A HARKNESS STATE PARK ENGAGEMENT | CARISSA + TYLER
Yes, what you see in romantic comedies actually happen in real-life. If you ever had any doubts, allow me to tell you how Carissa and Tyler met…
A handful of years ago, both of them happened to be with friends at the same bar and noticed each other from across the room. So those scenes you see in movies, where the guy sees the girl of his dreams and time seem to slow down and everyone else blur off and get swallowed up in the darkness of the background while there seem to be a spotlight that just turned on right above the beautiful girl–illuminating her radiance. Yeah, so something like that happened for Tyler when he saw Carissa for the first time and guess what? It happened for Carissa when she first saw Tyler from across the room as well. Okay, okay, it may not have happened like that, exactly, but when they tell their story, their eyes tell me that I’m not wrong. And, nope, neither of them mustered up enough courage to say one word to each other. They went about their lives. I know right! That part still sounds like the start of a rom-com movie! Let me get back to the real story though. They meet again, a couple weeks later, but this time, as Tyler passed by Carissa (different bar this time–I tell you it’s fate), she grabbed his arm and said, “Hey! I know you!” The rest, well, it progressed to an engagement and a wedding next year!
We met up with them at Harkness State Park, just a couple of hours before sunset. It was the perfect day to get to know them both better. Tyler had never been to the park and Carissa had been once before so she was excited to show him around. And man, was the light pretty! Carissa and Tyler’s connection—even more beautiful!
Nick and I are beyond excited to photograph (and film) their wedding at the Branford House next year!!!