Phil + Kara / by Brooke Courtney

When I found out sometime last month that Kara was engaged, I instantly stalked her and her fiance, Phil, on Facebook... and then sent her a message saying "Let me shoot your wedding!!" That's not something I do very often - but I just had to. I know and remember Kara well from highschool and mutual friends. Kara is one of those people that makes the most out of life, not to mention she's also hysterical.  Oh! And she's also my masseuse... when I remember to make the appointment!

Phil + Kara met through school and entertained a friendship for over a year before realizing they both had a thing for one another. After dating for awhile, Phil hatched a plan to sweep Kara off her feet with one of the most personal and brilliant proposals I've heard in awhile.

Kara's all time, hands down, favorite movie is What About Bob. (Which in my book, instantly makes Kara and I a little closer to becoming best friends.) Phil researched and researched until he found the lake house that was used in the movie at "Lake Winnipesaukee". Phil told Kara not to book anything for a certain day, took her on a road trip and they ended up taking a little tour of the lake house. It was there, on the dock, that Phil asked Kara to spend the rest of her life with him. While telling us their propsoal story, Kara said that she was already pretty emotional getting to see the lake house and property where the movie was filmed - so when Phil popped the question, it was simply over-the-top amazing. What an awesome story for a couple that deserves all things good and wonderful.

T.J. and I had a great time shooting their engagements. Phil + Kara were a ton of fun and we can't wait to shoot their big day this fall. I have high-hopes for their wedding and know I won't be dissapointed! -Brooke