Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Book of Love - Chris + Danielle - Long Island Engagement

She is a librarian.
Have you ever heard of anything so cute?!
Just when I thought the world of books had met their fate with the Nooks, Kindles and Ipads -
there was Danielle who still uses the Dewy system. I literally sighed in relief.

It's the classic case of boy meets girl.  
Their beautiful beginning began among rows of books at a library where they both work.
It took him almost a year to work up his nerve to even talk to her.

I think The Monotones asked the most perplexing question ever:
'Who wrote the book of love?'
While we all may search for the answers,
we are actually in charge of our own fate with each turn of a page.
We are the authors of our story. 
Each new chapter that we write can be savored or dwelled upon.
We have a choice.

While we are all busy looking for that happy ending -- the pages in between are being written.
And it's those pages, those moments, those every day minuet minutes that are what life is made up of.

We all have a story to tell. And maybe that's why I love pictures so much. They help tell our story.
They help us reference our lives. The story may be our own, but the best ones are shared with others.
That's why I do this blog.
In a world that is filled with heart wrenching news, it's nice to hear of happiness.
People who found love and couples that make each other happy.

'Peace, love and joy' should be celebrated throughout our lives, not just on special occasions. 
Love should be lived, not just felt.

Every story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end.
And although this is how all stories unfold, I'm pretty sure Danielle and Christopher's will go on forever.

Their love story began here:

It all started with a kiss...

They were referencing something...

4 foot something to his six foot something...
I'm talking height here. ; )

This one makes my heart happy.

A little bit of symmetry...

I should have taken a picture of the heart Danielle drew.
It would have made you giggle.

Genuine smiles are my favorite...

There is a cozy little outdoor reading park called 'Inside Out' behind the Sachem library.
If you're ever in the area you should stop by to check it out! You can find out more about it here.

While we are on the subject of libraries - I have a confession to make.
I used to cut class.
But I was the dork who would cut class to read in the school library while my friends went to the beach.
*shakes head*

Being wrapped up in a story is one of my favorite things to do.
It's the main reason why I love my job.
I get to see, hear and feel the stories that are behind every single image.  

What kind of December session would this be without a Christmas tree?! So I snuck one in.
The moon made an appearance too...

Danielle and Christopher,
 I love how you both smile ear to ear when you look at each other.
It was awesome seeing where it all started for you both, and where your story continues to still be written.
I'm thrilled that I will be documenting your 'story'...hopefully with a dusting of snow around us!


Special thanks to the Knot for bringing C+D my way!


Before you go, leave your thoughts below.
20 comments = a complimentary gift for the couple!


Jen Jones said...

Danielle- I am so happy for you! Love the photos, love your genuine happiness, and love love love that you have found your happily ever after! Much love to you and Chris! XOXO - Jen Jones

Joshua Faulkner said...

Beautiful album for a beautiful couple. There is something about books and the people that read them, that make this world a better place. No matter what some of these youngsters tell you, marriage makes life worth living. Congratulations!

Joanne O. said...

So in love with this blog and your photos. You two are truly a wonderful couple, not only to be around but to watch fall in love over and over again. Congratulations to just the beginning of something beautiful!!!

CMS said...

What a fun and fabulous photo shoot! You two are adorable and it has been so fun to watch you fall in love. This is a beautiful memento of where it all started..thank you for sharing.

Bubba McNamara said...

These photos look great! Very good use of the lighting.

Kelly C said...

The beautiful pictures say a thousand words. All the love to both of you as you begin the next chapter in your life. Congratulations to you both.

The WoodArt Studio said...

Oh my goodness...these are awesome. You are beautiful and will make a beautiful bride. Chris is handsome and is a lucky guy to have such a soulful woman in his life. Blessings on you both. Debbie F

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures Danielle. Best of luck to you both. Hope you win the gift. Steve F.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to everyone for the kind words but mostly, thank you Stacey for taking such amazing shots. You actually made it look like I enjoy having my picture taken. :) the last shot with the Christmas tree and moon are my favorite. You are a photographic magician. ~Danielle

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures and the story!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures. Black and white is just a fantastic way to capture this beautiful story.

Joyce Thompson said...

These photos are adorable! Have an amazing wedding! Libraries rock!

kat said...

You look so beautiful and so happy. My heart couldn't be filled with more joy for you! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

I am crying already! It seems as though you were just born and now you are getting married--life really does go by in the blink of an eye! The photos and story are beautiful and I'm sure your wedding will be too! Love You!! Aunt Ann

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. Beautiful couple. God Bless! Love, Gram

Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures. Can't wait for the wedding. Love, Aunt Ter

Anonymous said...

The pictures are beautiful...I love the one of you standing on the books. They were worth the wait. Gayle

Diana said...

What beautiful pictures!!!! I hope when Frank and I finally take engagement photos by our photographer, they look as wonderful as yours. :-) Much love to you both.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! So happy for you both :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

Anonymous said...

Such a treat to see these gorgeous photos that capture the love that you both share. Beautiful all around :)

Anonymous said...

These photos are amazing (I especially love the one with the moon and Christmas tree). They capture the love in both of your eyes and the journey you have taken and will continue to take together. I can't wait to share your special day with the two of you. With lots of love, Kate

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics! Love the story it tells, and how much in love you are shines through! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!!

Justine said...

what a cool session! a great photographer can take any space and make it look "picture perfect." great job! all the best to the couple.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us peek at your Engagement pictures. Loved them all! Lorraine & Bob

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I am just speechless! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Love the accompanying text. I particularly like the picture taken in the aisle with you, Danielle, standing on the books. You are both so photogenic. Lovely and loving. Congratulations to you both! Carol B.

milsztof said...

I like this one