Nicole & Ian Skaneateles, NY Engagement | Syracuse Wedding Photographer

"He always has opened doors for me and I think always will." These two are so sweet they make my teeth hurt! Excited about her recent engagement to Ian, Nicole reached out to me a few weeks ago to plan their photos. She decided on the charming town of Skaneateles, which made for the perfect winter setting by the lake. We started the session on the shoreline before moving to the pier - which we totally did not hop the chain to reach!

I'm still swooning over how perfect they look! The love between them is so evident in every image I took. I asked Nicole what she loves about Ian and she said, "the kindness of his heart and his drive to make this world a better place." Ian's answer to what he loves about her was the affection Nicole gives, to even the strangers in the street and how much she cares for others. And I have to say, though our encounter was brief I could tell those statements were absolutely true.

A quick outfit change for Ian and we dove right back into the session. How snazzy is this sport coat?! I love when my clients are fashionable!

Their proposal story is a fun one! To quote Nicole, "We were going to St. Thomas and as we were going through security. I got pulled aside and they said they needed to search my bag, and that I needed to follow them into the inspection room. While we were in there he got down on one knee! One of the security guards was taping it, Ian planned the whole thing! I was so scared!"

Second Shooter: Becca Howland

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