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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Eleanor and Eric are Engaged!

I photographed the Gardner family in their garden last Christmas. This time we met up to celebrate Eleanor's engagement to Eric. It was lovely to see you all again, and Eleanor and Eric, I wish you a lifetime of kisses, cuddles and laughter!

“Eric proposed in Oxford, UK in November the day of my graduation ceremony for my masters degree. It was the perfect proposal and we were able to celebrate with some of my friends from Oxford and London that evening. Though we shared the following hours with our family across the world through long distance phone calls and Skype chats, this Easter weekend was the first time since the engagement that we were truly able to be with our two complete sets of families and celebrate all together (as well as start to plan the wedding!). This was a special weekend. Since we are planning for our wedding to be at a Bermudian family property, we wanted to have an engagement shoot on the beach in order to have some pictures of us with the ocean as well. Though not the most calm day for perfectly manicured photos, we loved this environment and the shoot! Eric was raised in North Carolina embracing the southern outdoors and I grew up swimming and sailing in Bermuda and across the world. We both love exploring nature and enjoyed that the blustery weather made this photoshoot feel more real to us. Eric is an Officer in the US Army, stationed near Seattle, WA, while I am a graduate student at the University of Oxford. After almost 2 years of a long distance relationship between Seattle and Oxford, any moment together leaves us beaming. Amanda, thank you for helping us to capture just a few of these. We had such a wonderful and fun time working with you!”

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