Nov 18, 2011 | Engagements

I met Stephen and Sam at Kat and Alex’s Rhode Island wedding back in June.  I’d spotted this ridiculously cute gay couple during the early part of the reception, and was super disappointed to see that they were wearing what I thought were wedding bands.  I don’t usually approach guests at weddings without good reason, but something made me want to say hi, so I went up to them and commented on the fact that they must be married already and how sad I was not to have had the opportunity to talk with them about being their wedding photographer … well, it turns out that they were recently engaged and had just started the planning process – they would be getting married in NH in March 2012, and they were definitely interested in talking some more!  🙂

We met up via video chat a few weeks later, and I totally fell for them.  They are smart, funny and super cute – and totally in love with each other.  I was so excited when they told me that they couldn’t imagine having anyone else as their photographer!  Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago … we decided to take their engagement photos in Rhode Island, where they both live and work.  We started out at The Stable, the bar where Sam works part-time while studying for his nursing degree:

These guys needed almost no prompting during the session – and it was fun standing back and just photographing them interacting naturally.

After a glass of wine, we headed over to the river. I loved this blue wall:

Something a little different:

This was a great spot too – you can’t beat archways for pretty light and nice framing!

For the second part of the session, we headed over to Greenvale Vineyards where the guys had their second date. What a spot!

This is their adorable baby – sorry – doggy Winston:

The light was insane that afternoon, but we worked it. 🙂

Thank you both for a super fun afternoon, and for not totally freaking out when this crazy Brit started drooling all over you at your friends’ wedding. 😉 I can’t wait for your wedding this winter!


  1. OH my god I love them too! They are adorable and clearly so in love!!! :)Can’t wait to see their wedding pictures next year!

  2. Thanks everyone. Tracy, I can’t wait to photograph it!!!!

  3. Pure awesome, Kate! Rockin it like no one business x

  4. Pictures are just wonderful. Makes me want to get married. Great to see Lucille. Joy always accompanies her.

    Ann Davies


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