Path of Life Garden | Engagement Session

October 20, 2018

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Engagement Session at the Path of Life Garden

I’m all about “doing you”  and owning your own “weird”.   And I’m absolutely in love with couples who live by that same philosophy.    As we go through this journey of life. . . we learn so many lessons.   And with each passing day- I’m learning to embrace my own weirdness and to just “be”.   If we can just learn to trust and live by faith… we can enjoy our time here.  And I mean really enjoy it.

There’s nothing more beautiful than being around people who also do just that.   We all have our own quirks.  We all have our own insecurities and inner demons.   But we also each have our own qualities that make shine. With each passing day- we learn lessons that are molding us into the beautiful souls that we are.   Imperfections and all.

Path of Life Garden

“The Path of Life Garden is a landscape shaped by a revelation of the human spirit and inspired by our relationship with the natural world. Visitors travel through 18 works of art illustrating elements that constitute human life.”  ~http://www.pathoflifegarden.com/.      And this is one of Steph and Heath’s favorite spots.   So they chose this for their engagement session.

Path of Life Garden in Windsor VT. Path of Life Garden in Windsor VT.

Steph and Heath

These two, are so totally down to earth people who are real AND fun.  Steph definitely has her own quirks that makes her all that more beautiful.   From her love of purple to her open admittance of loving to be the center of attention… she is one who I fell in love with immediately.   And Heath…. well he too is open, real and funny.   So you can imagine the duo together…. they are a hoot!!     From every conversation that we’ve had-  I leave with sore cheeks.  (Oh, because you know… excessive smiling causes those classic sore cheeks. ha)

They chose to have their engagement session at the Path of Life Garden in Windsor Vt.   A venue that I haven’t been before- but it really spoke to who they are.   Both as individuals and as a couple.   I absolutely loved their sarcastic sense of humor and their incredible ways to make each other laugh.   As I was editing their images… I couldn’t help but smile.   The images we made are real, natural and authentic to who they are as a couple.

The romantic part of engagement sessions are not the ‘pretty pictures” that are made.  But rather it’s the knowing that we made images that are reflective of the authentic nature of each couple.   The silly smiles… the flirty glances… the sarcastic (yet loving) comments.   They are all a part of the story.   And they are all beautiful.White gold engagement ring with blue stone surrounded by two diamonds. Man and Woman laugh and hug each other while at an engagement session at the Path of Life Garden. Woman and man hug and hold each other during their Engagement session at the Path of Life Garden in Vt. Woman with Pink hair walks with her boyfriend holding hands while at the Path of Life garden in VT.

We met on Myspace! We talked for 8 months before we met in person!

Honestly, I don’t remember what our first date was, but I DO remember him showing up with a box of long-stemmed roses. Nobody had ever done that for me before. He was definitely charming!Tree of Wisdom at the Path of Life Garden in Windsor VT. Engaged couple sit on the rock wall at the Path of Life Garden in VT. during their engagement photo session with K. Lenox. Tree of Wisdom at the Path of Life Garden in Windsor VT- with an engaged couple walking hand in hand. Man wearing a grey sweatshirt and a woman wearing a purple sweater pose for a photo at the Path of life Garden in VT.

We love to vacation in Maine, by the coast. Marginal Way (in Ogunquit) is a beautiful walk along the coast with benches here and there to enjoy the view, and we make sure to walk here every time we visit. One day we were sitting on one of the benches and Heath pretended to be picking something up off the ground and instead got down on one knee and proposed! It was the perfect setting!

Heath has a reef aquarium that I’m sure he’d love to go on and on…and on about. 🙂 I am a Doula, which I’m not sure is a hobby, but it is a very important part of my life. Helping a mother bring her child into the world is a feeling that cannot be described. It brings me to tears every single time! We also love anything that involves our dogs, Opie and Preston. I keep saying that after the kids move out we’re going to foster dogs, but in reality I’ll probably end up adopting them all. 🙂Man and Woman giggle and laugh at the bank of a river in VT. during their engagement session. candid and natural Black and White photo of a man and woman laughing. Light and Airy photo of an engaged couple near the river in Windsor VT. Man and Woman laugh holding hand while standing near a river bank at the Path of Life Garden in VT. Candid photo of a man and woman standing near a river bank in VT.

I don’t understand why dirty socks can make it right next to the hamper, but not IN the hamper!!

The wedding planning is going quite well. The big decisions have been made, vendors are locked in… the devil is in the details though! It’s hard not to get hung up on the little things. I’m sure there will be lots of moss, fairy lights, and PURPLE!River in VT. Man and Woman kiss while surrounded by trees and grass while on their engagement session in VT. Black and white photo of a man and woman holding a sign that says. . "I love you more than glitter" I love you more than glitter.

Remember that it is YOUR DAY. Do what will make you feel joyful in the moment. and as hard as it is, don’t sweat the small stuff! Nobody is going to notice if the flowers in your centerpiece aren’t the “just right” shade of your chosen color.

Heath is an Account Manager at Connection, and I am a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) in Family Medicine at Cheshire Medical Center.Path of Life garden statues shown with an engaged couple laughing and hugging. Path of Life Garden in Windsor VT. Candid and natural Black and White photo of a man and woman hugging and laughing at the Path of life garden in Windsor Vt.

Woman with Pink hair walks with her boyfriend at the Path of life garden. Candid and Natural photo of a couple in love while visiting the Path of life garden in VT. Couple play "air guitar" while at the Path of Life garden in Windsor VT. Candid and Natural black and white photo of a couple laughing at the Path of Life Garden in Vt. Engaged couple having fun while playing "air Guitar' while at the Path of Life Garden in VT. White gold engagement ring with two side diamonds.

Black and white photo of a couple kissing surrounded by birch trees at the Path of Life Garden in NH. Black and White photo of a man and woman just about to kiss.

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