Alicia + John's Jamaica Pond Engagement Session is such a great example of how to take an Engagement Session and turn it into something personal, unique and yet still low-key and focused on the couple. The internet is a dangerous place for wedding planning these days, and sometimes couples enter into the Engagement Session process and think they need a pony, floral crown, hot air balloon AND a puppy to have a really great shoot. It's no secret that we're fans of keeping it simple - and keeping it about YOU. Unless of course you're both circus performers and need all those props. Alicia and John hit the nail on the head when they decided they'd like to incorporate some of the best parts of where they live and highlight what they love, namely each other and their dog, Kane. Matt joined them for a warm summer evening on Jamaica Pond where they rented a row boat and brought along some bubbly to enjoy. We LOVE the way these images turned out and think they are quite fun without distracting from the lovely couple themselves. Afterward they brought Matt back to meet their pup Kane and got a few photos around their neighborhood in the late summer's evening. It was a fun shoot, and only preludes to the kind of amazing that will be served up at their wedding next summer. We can't wait to document it all, but we'll have to dream of summer with these photos until we get there.