Engagement photos can be a lot of fun but they can also be cozy and relaxed. Marissa’s knee surgery and giant brace mandated that we take it slow for this winter engagement. Snow had just laid down a very light dusting and it was a gray, cloudy day. So we met at my house, turned on the fire and made some hot chocolate to warm up. Marlena even showcased socks she was knitting for Marissa. Knitting socks somehow always blows my mind- it took me an entire winter to knit one pretty sad looking scarf. So when there are multiple knitting needles involved and pretty patterns being made, I’m pretty much guaranteed to think you’re the craftiest person ever.
Candlelight flickered in the large archway at the Yale quad. Big pompom hats were tucked over ears. Marlena supported Marissa with the limited walking we did- arm wrapped around her waist. Her steps were a bit wobbly and we had to just stand in one place. So I mostly just had them snuggle and enjoy the smell of snow. Don’t you just love the smell of clean snow? I know it sounds weird, but it’s so familiar as soon as you notice it. Close your eyes. Wrap a blanket around your loved one and just listen to the crunch of boots in New Haven, students brushing past.