ENGAGEMENT | Sakonnet Vineyard Engagement Session with Ted and Kelly

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Collage from Ted & Kelly’s vineyard session

Believe it or not, this was our first time at Sakonnet Vineyard! {Strange, we know!} Kelly and Ted selected Sakonnet Vineyard as their engagement session location since that is where Ted proposed. Kelly was at the vineyard with a friend doing a wine tasting. After the tasting, they sat outside to enjoy snack when Kelly noticed a Yorkie in the distance. She told her friend it looked like her dog, Ollie, but was only joking because he was so far away. kelly looked up again and noticed the Yorkie was charging at her and that he had a tuxedo on! She realized it was her dog, Ollie, and turned around to find Ted on his knee asking her to marry him!

Ted and Kelly first met through GTECH Softball. Ted had interned at GTECH in the past and was still playing on the softball team even though he no longer worked there. Kelly was interning for one of his best friends and on her first day of work got invited to a game because he found out she played college softball. She met Ted and then “the rest is history!” she says.

Where was their first date?
We had a few casual dates, but our first real dinner date was Al Forno in Providence, RI.

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When asked what advice they could give engaged couples looking to hire a wedding photographer:
Look for someone who makes you feel comfortable and definitely get two photographers.

Engagement sessions are not only a great time for us to get to know our clients but for our clients to get to know us. Kelly and Ted said they learned that we enjoy Sakonnet’s Rhode Island Red as much as they do!

Engagement sessions are also a time for us to learn what our clients like and don’t like photographically. After their session, Kelly said they learned that they would not have to worry about anything and that’s we would direct them and let them know what looked best.

Their favorite photo from their session so far:

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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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