They met through her cousin when she asked him if he knew a good guy. Paul's name was the first to come up and they have been together ever since. Their love has brought them to Baltimore and back again and ultimately to Rockafeller Center where he proposed in their hotel room. Amanda always wanted it in front of the Christmas tree, but when they were finally able to see it, there were packed like sardines with 20,000 other people. Paul decided to wait an drop down on one knee in the hotel room and he knew it was right when he saws the tree's reflection in a near by building. In Amanda's words, "it was absolutely perfect."
Paul and Amanda were an absolute dream to photograph and I am so excited to finally share these! We met them coincidentally right in Derby Square even though we had planned to meet a few streets over. Only the second time meeting, I was excited to get to know them a little better and the way their love unfolded in front of the camera was breath taking.
We started our day right in Derby Square of Salem, Massachusetts (where they both live) and Amanda and Paul often go on walks together.
They were picture perfect with the most amazing "in love" smiles.
We lucked out with some snow briefly flurrying, which is exactly what they were hoping for!
Paul can so easily make her laugh, it is beautiful.
The whole city was decked out with sentiments of Valentine's Day quickly approaching.
After a quick outfit change, we continued on finding Salem's gorgeous nooks and crannies. This town is a best kept secret of Boston. Most flock to it for Halloween only, but those that do are missing out on it's beautifully preserved cobble stone streets and historical secrets.
As I said, those perfect "in love" smiles were to die for!
Thank you Paul and Amanda, for letting me capture your love in the amazing place where you live. I hope you know your love is MAGIC and I can't wait to witness you exchange your vows in front of your large family and all of your friend's in January!
Hair and Makeup: Amber at Rouge Cosmetics, Salem, MA