When a couple can break into smiles (or joyous laughter) by just looking at one another, you know they’ve got ‘the real thing’ going on! And that’s Alannah and Gabriel to a ‘T’! It’s clear that these two enjoy nothing more than being in each other’s company. They have a natural, enthusiasm that is an absolute delight to behold…especially Alannah! She is so sweet and she has the best giggle! I’m still grinning, thinking about the time we spent together during their recent engagement session in Hillsborough.
The location Alannah and Gabriel selected is pretty incredible. If you’re unfamiliar with Ayr Mount, I encourage you to take a look at the website. This beautiful 1815 home is part of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, which aims to celebrate historic houses and their grounds. On the day of our shoot, the fall colors were just beginning to pop, and the light was divine! I loved getting to spend time with good people at such an important and picturesque site!
Alannah and Gabriel told me that they got engaged in New Orleans this summer. Ooh la la! Gabriel is from Louisiana, and he wanted to show Alannah where he grew up; he proposed the first night they were there, just the two of them. I love it when couples find ways to honor their pasts, even as they take big steps forward together. Life can get crazy sometimes…but when you’re able to share who you are and where you came from with someone else, that craziness is somehow lessened. I’m so happy for these two sweet and thoughtful individuals and thrilled about their October, 2016 wedding. Please enjoy these photos of a truly special husband and wife to be.