Holli and Corey are gearing up for their wedding at the end of June in Queechie, where Holli was raised. Corey grew up in the nearby town of Tunbridge and they actually met in 1995 as incoming freshman to Hartford high school. The couple were just friends in high school, and then Holli went off to college and Corey joined the Marines. Eventually, though, Holli and Corey reconnected on Facebook. Fate? They were engaged on September 17, 2010-the day before Holli turned 30. How great is that story!
Last week I drove to Tunbridge to meet the bridal couple to do their E session. I was already familiar with Holli’s family, having photographed her cousin Laura’s wedding a few years back so I was excited to meet them and spend some time getting acquainted. They took me on a tour of Corey’s hometown, which consists of a tiny general store, the site of Tunbridge World’s Fair, and then countless picturesque covered bridges, cow pastures and vistas (though it was way too foggy to actually see them!).
It was easy to see that Holli and Corey are as comfortable together as, well, old high school friends. And they were so fun to photograph because of their easy, loving rapport with each other. Normally, the bride-to-be is a little more relaxed than the groom and trying to get her fiance comfortable. In case, though, the tables were turned a bit and Corey kept trying to relax his sweetie and make her laugh. Definitely, by the end of the morning, Holli was learning to find her inner supermodel and enjoy her personal paparazzi! And what a smile on this woman! Stunning! Both of them.
I can’t wait to the wedding and the opportunity to photograph them again-this time on Holli’s home turf of Queechie. I have no doubt they will both look stunning and their celebration will be filled with joy! Congratulations, Holli and Corey. Enjoy this slideshow of your E session and I will see you soon!
If you’d like to see all of the pictures from Holli and Corey’s engagement session, please click HERE (and don’t forget to ask the couple for the gallery password)