I loved this couple so much! Michelle & Nick booked their session with me in June 2022 for their September 2022 Wedding and we didn’t have much time to plan. And we actually had to reschedule their engagement session once due to bad weather. We finally got the chance to shoot at the end of July at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
I learned they live close by and that’s where they got engaged on Christmas Day in 2021. Michelle and Nick are both essential workers – Michelle is a nurse and Nick is a fire fighter. They both were able to have Christmas Day off in 2021, which is rare for their occupations. They were so excited to finally have the day off together to celebrate with their families.
Unfortunately, because of COVID, they weren’t able to celebrate with their loved ones. Instead, they celebrated together, just the two of them. Michelle told me that they were both sad about not being able to spend time with family. The silver lining was the walk they took to the Charlestown Navy Yard where Nick proposed to her that day. Michelle and Nick initially met at a mutual friend’s wedding and then later on reconnected. As they say, the rest is history!
On a side note, when they told me they wanted their engagement session at the Navy Yard, I was a bit nervous. Me being the country bumpkin that I am, this was very much out of my comfort zone. Initially we talked about doing the shoot on the South Shore in Scituate. But since I like to push myself out of my comfort zone, I said yes to shooting at the Navy Yard! I am so glad I did because we all loved it!
I met Michelle and Nick for the first time the day of the session. To say I loved working with them would be an understatement. They were so cute together and so natural. I was thrilled to have the session in a place that was so meaningful to them. We had so much fun and I left the session beaming because I just loved them so much. And it felt good to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I even got some amazing photos of them.