Engagement Session Possner Pines Middle Island NY
Julia and Kevin’s Engagement Session Possner Pines was absolutely more than what I could have wanted for a session in the snow. Yea, the drive was 2 hours long, but it was well worth it. This location is killer and such a hidden gem. You will miss it if you are not looking for it. This preserve is right off the main road, and the entrance is SO small that if you aren’t looking for it, you will pass it by. Engagement Session Possner Pines
I met Julia and Kevin back in December of 2020 through a free engagement session. We were eager to work together, and we planned for 2 engagement sessions! One in the winter and then one in the summer. This winter has been horrible with the weather, so we had to reschedule 5 times, but it was worth waiting for this session. Engagement Session Possner Pines
Possner Pines is a location that you see all over Pinterest and Instagram but can never find where it is; well, I am glad that we found this hidden gem. Julia is the one who found this location, and I am so glad that she did. This is a location that works best for Winter and Fall shoots. The snow on the ground adds a beautiful bounce light to their faces and ties together the session’s winter feel. Engagement Session Possner Pines
Julia and Kevin had their adorable Shitzus with them. So, of course, we had to make sure they were the stars of the show. They were not too happy about their sweaters, but they were so cute. I love when couples include their pups in their engagement sessions. If you’re looking for more tips for including puppies in your sessions, check out our blog about how to include your furry friends in your session!
Sometimes we have sessions where the sunlight peers through the trees at the right angle. Let me tell you, the rim light that the sun created behind was perfect and appeared dream-like. Shooting in mid-day tends to present challenges with harsh shadowing but the diffusion from the clouds and the trees blocking some of the sunlight made for beautiful pockets of shade. Engagement Session Possner Pines
Shannon found a Tee-Pee structure that was super cool, and I loved it so much! We were able to go inside and take some really cool images! The leading lines that the logs added to the photo draw your eye to the top of the image, and it is really cool!
This session was a great way to finish off the February sessions. I am so honored to work with wonderful couples like Julia and Kevin. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your love story and doing some serious damage together.
Julia and Kevin are tying the knot in July 2022 at Prime at Harbor Club in Long Island, NY.
A LITTLE Q&A FOR THE BRIDE & GROOM
HOW DID YOU MEET?!
“We met in college at a bar called Dizzys in Hempstead. I went to Hofstra, and my fiance Kevin went to John Jay. We met on 12/17/2014. I was standing with my friend at a bar, and Kevin said he spotted my friend and me with one guy, and he knew he wanted to meet me, so he came over to me and said: “let’s get a drink.” From then on, it was history.” Engagement Session Possner Pines
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST DATE!
“We went to a movie theatre in Great Neck called The Squire. We saw a horrible horror movie called Deliver us, Devil. I fell asleep, lol, but Kevin watched the movie. After the movie, we went to my car, and he asked me to be his girlfriend!”
HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?!
“We fell in love and knew we were in love when we were hanging a lot, and we met each other families, and we knew we were the one for each other.”
HOW DID HE PROPOSE?!
“So long story. The pandemic screwed everything up. He proposed to me in Montauk on the beach by the lighthouse on a Thursday. But it was supposed to be Friday on the beach then our families were going to meet us at a fancy restaurant to celebrate.
“Still, it was forecasted to be thunderstorms, so I did it the day before, and we celebrated in the Hamptons at my house.” Engagement Session Possner Pines
“My plan before covid was supposed to be on nye by the ball drop bc I’m a police officer, so I was going to have her come up on stage and ask her to marry me. My other plan was in Ireland or Florida. There were a lot of plans”
“We got engaged at Montauk Lighthouse in August 2020.” Engagement Session Possner Pines
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?!
“We are most excited about having fun, enjoying everyone’s company, and of course being husband and wife! We cannot wait to see each other on our special day.”
YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE; WHAT IS THE TITLE?!
“The Story of Us”
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS
“Energetic, Outgoing, Exciting, Adventurous, Caring”
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?!
“We both emphasize on being honest and straightforward with each other as well as being able to figure anything out together.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT EACH OTHER?!
Kevin: “I love her energy and how she never sits still. Always has to be doing something no matter what hour of the day/night it is.”
Julia: “My favorite thing about him is that he is so driven in life and driven for our future that it is super admirable.”
HOW HAVE YOU GROWN AS A COUPLE SINCE YOU STARTED DATING?!
“Since we have dated, we have constantly pushed each other to do more, way more than I would have accomplished on my own. We have grown as a couple because we constantly work on ourselves as a couple, and we have grown so much together.”
FAVORITE QUIRK ABOUT EACH OTHER?!
Kevin: “Her outgoing attitude, not afraid to say anything, do anything, or talk to anyone she meets.”
Julia: “My fav quirk about him is how much he cares about me and how he always helps me.”
IF YOU COULD SPEND 24 HOURS WITH YOUR PARTNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?!
“Watching movies and baking goods.”
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST LOVED BY YOUR PARTNER?!
Kevin: “When I come home from work and when she always cooks for me and sends me with dinner for work every day.”
Julia: “When he sends me surprise dates and gifts.”
IF YOU COULD BE INSANELY TALENTED AT ONE THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?!
“I really don’t know.”
FIRST IMPRESSION OF EACH OTHER
Kevin: “She is constantly on the move, and I love her energy.”
Julia: “He is always so kind and always protective of me.”
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?!
“Sex on the beach.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDIES AND CHOCOLATES?!
“Reeses and Sour Patches”
Ring- NYC diamond district custom made.