I first met Alyssa + David in a coffee shop halfway between our two homes. We chatted for a good long while about their plans. When they mentioned that they wanted to do their engagement session at a restaurant, I felt it was oh so fitting to keep with the cute indoor settings.
Alyssa + David had planned for a primarily indoor engagement session from the get-go, so when the weather called for a boatload of rain on the day of their session (in February), we all figured it didn’t really impact the plans too much. It’s funny how things work out in the end really, as for most of our couples, that much rain on their session date would end up in having to rescheduling the whole thing to another (hopefully) drier day.
My brother played a lot of sports and since our town wasn’t big enough for multiple teams, he was pretty much always on teams with his friends. This meant that I spent summers at the baseball diamond and winters at the hockey rink. Luckily, a bunch of his friends had younger siblings for me to hang out with during the games and during out-of-town tournaments we often would watch the younger kids in the hotels.
So I have come to the realization that I talk about the weather a lot on my blog. Perhaps that is because my business often has me making small talk for the first bit of my sessions, or because it is the easiest thing to chat about when you are meeting someone for the first time and those facts mean the topic naturally makes its way onto my blog. Or perhaps it is because I get pretty lucky with weather most of the time (*knock on wood*).
When I was in high school I did a lot of extra-curriculars – like a lot. On top of being a member to a quite a few clubs, I ran a couple as well and I really did enjoy it most of the time. My high school had this really great idea of creating a group for all the presidents and leaders of the various clubs. It sounds a little silly at first, a club for all the club leaders, but it really helped all of us know what was going on so we didn’t accidentally conflict when it came to events we were each running. This group was called the Energizers (presumably because the people in it seemed to have endless energy reserves – myself excluded). Every year we would go away to a camp right as the school year started for a couple days to go over the events and whatnot of that year and we always went to the same place – Camp IAWAH. I have such fond memories of this place and the time I spent there with my friends. But to be honest, I had no idea where it was. I just got on a bus, and a little while later, we were there – it was like magic. So when Erica + Ryan requested we do their engagement session in Westport I didn’t really put two and two together.