Meet Amanda + Ryan

11 years. That’s how long these two have been together. And if there was ever a couple that stood the test of both time and distance, it is Amanda and Ryan. Late night phone calls and a lot of frequent flyer miles later, they have finally decided to make this thing official this October and I am so, so honored to be there with them for it!

I got together with Amanda and Ryan last week at Eolia Mansion in Harkness State Memorial Park to do their engagement session on a day where thunderstorms threatened to ruin it all. But instead of storms, we had a nice cool breeze and a gorgeous sunset! And what better a location than Eolia Mansion for some stunning engagement photos??

Eolia mansion harkness memorial park engagement photosI told Amanda that when I blogged their images, she would be matching my blog perfectly with her grey shirt and mustard belt ๐Ÿ™‚ The pergola at Eolia Mansion always has the BEST light for photosThe pergola at Eolia Mansion always has the BEST light for photosEolia mansion harkness memorial park engagement photosEolia mansion harkness memorial park engagement photosEolia mansion harkness memorial park engagement photosEolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial park is always beautiful, but especially beautiful during golden hour when the warmth of the sun is shining down on itEolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial park is always beautiful, but especially beautiful during golden hour when the warmth of the sun is shining down on it. eolia mansion engagement sessionsLove those genuine smiles!shoreline ct wedding photographerseolia mansion engagement sessionsshoreline ct wedding photographersEolia mansion harkness memorial park engagement photosAmanda told me at the beginning of their shoot that they were both nervous, but I’d say they look like season pros!shoreline ct wedding photographersThese next few shots may be some of my all-time favorites ๐Ÿ™‚ harkness memorial state park engagement picturesCT wedding photographerharkness memorial state park engagement pictureseolia mansion harkness memorial park engagement photosCT wedding photographereolia mansion harkness memorial park engagement photosshoreline ct wedding photographerseolia mansion harkness memorial park engagement photosThe gardens at Eolia Mansion are always perfectly manicured, which makes for a stunning backdrop for engagement and wedding photos.The gardens at Eolia Mansion are always perfectly manicured, which makes for a stunning backdrop for engagement and wedding photos.harkness memorial state park engagement picturesshoreline ct wedding venuesOne of the things I really love about shooting engagement sessions at Eolia Mansion is the stunning architecture. Whether it’s the mansion itself, the garden statues, or the pergola…there is so much beautiful at this mansion!One of the things I really love about shooting engagement sessions at Eolia Mansion is the stunning architecture. Whether it's the mansion itself, the garden statues, or the pergola...there is so much beautiful at this mansion!shoreline ct wedding venuesharkness memorial state park engagement picturesshoreline ct wedding venues

  1. Pam

    May 30th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Shannon

    May 30th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I love all the pictures especially the black and white ones. You look so fab. Love you both!!!:)

  3. Riley

    May 30th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I like it

  4. karen

    May 30th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    these photos are just perfect!

  5. Debbie Walthall

    May 30th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Nice pics, Amanda & Ryan! You make a beautiful coupleโ€ฆ

  6. Michelle

    May 31st, 2012 at 4:42 am

    These are incredible pictures of you two! The one of you both laughing is my favorite – can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!

  7. Lauren Eguren

    May 31st, 2012 at 6:48 am

    You guys are so cute together, I can’t stand it! You both look amazing in these shots – Harkness was such a great choice for your shoot! Cannot wait for October!!!

  8. Kristin

    May 31st, 2012 at 6:53 am

    These are amazing!!! Loving the outfit Amanda (you look good too Ryan:) )

  9. Karen Renaldi

    May 31st, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Beautiful pictures!! I especially love the ones when you are both laughing and smiling! Can’t wait for the wedding!!

  10. lois

    May 31st, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I love the pictures. The eolia mansion harkness memorial park is a great backdrop for such a beautiful couple xoxox

  11. Matt

    May 31st, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Very nice photos. You guys look great. Impressed most by Ryan’s fashionable blazer!

  12. Linda Horan

    May 31st, 2012 at 9:25 am

    These pictures are adorable! I love them all and it’s hard to choose just one.

  13. Betsy

    May 31st, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Wow Amanda you are so grown up ! And so beautiful..Ryan Too !
    You both look so happy..great pics !

  14. Vanessa

    May 31st, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great Job Alicia! Amanda you look awesome can’t wait to see your wedidng photo’s in October!!!!

  15. Kate

    May 31st, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    What a stunning couple and beautiful location! Think how much more amazing the wedding shots are going to be when you’re in the dress Amanda!

  16. MJ

    May 31st, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Awesome Pictures!!!

  17. Kimberly Cardona

    May 31st, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I love them all!! What a happy and cute couple. My Favas are #7, 10, 11, 24, 28, 29

  18. Martha-Anne Noonan

    May 31st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Amazing photos Amanda and Ryan! Abdolutely love them!

  19. Diane

    June 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Beautiful pictures! I love the setting!

  20. Jen

    June 1st, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Very nice!!!!

  21. Megan Buonfiglio

    June 1st, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Amanda & Ryan…your pictures are absolutely stunning!

  22. Mandy

    June 1st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Such great photos! I want one of each ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the one’s of you both laughing and smiling…. Pure joy! XO

  23. Deb

    June 1st, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely amazing! You can tell you are very happy and in love. Wishing you the best of luck!

  24. Paul

    June 2nd, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Great pics! Ryan should’ve worn a jean jacket or Canadian tuxedo.

  25. Kris

    June 2nd, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Just love the pictures. You guys look like you are even having fun. But I hope when you rent Ryan’s tux it comes with pants so he doesn’t have to wear his jeans!!!

  26. Catie

    June 2nd, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    The pictures are beautiful! You guys look like pros!

  27. Mindy Eschen

    June 5th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Great photos!!! You look PERFECT together!!!

    I can’t wait for the wedding pictures.

  28. Ellen Sheehan

    June 5th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    The setting is as beautiful as the couple. Wonderful photos!!!!!

  29. Ellen Cercone

    July 3rd, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    These pictures are amazing! I can’t wait for the wedding! We love you guys!

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