Amy Bennett Photography

Lake Placid Engagement Photography | Gabe & Eirika

Lake Placid Engagement | Gabe & Eirika

I met up with Gabe and Eirika on October 15th for an engagement session at Lake Placid Lodge, and I absolutely loved being around these two!

Eirika was from Long Island and living in Charlotte, while Gabe was from Indiana and living in Manhattan, when they connected through a dating app that introduced people with mutual Facebook friends. The thing was, they didn’t have any mutual Facebook friends! They shouldn’t have connected, but they did—it was meant to be!

When they met up, they found out that they had the same birthday; that he had lived in Huntington, Indiana, while she lived in Huntington, New York; that their favorite soccer teams were rivals; that they both enjoyed traveling and wanted to live abroad; and that their offices in a city of 14 million people were one block apart. And then they found out that they were in love.

Last February, they traveled together to Iceland, London, and Paris. While they were in Paris, they got lost in Le Marais, strolled along the Seine, wandered over to Pont Neuf, and took the stairs down to Square de Vert-Galant—where he proposed, and she said yes!

Because they both love the winter, they were looking forward to a wedding in February at Lake Placid Lodge, where we met up for the engagement shoot. It was the perfect location for an intimate, cozy wedding, with an understated elegance and welcoming, warm ambiance.

The colors were gorgeous on the day of the session, and I simply loved being around the two of them. Their humor is very dry and smart, and their connection is deep and solid. I especially loved the images toward the end of the session when they are in the cabin and wrapped in cozy blankets.

Of course, I simply adored the fact that they brought their rescue dog, Chewie, with them to this session. I love it when couples bring their dogs for pictures—it brings the whole family together!

Eirika & Gabe, thank you so much for asking me to be part of your engagement plans. I truly enjoyed being around you both and know that you will be amazing together!