Meghan and Mike met a few years back at a local pub in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Connecticut. They were friends for about two years before they started dating, which created the strong foundation for the love they now share! I was so excited to photograph them for their engagement session at Saint Mary's By The Sea in Black Rock earlier this week! It's a quaint little neighborhood in Bridgeport that is home to some of my favorite little houses in the area with views of the Long Island Sound and Black Rock Harbor. Arturo and I used to enjoy walking back and forth along the pathway at Saint Mary's when we first started dating, and it brought back so many wonderful memories being here with another couple who loves the area as much as we do!
As I photographed Meghan and Mike, I could see what a wonderful match they truly are. They compliment each other's personalities so well and are so at ease when they're together! At the beginning of their session, Mike said, "You probably won't get too many photos of us with a straight face," to which I replied, "That's totally fine! The more smiles and laughter during your session, the better!!" I got just that with these two, and I couldn't be happier! In the time I spent with Meghan and Mike, I could immediately tell that they're definitely soul mates!!
Earlier this year in mid-May, Meghan and Mike traveled on vacation to Antigua together. They had decided to plan this trip because Mike had never seen or experienced the beautiful blue water of the Caribbean. As their plane began its final descent, Meghan woke Mike up from his nap insisting he take a peek out the window as they arrived, to which he responded with a look of pure amazement on his face! These two are all about adventure, so without missing a beat they dropped their bags at their hotel room and decided to do a bit of exploring. The sun began to set as Mike and Meghan took a walk up a stone staircase to the top of the bluffs which overlooked the ocean. At the peak of sunset, they arrived at a small gazebo where Mike got down on one knee and asked Meghan to marry him!! She was totally taken by surprise at the beautiful moment and setting, but of course, said yes!
This perfect pair is getting married at Tashua Knolls in July, and I can't wait to see them begin their next journey in life together! Congratulations Meghan and Mike!
When did you know you'd found "the one"?
Meghan: "We spent one of our first dates together on his deck one summer under the most amazing starry sky. I felt like we had known each other for years. We knew everything about each other without having to say anything. Everything happens for a reason and we crossed paths at the exact moment we were supposed to. There is no question in my mind that we are meant to be."
Mike: "Since the beginning, the love has always been 50/50. I realized early on that we were basically the same person and I never have to be anyone but who I am with her. I can be completely unfiltered and we're both just weird enough to be perfect together."
What's one thing you love about your partner?
Meghan: "I love how much he makes me laugh. I truly believe that if you can't laugh at yourself, you are taking life too seriously. Life is too short for that."
Mike: "Every morning when we leave for work and I give her a kiss and a hug, she always holds on like she's never going let go."
Besides getting married, what's one thing you're looking forward to on your wedding day?
Meghan: "I am looking forward to sharing such an important milestone with our families, to feeling the support of the people that matter most to us and seeing Mike in a tuxedo for the first time. He is going to look so handsome!"
Mike: "Celebrating the best day of our lives with our family and friends."
What's one thing you're looking forward to about marriage?
Meghan: "The adventures! I can't wait to share every new experience life has in store for us."
Mike: "Sharing the rest of my life with this amazing woman and waking up next to that gorgeous smile every day."
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