Laura & Alex // An autumn Arboretum engagement

"Be silly and laugh every day, be thoughtful and generous, kiss each other good night, learn from each other, fall in love and grow old together."

I meet with every couple I book in person. And I love seeing the real faces and personalities behind the emails. However, it was on Laura & Alex's engagement shoot when it clicked with me that they're perfectly matched for each other. The sun from earlier in the day decided to split, casting a dark set of clouds over the Arboretum. This was no match for Laura & Alex, though - they put up with all my bad jokes and embarrassing things I do to get them to laugh, and Alex even showed off his non-existent dance moves for me. Rewind, though, to Alex & Laura going to local shows on The Cape years ago. The two of them lost touch, then reconnected when they happened to both move to Boston, and the spark was there! Alex proposed while they were vacationing on Captiva Island in Florida, and the two are tying the knot on Cape Cod! They love going to shows, cooking, photography (and film!!!) and listening to their favorite records together. Alex & Laura take adorable to a whole new level! A&L, everyone!

Lena Mirisola

Photographer. Bubble tea addict. Girlboss.