They had the same circle of friends for years. Friends who all attended the same east coast college. Went to the same parties. Walked the same campus, and studied in the same classrooms. But it wasn’t even on campus that Christine and Mike finally sparked a conversation; rather, the meeting of fate took place at a friend’s apartment. But still, that wasn’t the moment that their lives forever intertwined. They continued to roam the same campus, circle the same parties, and interact within their shared tribe before the romance between them heightened to the level of serious. It took another two years, their senior year in college, for Christine and Mike to really start to see each other exclusively. Which, for them, was perfect timing… because even though their lives circled one another’s for four years… their entire time at Northeastern University was simply preparing them educationally and emotionally for the life they were about to embark upon. Together.
Mike proposed to Christine the day after Christmas. In every magical way possible. They were in Canada for the holiday with Christine’s family. And for Christine to have her family around is evvverything to her since she lives so far away from them. Under the ruse of walking out onto a secluded frozen lake to “check the ice for a pickup hockey game later in the day” —wink wink — Mike got down on one knee with nothing but seclusion, magic, and snowflakes in the air. He asked Christine to spend the rest of her life with him, as her husband… and she eagerly accepted.
As I have mentioned several times in the past, a huge chunk of my couples come from out of state. So there are always nerves when I go into an engagement shoot when I have yet to meet the couple. But Christine and Mike were so so so much fun. They laughed at one another, and with one another, almost the entire shoot… and it made my job as easy as Boston Cream pie. Did you like that Boston reference? ;)
Your Beauty Call was able to fulfill Christine’s request for a natural look to her hair and makeup flawlessly, and I can not wait to see their gorgeous work again on her wedding day!!