Ron + Helena / by Brooke Courtney

A few months ago I sat down to check my e-mail, like I do every day I'm in the office, and I saw an e-mail from Helena (a 2012 bride) titled October 28th.  I read through the first part of the e-mail and then I screamed after reading this line, "The reason I am writing you is to tell you that we decided to change the format of our wedding to a very small destination wedding from Oct 25 - Oct 28, 2012 in Saint Lucia."  Brooke ran in to see what was wrong and I told her the good news and we both started screaming like we were 16 year old girls getting to see the Biebs in concert.

Last week we had the pleasure of finally meeting Helena and her fiance Ron in New York at their apartment.  They wanted photos around their neighborhood so we walked around and talked about jobs, life, wedding plans and there super cute dog Mason.  They wanted to take a few photos at several of their favorite food places, so we went to Little Cupcake Bakeshop.  Unforuntately, all the benches in front of the shop were full, so I kindly asked this woman if she wouldn't mind giving up her bench for a minute just so we could snap a few shots.  I told her she could have it right back.  She looked up at me and growled like I had just asked to sacrafice her first born, got off the bench and muttered as she stormed off.  It was weird.  Helena and Ron assured me that not all New Yorkers were like that.

Brooke and I had a blast shooting their photos up and down their block and we can't wait to travel to Saint Lucia to shoot their big day! - T.J.