous views that we'd have at the end of their session! We ended the evening with these two cuddling up on the back deck as the sun gently set behind the clouds.
Jackie and Toby live in California but were home for a long weekend to visit family and friends, which meant I finally had the chance to meet them in person! Luckily they were able to fit in their engagement session during their busy weekend and let me tell you, these two are a blast! Jackie and Toby are both warm and welcoming. You could feel the love and connection they share after spending only a few minutes with them. They were both full of laughter and smiles during the entirety of their engagement session!
After I arrived at Jackie's parents' home, we walked down the driveway to the dock that overlooks a quaint pond on the property before making our way to the boathouse that holds the family's canoes! After snapping some romantic portraits of Jackie and Toby in front of the water, we headed back up to the house to spend the rest of our time together on the back deck which offers beautiful views of the surrounding areas.
These two are getting married at the Simsbury 1820 House in September, and we cannot wait to celebrate them!
When did you know you'd found "the one"?
Jackie: "When Toby visited me for a month while I was living in Spain nine years ago."
Toby: "When we drove the California coast together in the summer of 2010."
What's one thing you love about your partner?
Jackie: "Toby is the kindest, most patient person I know and he always knows how to make me laugh."
Toby: "Jackie makes every day better and keeps me smiling, dancing, and exploring."
Besides getting married, what is one thing you're looking forward to on your wedding day?
Jackie: "The after party."
Toby: "Having our family and friends all together."
What's one thing you're looking forward to about marriage?
Jackie: "Keeping this adventure going!"
Toby: "Sunday hikes with Jackie and our puppy, Tally."
I hope you enjoyed this Avon, Connecticut engagement session! Do you know Jackie and Toby? Show them some love by commenting below!