Jamie + Steve // engagement // Montpelier, Vermont

On my 34th birthday, Mathieu and I drove down to Connecticut with our girls to spend the weekend with my family and close friends. On our way down we stopped off in Montpelier for a quick evening engagement shoot with this gorgeous couple, who also happen to be the winners of my Wedding Giveaway Contest!!! This was the first time we were meeting, and I couldn't be luckier to have them as my clients. They were so easy going, and their adorable dog Mocha was just an added bonus. What was supposed to be just a thirty minute shoot turned into over an hour as we kept chatting and discovering sweet little allyways and cafés down State Street and onto Main.

Our session ended on a green between two buildings where Mathieu, our girls, some of our mutual friends and their daughter were all eating pizza and enjoying the warm spring evening. After a little more conversation, we said goodbye and walked back to the car. Mathieu looked up and noticed something on our windshield. 'Oh man, did I get a ticket??' He asked out loud. It was almost  dark now, so it was hard to tell what it was on the car. As we got closer, we noticed there was a bouquet of flowers stuck under the wiper!

'Awww babe you got me flowers for my birthday! You're so sweet!!'
'Ummm, no actually I didn't.'
'What do you mean?? haha you're joking right?'
'Ha! No, I wish I could take the credit, trust me!' was his response.
'Well if you didn't, who did? Dayna and Scott?' (These are friends of ours who were there also with their daughter..) 
'No, it couldn't have been them. They didn't walk back this way.' Mathieu confirmed.
'So you think it was Jamie and Steve??'

As we got into the car I shot Jamie a text and sure enough, she responded with a 'Happy birthday.' How sweet?? Such a simple little gesture can make someone feel so special. I seriously couldn't have asked for a better birthday evening.

This is why I am drawn to photography. I am so privileged to be able to be a part of such an incredible time of people's lives.. the gratitude is immeasurable. Needless to say, I could not be more excited to photograph their sure to be swoon-worthy wedding day next month!

For now, some sneak peeks from this sweet Vermont evening in late April.


giveaway giveaway giveaway!!!

attention all fiancé/fiancées!!!

I have some crazy news for you all...

I have decided to give away a


I know.. totally nuts. But I have been wanting to do something like this for a while now and this just felt like the right time. Sooooo if you or someone you know wants to enter, here's how:

To qualify to enter the giveaway you must;

  • be getting married in 2015
  • be located in the New England or New York area(travel and accommodation fees still apply)

If on Facebook, you must;

  • like Jennifer Marcuson Beauty and Photography's business page
  • hare the link with the contest details to your own page
  • include in your repost of the contest details a note asking your friends to leave a comment beneath as to why they feel you deserve to win the giveaway

If on Instagram, you must;

  • follow @jenniferlynnmarcuson
  • ike the giveaway info post and tag two friends below it
  • copy and repost the giveaway image with the tags @jenniferlynnmarcuson #jlmweddingphotogiveaway2015 with a note asking your friends to leave a comment beneath as to why they feel you should win the giveaway

Finally, all participants will be required to send an email to jennifer@jennifermarcuson.com including the following;

  • names, ages, and location of the couple
  • wedding details; date, location, inspiration or theme
  • our story: how did you meet? the proposal?
  • why is photography important to you?

Entries will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EST on February 10th  2015, when I will be narrowing down the participants to the top three of my choice. I will then invite my mailing list, facebook, and instagram audiences to cast their votes for the couple they feel should win the giveaway! The winner will be announced at 12 noon EST on February 16th 2015.

Don't be shy! I love details and the more information you give me, the better I will be able to choose the right couple(s) for this giveaway!! I can't wait to hear all of your stories!!!

xoxo Jennifer

a (no longer) secret love.

I am in the midst of packing and cleaning and getting ready to head back south into the states tomorrow morning with the family for a couple of weeks. Before heading to Connecticut, Mathieu and the girls will be dropping me off in Vermont where I will be spending the weekend photographing my very first wedding. AHHHHHHH!!!!! It is safe to say I am sort of freaking out... with excitement and nerves and anticipation! We did a little engagement session about a month ago in Montpelier on our way back north to Québec for Dayna and Scott. It couldn't have been more perfect. We were at this incredible nature reserve picking fiddle heads and tromping through mud and grass fields. I got to know them both a bit better, and am just so excited for them. They are beyond sweet and gentle and visibly in love. I mean, I have butterflies in my belly right now just thinking about their beautiful love story! And also, well, when I photographed them last month in Vermont, I learned a little secret.. But I was just given the go ahead by Dayna and Scott to share, so I will let the pictures speak for themselves.....

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Congratulations to you both. I am wishing you many many mannnyyy years of joy, laughter, the sounds of pitter-pattering baby feet, and love love love. xoxoxo