Cara + Dave | Engaged!October 14, 2011
Where do I start??? Lots to say for this post, but Dave is getting on a boat… so I also want to be quick so that he can see the post!!!
So here it goes….. about 6 or 7 years ago I was teaching Kindergarten in the Baltimore City Public School System…..and I was sharing something at the faculty meeting…and was crying (b/c I thought I could change the world) Â b/c I just wanted to help those kiddos….
And, there was another new girl at my school…. who just happened to be named Meaghan….spelled exactly the same way I spell my name. Â She was the first person I met that spelled it the same…. and then it just so happened that she also went to Penn State! So fun! And from there…we talked… and talked…and talked…. and she has turned out to be one of my greatest friends…. Â She was in my wedding….we went to the Orange Bowl together…. a Cali road trip from San Diego to San Francisco…. then we both got pregnant… had babies…and our little girls play together, and we share mommy advice….and on and on and on…. and I really couldn’t be more grateful for her and her friendship.
So you probably wonder where Dave and Cara come in, yes?
Meg is married to Steve, who is just as amazing, and is a huge part of a lot of my memories with Meg. I just love them and their little girls. They are like family to me. Here is a little post on them: http://meaghanelliott.com/wordpress/2010/06/29/lorelais-first-birthday/
They are from Pittsburgh, Pa… about 20 minutes from our new house here…. (and I so hope her cute little family moves back!)
Steve’s twin is Dave, and so I was so honored and excited when Dave and Cara booked me as their photographer! I had the opportunity to spend time with Dave here and there as he was in town…. and then last fall we all (Cara included) went to the Penn State game at Fed Ex Field, and had such a great time together. Dave and Cara are super fun and sweet and energetic, and I had such a great time with them at their session! Â I loved spending time with them and getting to know them, and b/c Meg and Steve are such a huge part of my life, I know that I will get to spend more time with them in the future, long past the wedding….
We did the engagement session in Georgetown…. Dave and Cara had done some hunting for some fun places and found this gem!!!
While driving down it was raining and pretty dreary… but as soon as we started shooting the weather was perfect! A little chilly….all the more reason to be cuddly!
This might be my favorite of the day.
Cara and Dave wanted a city session, b/c Cara loves the city! So we just ventured around and found some great places. They are actually getting married in Pittsburgh this coming New Year’s Eve, so they are officially my first Pittsburgh wedding! They are getting married at Heinz Chapel and their reception is at the Station Square Sheraton. So excited!
We stopped for some warm beverages….and a sweet snack. Dave ate his doughnuts before we could even use them for a fun photo. Very similar to something his twin Steve would do….. Â :)
A sweet dance in the street….
We headed over the the monuments b/c Dave proposed at the Lincoln Memorial….