Summer Engagement Session | Erin & Chris

I have known Erin for quite a few years and I'm so happy to be able to photograph her upcoming wedding next May.  I include engagement sessions with each of my Wedding Collections, which brings us to this blog post!  I have a lot of couples who question whether they need the engagement session, but I must say it is absolutely the best way to get comfortable in front of the camera and for me to work with you on any posing we might do, so that it feels natural and the exact opposite of posed!  Erin chose a summer engagement session on and around my property in Stillwater, which I absolutely love shooting at, and is always available for all of my sessions!  Summer is one of my favorite seasons to shoot, when everything is green beautiful.  Shooting film more and more recently has given me a greater appreciation for the gorgeous greens that film produces, so I'm a sucker for a field on a warm summer day!  Since none of this actually has to do with Erin and Chris (who seem to be naturally photogenic and easy to photograph, making my job fairly simple), I suppose I should tell you about their engagement! Erin & Chris met at The Berwick Brewery which is a great little spot with hands down the best artisan pizzas around.  Chris actually popped the question there as well!  Or dropped the ring out of his pocket in the parking lot and Erin grabbed it.  Either way, Erin said yes and the rest is history!  We talked about everything from building a house to 'rolling with it' when it comes to raising kids, so I have high hopes for this marriage and any future babies that might happen down the road.  :-)  Congratulations Erin & Chris - I'm so looking forward to your big day next May!

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Nicole DuMond is a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania, serving primarily Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

Cassie & Todd | Engagement Session

I got to spend some time with Cassie & Todd this month as a little 'trial run' before their wedding which is also this month!  We basically talked and walked around a few spots near my property to get them warmed up to the idea of having a camera in their face on their wedding day.  The bonus for me was the little fur ball they brought with them! Cassie Todd 24

How they met...

'Todd and I have known each other since we were little ones. He is two years older than me and our best friends growing up are brother and sister. We reconnected the summer after my junior year of college and have been together ever since."

The Proposal...

"He took me on a hike on my parents' property last January. He stopped me at a spot with a beautiful view and started saying sentimental things and finally got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! He then told me to look to the side and he had motion-sensored hunting cameras set up on trees that captured the whole proposal while still allowing us to have that special moment to ourselves with no spectators."

Congratulations Cassie & Todd... I can't wait to capture your amazing day later this month!

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Nicole DuMond is a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania.  Nicole offers portrait sessions on her family’s 9 acre homestead as well as on location sessions in Columbia, Luzerne, Sullivan, Lycoming, Montour, and Northumberland counties.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

View weddings by Nicole DuMond: http://www.nicoledumondphotography.com/category/weddings/

Brooke & Cody | Andreas Engagement Session

andreas-engagement-session Brooke & Cody are one of my 2017 Couples!  I shot their engagement session on Brooke's parents property in Andreas, PA which is near their wedding at Sands Springs Country Club in Drums next April!  They set up an appointment with me while wedding planning since I had shot one of Cody's friends wedding a few years ago, and I'm so thrilled to get to work with them next Spring.

Brooke & Cody are a genuinely easygoing and kind couple... what more can I ask for?  Seriously, Brooke & her family let me wash my feet off in their home before I headed home, so I wouldn't get poison ivy (we weren't quite sure if we had trekked through some during the session)!

We shot on a stormy day and I was seriously worried we wouldn't get this session in!  The weather ended up holding out until literally the minute we were wrapping things up and it went on to rain for the next 24 hours (and rain hard)!  Luckily, the daisies growing on the property provided a nice ray of sunshine on a cloudy day (I was loving them!).  Congratulations Brooke & Cody, I can't wait for your wedding next year!

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Nicole DuMond is a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania.  Nicole offers portrait sessions on her family’s 9 acre homestead as well as on location sessions in Columbia, Luzerne, Sullivan, Lycoming, Montour, and Northumberland counties.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

View weddings by Nicole DuMond: http://www.nicoledumondphotography.com/category/weddings/

Heather & Brian | Rural Summer Engagement Session

Heather and Brian are a beautiful couple who have actually known each other for years, but have only been together for about a year and a half and engaged since October.  They've had a whirlwind relationship and a perfectly casual engagement session at home where Brian popped the question by asking for chapstick!

"Brian was already behind me on one knee.....everything went silent and it felt like everything was in slow motion.  I do remember him saying my full name and me saying yes! I am still in shock over it but so happy and blessed to have met such an amazing man!"

Heather requested a location for their engagement session that would complement her wedding venue, The Barn at Boone's Dam in Bloomsburg, PA.  This rural summer engagement session took place in Stillwater and Benton, PA, where we have rolling hills and fields as far as the eye can see!  It was the perfect location to get that country chic look.  My favorite part of the session was Brian asking if he could get down on one knee at the end of our session at sunset.  Of course you can!

Congratulations Heather & Brian... I cannot wait to see you in on your wedding day in July!

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Nicole DuMond is a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania.  Nicole offers portrait sessions on her family’s 9 acre homestead as well as on location sessions in Columbia, Luzerne, Sullivan, Lycoming, Montour, and Northumberland counties.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

View weddings by Nicole DuMond: http://www.nicoledumondphotography.com/category/weddings/