Bryan and Erica originally met during college at URI where they knew each other through a group of mutual friends. A few years after school they were reconnected through one of those mutual friends in Connecticut and began dating shortly after that. They dated for several years and then moved in to their first apartment together when Erica moved to Boston for grad school.
Bride and Groom in back of pink rose bushes at URI
Very minimalist but I love it
Practicing their “dip” shot
Bryan proposed on the top of a dune overlooking their favorite beach on Cape Cod during their annual Summer vacation. They had plans to go for a hike along the dunes but it was getting a little late so when they got to the edge Bryan told Erica to hold on and she turned around to him on one knee and holding the ring. She said yes, so then he pulled out a bottle of champagne and some glasses, they spent some time enjoying the moment, the view, and took a chance to celebrate just the two of them.
When Paul and I asked Bryan and Erica about their engagement session with us they said: “The engagement session was very helpful and made us feel much more confident with our decision to work with Nicole going into our Wedding Day. Having the opportunity to get used to working with Nicole and Paul and get to know them through the evening made us feel much more comfortable communicating about what we are looking for and make suggestions and requests. We also think that it gave her a better comfort level to give us the direction to take a good shot and gave her a better feel for our personality to take the type of photos we’d like.”
We also asked them what they learned about us during their session. They said: “During the engagement session we had a lot of fun working with Nicole and Paul. We learned that as a team they are very professional and focused but they also have a keen ability to keep the atmosphere relaxed and fun. They complement each other very well and each have a unique feel for what is and is not working.”
We ended our convo with asking them if they could provide any advice for couples looking to hire a wedding photographer. They said: “A tip that we would suggest for other couples looking to hire a wedding photographer is to take some time to talk with them and get a feel for personality. Erica was instantly comfortable with Nicole and excited to work with her so it made the process a lot more fun and relaxed. As a customer you want to make sure you have a good relationship with a vendor but it’s difficult to do that without taking some time to communicate on a personal level.”
Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC is a wife-and-husband photography team located in Providence, Rhode Island. We’ve been providing wedding and portrait photography services in and around Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Boston and more for over a decade.
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