Memorial Day is an extra memorable holiday for this couple. Steph and Vance met at a Memorial Day picnic for mutual friends in Prospect Park. Vance, horrible with names, knew right away that he wanted to remember this girl so he kept saying her name over and over again so he wouldn't forget it. They played lawn games and shared laughs. As Steph was exiting the park to go home and care for her dogs, Vance wanted nothing more than to run after her and ask her out. His friends reassured him that he needed to "play it cool" and prevented a total movie moment (jerks! jk). As fate would have it, she ended up coming back to the party and Vance was NOT going to miss his chance again. He lept at the opportunity to ask her out for a drink, but he couldn't remember her name!! Obviously Steph found him completely charming regardless, and the rest is history! :)
We started their chilly Fall engagement session off with some hot chocolate from City Bakery!
Meet Vance - king of the smize!
Meet Steph, cutest giggle of all time! Oh and watch out Derek Zoolander, Vance has mastered Blue Steel!
This was one of the games they played at that fateful Memorial Day BBQ!
Union Square was the perfect meaningful location for their session! The wedding will be held in Prospect Park (where they met), so we wanted to take a different approach. When they first started dating, almost all of their dates would start at Union Square. It was an easy spot to meet (trains to both of their apartments), and they usually spent hours sitting on the steps by the park talking when neither of them was ready to go home!
Steph and Vance, I had SO much fun with you both! Can't wait for your wedding next year at the Prospect Park Boathouse!!!
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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
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