As many couples are, Rob + Alyzza were nervous going into their session so we decided to start it off at Middle Ages Brewery to taste some local brew and break the ice! The entire session was amazing, filled with laughter, love, and amazing stories. I send couples a questionnaire before their engagement and one of the questions asks about any funny stories. I loved their response! Alyzza went out with her sister (who introduced them 🙂 ) to see Rob play at a bar. When he finished his set he noticed she had left and ran out to catch her to ask her out and she backed into him with her car! So we had to incorporate him playing in their session! The story of this coin is so beautiful. When Rob told me it at the session I knew I wanted to share it with y’all. It is a 1922 silver dollar that his grandfather carried for many years after his return from WW2. Sometime shortly after his Dad returned from Vietnam, he was given this coin and carried it in his pocket everyday since. When his Dad passed away from cancer in 2011, Rob began to carry the coin. In fear of loosing it Rob keeps it on a shelf in their home. On special occasions, life and family events that he knows his Dad would have been sure not to miss or offer advice on, he makes sure to have it in his pocket. This is surely a special occasion… The stone in Alyzza’s ring is out of Rob’s mothers ring and these photos were photographed on Rob’s fireman helmet. We finished off the session at Onondaga Park… The love between these two absolutely shines! I quickly learned how beautiful these two are inside and out and I am absolutely honored to be photographing one of the most defining moments in their lives!
Thank you for visiting. Have an awesome Memorial Day!