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Beavertail Lighthouse Family Engagement: Michael + Catherine

Marriage

It was such a beautiful Saturday afternoon to capture the sweet love + family of Catherine and Michael at Beavertail Statepark, in Jamestown, RI. Michael + Catherine are blessed with 3 beautiful children + felt it was most definitely necessary to have them be apart of their engagement session! But I definitely made sure to have some alone time for just  the two of them 😉. 

Michael + Catherine have known one another since high school, but it wasn’t till Michael came to a summer party at her brother’s house in 2011, where the they really hit it off. From hours, upon hours of flirting that night, it was evident that these two were into one another. So much so that Michael turned to Catherine as he was about to leave and said…. “Whats up with your friend, does she have a boyfriend?” (haha). If you know Michael, this is definitely typical of him to make such a comical, sarcastic remark (lol). And apparently Catherine seemed to get a kick out of it, seeing how these two have been together for 7 years this upcoming fall!

They have had their fair share of ups + downs, like any couple who is growing + learning one another. Becoming more secure in their relationship, developing deeper trust, + keeping open communication has been key to get them to where they are today! It has been such an honor being personally friends with them + watching them grow together over the years. I definitely couldn’t pass up being apart of the proposal, where Michael surprised Catherine at his own Birthday celebration. It was so cute! 

They truly enjoy parenting together + seeing how each kid interacts with them differently. Their favorite memory of course involves their babies; when they took them to the Bronx Zoo + their family vacation to Disney World. One of their favorite restaurants to go together is Mt. Fuji, and they love a good dinner + movie together. 

They will be getting married in the fall of 2019  and  look forward to growing old together. They can’t wait to officially be ‘One,’ + be truly committed to overcome all of the trials + tribulations of life TOGETHER. They know it will teach them to love better, love harder and grow stronger!

 Such a beautiful fam!

Such a beautiful fam!

 These kiddos are so stinkin' adorable!!!

These kiddos are so stinkin’ adorable!!!

 She is so stinking beautiful!!

She is so stinking beautiful!!

 And this little one with her quiet confidence! Loveeee her curls!!!

And this little one with her quiet confidence! Loveeee her curls!!!

 And I mean, come on, he is just scrumptious!!! 

And I mean, come on, he is just scrumptious!!! 

 Nothing like a mama with her girls :) 

Nothing like a mama with her girls 🙂 

 Sisters! Your built in best friend for life :) 

Sisters! Your built in best friend for life 🙂 

 Daddy's boy!!

Daddy’s boy!!

 I can't!!! Look at that smile. 

I can’t!!! Look at that smile. 

 Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

 They are so adorable!!!

They are so adorable!!!

 Now it was time for mama + daddy to get their alone time! (Don't worry, we had coverage for the kiddos ;) lol)

Now it was time for mama + daddy to get their alone time! (Don’t worry, we had coverage for the kiddos 😉 lol)

 That ring!!!

That ring!!!

 So precious. 

So precious. 

 Catherine, you are stunning!!! And those EYES! 😍

Catherine, you are stunning!!! And those EYES! 😍

 You clean up well too Mike! 

You clean up well too Mike! 

 haha... I love this. He was caught checking out his lady! 

haha… I love this. He was caught checking out his lady! 

 I loved the pretty views down by the rocks + water. 

I loved the pretty views down by the rocks + water. 

 Too sweet. 

Too sweet. 

 We know they are just enjoying a moment of peace without hearing their children lol

We know they are just enjoying a moment of peace without hearing their children lol

 awe, love you guys!!!

awe, love you guys!!!

 So cute!

So cute!

 Those eyes again Catherine, stopppppp it!

Those eyes again Catherine, stopppppp it!

 Needless to say, we had some fun (which is ALWAYS  the goal)!

Needless to say, we had some fun (which is ALWAYS  the goal)!

Michael + Catherine, 

Thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of this special season in your lives! I had so much fun with you guys + absolutely adore your kiddos. They were so cute + did really well!! Y’all are so beautiful.

I pray you both continue to grow together, continuing to lean on one another through every season of life. So thankful that my own marriage has brought you guys into my life! I cannot wait to watch you both say your vows publicly to one another. Praying many blessings over you all! Jeremy + I cannot wait to see what the future holds for your family! 

Much joy,

Charity HOPE

 

P.S I have to give a special thank you to my hubby for keeping an eye on the kiddos for us while we did the second half of the session with out them. It’s because of him + Michael’s childhood friendship that made this happen. I couldn’t do what I do without you boo! 😘

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