Jenn | Phil :: What a Wonderful Dream, To Fall So In Love :: South Boston, MA

On September 11th my friend's and I walked/ran the Ovarian Cancer Walk in South Boston. I was introduced to this event through my boyfriend and we have participated every year since. This year I was encouraged to donate a photo shoot to the raffle and so I jumped at the chance. I'll be honest... I stalked the drawing of the winner's name. The name that was called was also Jenn. That in and of itself reassured me that we'd have a good time when they contacted me to schedule the shoot. Yah, I know, that doesn't mean anything but... what can I say...

I was pleasantly surprised that Phil contacted me very quickly after the walk to schedule an engagement shoot with he and his fiance Jenn. Score... people in love!

I convinced them to meet up bright and early on Sunday morning and, don't you know it, I think we got the most perfect weather I could have ever dreamed of. The one thing that surprised me though was when I met Phil and Jenn by their car I realized my stalking had steered me wrong... this was not the woman I saw accept the raffle prize... turns out Jenn's mom put her name on the ticket and claimed it for them... ha ha ha... I love how mom's get sneaky like that and do that kind of thing...

Now onto the shoot. Check out the sunrise we witnessed that morning... this might actually encourage me to get up early more often... although I don't really know about that.

Now, Meet Jenn & Phil...

We decided to meet in South Boston, at the same location as the Cancer Walk. Funny thing, during the walk I was hoping that some time soon I'd be able to photograph a portrait session at this location.

There are just so many different environments in a small area and you feel like you're in a totally different world.

How cute are these two?

We wandered around for about two hours and caught the attention of some of the regulars at the park... ha ha ha...

Phil had been charming me all morning with his English accent but he had pulled off being local up until I requested the prom pose. That is when Jenn stole the show and we had a good laugh...

Ask these two... we waited a long time for the guy with the cat on a leash to leave this area... so once we had it we got photos from every angle. The brick, railings and arches were so cool.

Back to the beach and Jenn & Phil were totally getting into the photo shoot...

The sun was definitely challenging to look into but why not compromise with a smooch... works for me...

Lovin' the sun flare in this photo...

Careful guys, I don't want anyone getting hurt. But everyone gets a turn...

After all the hard work... it was time to quietly reflect...

And one last look before the day was done. We wandered back to their place for a classic shot on the front steps... so so cool.

Congratulations on your engagement Jenn & Phil and thank you so much for your support and donation to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Best wishes for all your wedding planning!

For more information about the NOOC and their events check out their schedule.