Documentary-style candids highlight moments of everyday love for this newly engaged couple
Cass (they/them) and Izzy (they/them) fell in love over baking, playing music, thrifting and exploring new breweries. The adventure-loving pair have a relationship built on humor and joy, but they are just as comfortable having serious conversations as they are laughing over an inside joke from years ago.
Their relationship has faced many challenges, including long-distance, two cross-country moves, the loss of family members, personal health issues and the daily toils of grad school. Those challenges made them stronger, allowing them to relish the calm, everyday moments they share. As Cass puts it, “We’re not perfect, of course, but we care and we listen, and we know how to work together through whatever it is we’re facing.”
To celebrate their engagement, Cass and Izzy wanted to incorporate all of their shared passions, as well as their favorite places around Portland, Maine. They started their documentary-style engagement session at Cass’s grandparents’ home, where the natural light and collected decor served as the perfect backdrop for their cozy portraits. The pair celebrated the everyday moments in their lives, sharing a casual breakfast and playing music together before heading out to wander through some local thrift shops and breweries.
For the final leg of their photo session, they spent the evening in Two Lights State Park. A popular destination for both locals and tourists, the park holds more significance for Cass and Izzy, as it is where they actually got engaged. As golden hour set in, the couple explored the park, from its rocky enclaves to the shores of Casco Bay, sharing a quiet moment of reading before wrapping up the day.
Their photographer, Riley Glenn Photography, a Platinum Preferred Vendor for Equally Wed, captured the couple with photojournalistic candids, allowing their playful dynamic and bright hair to shine throughout the shoot. Riley says, “I can’t tell you just how much I love the way their photos turned out. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Including things in your engagement session that are meaningful to both you and your partner is the perfect way to make sure that your photos reflect your love for each other.”
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