Steph + John have this crazy chemistry. Like, I-can’t-keep-my-hands-off-you chemistry. And I’m not being fresh, so get your mind out of the gutter. ;) What I’m talking about is the stuff you see in movies. They’re like Noah + Allie… C’mon, where my girls at who love “The Notebook”? Anyway, I was really looking forward to their engagement session because I knew it would be practically effortless. And it was. We met up at the Tarrywile Park in Danbury, where Steph popped champagne for us to kick off the session because she said that they’ll never repeat this [the e-sesh] again. Seriously, Steph… Stop being so cute. :) It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. It was one of those hot days that we had in November. No coats, the sun, laughing + lots of cuddling. In fact, I won’t forget that when it was over John told Steph that it was the best day just getting to hold + kiss each other all day. Hello, Mr. Romantic! There’s no cheese factor with these two, because they’re the real deal. Seriously lucky in love. And I luckily get to photograph their wedding. Can’t wait for April guys.

I wasn’t exaggerating when I said it was a beautiful day.

Rarr, Steph!

Steph incorporated the cowboy hat in homage to her Montana roots. Then we found hay. And I channeled a Stetson commercial.

Fave #1 of the day

Fave #2

Steph does the cutest little sigh every time they snuggled. She doesn’t even notice she does it. :)

They’re perfect. Fave #3

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  • I love these! So earthy and natural feeling!!

  • Katrina (from Valentine's)

    Steph & John,
    I have been waiting so impatiently to see your pictures, but they were worth the wait – they’re amazing! You’re both positively glowing with love.
    April is right around the corner; I hope you guys have the best day! I can’t wait to see the pictures – Steph your dress sounds amazing and those cupcake toppers sound so cute!
    Wish you both lots of love, health, happiness, and the very best xxo

  • Hillary Counts

    Steph & John
    You both look amazing, so in love, so fun and realy happy together.Your photographer captured you both beautifully.These are such great pic God Bless you both.

  • These are crazy, wild, in-love, amazing pictures of my daughter and her beau !!! I couldn’t be happier with the photography and the place they chose to take the pics.

    The love you two feel and the energy of your oneness shows through each and every frame!

    I am in excited anticipation for your special day to come….Love ya…ma and poopsie

  • Wow, THANK YOU for the beautiful comments. It makes us so happy to see such nice words. We couldn’t be happier.
    Lots of love.

    Stephanie & John


  • Steph and John~
    Your pictures are very gorgeou! They capture the love you guys share. Love you both!

  • PS. Athena, YOU ARE AMAZING!!! We are so grateful to you! We couldn’t be more proud to have you shoot our wedding. Crazy talented you are!!

  • Athena these are BEAUTIFUL! GREAT job !

  • Beautiful session Athena!

  • We love them ! They look like they should be in a magazine! You guys are definitely the real deal.

  • Montana lady and CT man! Gorgeous couple! Al and I are so happy for you both!

  • very nice work girl. sun flare in full effect, lovin’ the yummy warm ones.

  • Oh my gosh, how cute are they?! And your work, amazing. <3 Love all of these, especially your favorite shot. It's mine too. :)