ENGAGEMENT | Private Residence Engagement Session

Meet Javi and Jackie. while Jackie was studying aboard in Spain. They are currently planning their wedding for December 3rd of this year at the Providence Biltmore. You can learn more about them by reading their interview below and see some of their favorites from the session.

Q: How did the two of you meet?
A: We met on-line {Tinder} and immediately connected because Javi is from Spain and I studied abroad there. We chatted for about 3 weeks non-stop in Spanish and English.

black and white engagement photo with small white dog
Jackie & Javi with their Dog at her parents home in Smithfield RI

Q: Where was your first date?
A: We first met up when we happened to both be visiting friends in New York, but our first official date was dinner at a restaurant on Beacon Hill in Boston.

Q: Why did you select the location that you did for your engagement session?
A: We chose to have our photos taken at my parents lake house because we love spending time there during the summer BBQing with friends and jet skiing. We also felt comfortable in a familiar environment and we were able to take a few photos with our dog.

Q: Did you have any concerns prior to your engagement session?
A: We were concerned about feeling awkward posing and having awkward smiles.

Q: What did you learn from your session that will be helping during your wedding photos?
A: To relax and have fun. It helped having some direction and taking lots of pictures in different poses and places.

Q: What did you learn about Paul and I?
A: We learned you are easygoing and good at working with people who aren’t crazy about photos and hyperactive dogs!

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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