Knox Farm NY Engagement: Leah + Mike

Since hanging out with Leah & Mike for their engagement session at Knox Farm in East Aurora, the one thing that keeps replaying in my head (and making me laugh out loud) is Leah’s response to Mike’s proposal: “No f*#@in’ way!”

He popped the question just after the couple closed on their first home together in May, and now the pair are planning an intimate destination wedding on the sandy beaches of Jamaica in 2015.

Leah wanted a few photos with their jug (no, that’s not a typo!), Tula, so we started our session with lots of hugs and kisses. For those of you wondering, or maybe you already knew this… a jug is a Jack Russell + Pug mix!

Leah’s grandparents were kind enough to come down from Rochester to spend time with the couple and make sure Tula got home safe and sound while we continued the shoot around the farm…

Mike told me that he had been practicing his entire life for THIS day, the day he’d have engagement photos taken. He practiced posing, his smiles and serious faces, and wearing his hand in his pocket… anything for the love of his life.

Love capturing the moment in-between…

Oh Leah, you look amazing.

This is probably my favorite shot from the entire shoot. The color palette reminds me of the desert, and their outfits make the photo pop.


Mike is a huge Bills fan and Leah wanted to incorporate that into their photos, so we did a quick outfit change and brought out the jerseys.

And got nice and cozy…

As the sun was setting, we were walking back along this path and the lines drew me in, so I grabbed a few shots with the beautiful fall foliage.


Makeup: Nikki Post, Corto’s Salon and Spa