The day before my birthday, Steve and I met with Anna and Bryan at Benmarl Winery, NY for their engagement session. We encouraged them to do a wine tasting to loosen them up for the shoot and they were into the idea! Before we knew it, we were all talking, laughing and having a great time. Bryan told us beforehand pictures are not his favorite thing, but I think he not-so-secretly had fun by the end! Benmarl Winery is full of wonderful surprises like sunflowers sprouting everywhere and breathtaking views overlooking the mountain.
With a quick outfit change, they switched to a more romantic feel and got cozy on a picnic blanket among the grape vines. We finally finished with photos down in the wine cellar. Before we said our goodbyes, Anna & Bryan surprised me with cupcakes from Calandra’s Bakery! It was so impossibly sweet of them to think of me on my birthday. Scroll to the end to see me blow out the candles. Not bad for a day’s work with an awesome couple! (And on top of everything, the wine was delicious!) Can’t wait for A & B’s wedding at Il Tulipano next year!
Location: Benmarl Winery