Brittany and Tommy! Beach Engagment Session| CT Engagement and Wedding Photographer

It all began with a simple party invitation.  Brittany’s friend was invited to a birthday party and Brittany got roped into tagging along.  Who knew that one night would change the course of her life!  It was just like any other party.  People were hanging out, talking, dancing.  The usual.  Then she spotted this cutie across the room.  They made eye contact and smiled but she didn’t think anything of it.  A few minutes later the cutie made his way over.  He asked her friend if she wanted to dance.  Or at least that’s what Brittany thought.  She began to make her exit to give the cutie and her friend some space.  But wait, what was he saying?  He was asking Brittany to dance with him, not her friend.  She said yes.

That was beginning.  That was how Brittany met Tommy.  After that fateful evening they spent as much time together as possible.  Friend’s hanging out together became opportune times to see each other.  Before anyone knew it they were a couple.  It was as if it meant to be and it always had been that way.  Something remarkable happened between Brittany and Tommy.  Brittany has always held fast to her Christian beliefs and she shared that with Tommy.  Tommy being the perfect gentleman always respected that about her.  In the end Tommy declared his faith in Jesus as well.

Before long Tommy knew it was time.  He’d found the one for him and he wanted her and the world to know it.  So one evening after work he asked her to take a drive.  His buddy had recommended this awesome restaurant and they just had to go check it out!  They climbed in the car and off they went.  Except the restaurant was a lot further away than he led her to believe.  Brittany nodded off and when she opened her eyes she realized they were in Rhode Island!  A whole state away!  Tommy played it cool.  He said he must have just misunderstood what his buddy told him.  Brittany bought it.

They found the quaint little restaurant and much to Tommy’s dismay it looked like a dump!  The outside was just not at all what he had expected.  Brittany was really starting to wonder what exactly her sweetie was thinking dragging her all the way out to Rhode Island for this crazy place.  Thankfully the interior was much better and they did enjoy a fabulous meal.  Afterward Tommy suggested a walk on the beach.  They hopped back in the car and headed for the nearest patch of sand and sea.  The perfect song came on the radio…. “Only You Can Love Me This Way” by Keith Urban.  Brittany cranked it and declared it their song!

Tommy did propose on the beach that day and of course Brittany enthusiastically said yes.  She even stopped a jogger on the beach and asked him to take their picture.  It was a perfect evening.  They are just the absolute sweetest and most perfect couple.

Tommy suggested the beach for their engagement photos. I LOVE LOVE shooting on the beach! Some of the best wedding portraits I ever created took place on the beach.  You can check those out here!  It was a fabulous early April evening.  Though the surf was cold the air was warm.  These two rocked it for the camera!  Of course Tommy could NOT take his eyes off of his bride-to-be.  The way he looked at her…  I’ve seen only a few men look at their loves the way he did.  It really was breath taking.  They are a perfect match.  I have the pleasure of meeting many couples in love.  It is a fabulous perk of my job.  But these two, they have something even above my most loving couples.

Thank you guys for sharing your story and giving me the opportunity to capture your special love.  To see more of Brittany and Tommy’s engagement session please click on the slide show below.



  1. Great shots Crystal! i really like the last one where you can see the sky.

  2. Found you on the B-school! Beautiful work : )

  3. Brittany says:

    Great Job we love them !!

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