This past Sunday was amazing. Not in the, “I did something new and really cool” sort of way, but in the sense that the entire day was enjoyable. From waking up at 5:30am, which was slightly challenging, to the point I got home at 10pm and my head hit the pillow.
What was supposed to be a sibling’s weekend in Quebec, Canada, had morphed into a night in Maine with me and then changed once more to me driving to CT for the day on Sunday. While the drive to Connecticut is only 6-7 hours round trip depending on traffic, I have not fully recovered from driving cross-country by myself back in August (for the third time!) and the thought of driving down for the day seemed a little daunting but that was when something amazing happened.
Saturday night my boyfriend offered to go with me to keep me company. I was slightly shocked as it’s a verily new relationship, but mostly because he was very sincere about it.
Sunday morning, after stopping to get the most incredible cinnamon roll from Cere’s Bakery in Portsmouth, NH (a must if you are visiting the area) and a latte from Breaking New Grounds around the corner we were off. We arrived in CT in what seemed like record time due to no traffic and my lead foot that morning.
We didn’t really have much of a plan for the day other than I was going to take some pictures of my sister and Ian for their engagement photos. What I love about my brother, RJ, and my sister, Lexy, along with there significant others is they all just go with the flow. We all get along very well and can work together as a team to get something accomplished.
The mission for the day we decided was to get some good photos of Lexy and Ian. That’s were Karyn, RJ’s girlfriend, stepped in and helped Lexy and Ian with their wardrobe choices as well as doing an amazing job on Lexy’s make up. I scoped out a few places near the house to take some pictures and then we were all outside, laughing, supporting and offering input to help capture the love between Lexy and Ian.
Taking their pictures has to be one of the most fun things I’ve done in a long time. We easily spent a few hours between 5-6 different locations and even a quick wardrobe change. It made me inspired to want to take more pictures; to capture people and their special moments.
After taking pictures, it was off to lunch and then visiting my mom and her husband, Joe. I brought my laptop so they could see the photos we spent the morning taking and we enjoyed some dessert and coffee while all carrying on a few different conversations about the drive down, Lexy and Ian’s wedding plans, Karyn’s upcoming birthday and how it was going to start snowing soon, so Nate and I should start our drive back soon.
With the sun setting and the snow just starting to come down, Nate and I headed home. I couldn’t have planned a more perfect day if I had tried. Nate and my family got along great, I had rediscovered my love for photography and my sister got some engagement photos she was really happy with!