ENGAGEMENT | Newport Engagement Session with Brandon and Kelly

We first spoke with Brandon and Kelly when they contacted us about their wedding in February. Due to schedules, they decided to book us as their wedding photographers over the phone. So we were super excited to meet them in person finally for their engagement session in Newport last weekend.

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The weather was perfect and we got a great mix of locations (nautical beach and urban graffiti). Utilizing our fine art background, we love incorporating architecture into our engagement and wedding photos. We love engagement sessions because it is a great way for our couples to get to know us and for us to get to know our couples. Plus we get to hear how they met, how they got engaged and what they like and don’t like. Super important for the wedding day.

Q: How did the two of you meet?
A: Brandon and I met the last few weeks of our senior year at Bentley University after narrowly missing each other for four years! We met one night at the local bar and that was that! Here we are, five years later!


Q: What do you like about working with Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC so far?
A: We love how fun and easy going you both are. We definable feel like you are giving us guidance to get an amazing picture but still letting us be ourselves.

Q: What did you learn on your engagement session that will help you on the wedding day?
A: After doing this, I feel like it is SO important to do engagement photos. We aren’t very “picture” people and don’t take many photos together, so it was great to have this experience. I think we definitely learned areas we need to work on (I squint!) and how we can compliment each other. Also, it gave us a lot of confidence in our photographers – you guys will make sure we get the best shots!


Q: What made you realize that you wanted to hire us as your wedding photographers?
A: I knew as soon as Nicole and I spoke. I felt like we had similar personalities and there was a great connection, as weird as that sounds! Also, we have a pretty large wedding party so we needed a duo of photographers that could herd the cats!


Q: The best part about wedding planning is… ?
A: I think really planning how we are going to celebrate our lives together with friends and family. There is no one particular thing, we just can’t wait to enjoy this day with everyone we love.

Brandon and Kelly are planning their wedding for May 2016 at Harbor Lights in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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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