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Kelsey and Brady's engagement photos at the lake house...

I have worked with Kelsey for the past three years. I remember last year, I think it was for her birthday, she said to me “instead of a ring he gave me these cowboy boots!” The boots were so cute, but deep down I could tell she might have been hoping for that ring. The following year he proposed! Kelsey and Brady are the best kind of high school sweethearts. I mean look at that gorgeous ring! Totally worth the wait! I photographed them at Kelsey’s parents lake house in Lyman, Maine.

When Kelsey asked if I would shoot their engagement photos, I was beyond excited. I will admit, I was also secretly hoping that Betty would make an appearance at the shoot. Betty is Brady and Kelsey’s dog that they have together. She was mostly cooperative, however did decide to take a little dip in the lake right before we started, haha. During the shoot they made sure to incorporate their little doggy and the pictures show just how much a part of their lives she is.

The way Brady looks at Kelsey is like that look of soul destined love. The kind of love that gives you butterflies in your stomach and smiles on your face that make your cheeks hurt. This was evident by all of the candid photos that I was able to capture that day. These two were so much fun to photograph. Brady hilariously downed an adult beverage right before we started, to get rid of those on camera nerves and Kelsey remained her gleeful and beautiful self. The two of them truly made my job easy.

By the end of the session, Betty was the most exhausted of course, but these two jumped off the end of the dock for one final photo. This was such an incredible way to end the day, how fun and spontaneous! I wish nothing but the best for this little family. It was a joy to be able to share this special time with them and be able to capture their love in a photograph, for a lifetime to come. Congratulations Kelsey and Brady!

Cassandra McGinnity