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Joy and Michael’s Engagement Session – Museum District

Joy and Michael live in New York but are having their wedding here in Houston. They were in town for a visit so we were able to meet up and shoot their engagement photos in the museum district. These guys are a great couple! Make sure to read their love story at the end of the post and check out their videos too! I especially love the one of Joy as a little girl singing her heart out!

Q. Where did you meet?
A. In Miami while vacationing over spring break. Little did we know that we each went to Emory University!

Q. What was your first impression of him?
A. Sweet and funny. He held my hand as we crossed the street!

Q. What was your first impression of her?
A. There’s no chance this girl is single… but if she is I’m going to get her and never let her go.

Q. What did you do for your first date?
A. Went for tapas at Eclipse d’Luna in Atlanta and shared a pitcher of sangria.

Q. When did you know he was the one?
A. After we spent my entire sorority formal weekend together, he dropped me off but didn’t want to let me go. Before I even grabbed my bags, he asked me what my plans for the night were and asked me out for dinner. I knew he enjoyed hanging out with me as much as I did with him, and from there, we each booked flights to visit each other in our hometowns that summer – just weeks later. He came to meet my family in Houston – his first trip to Texas – and I went to NY, where his mother claimed she knew I was “the one” during that visit.

Q. When did you know she was the one?
A. Joy has this cute/perky side to her that I can’t resist. It was evident even in her early years…..

Q. How did he pop the question?
A. At a beautiful vineyard in the Hamptons. As we walked from the gazebo to the tasting room, he told me he hadn’t yet told my parents and that I could now call to tell them the good news. As I was dialing their number, my whole family – parents and brother from Houston and sister, brother-in-law and niece from San Francisco – and his parents and siblings surprised me!  We then had a full weekend in the Hamptons, followed by a pool party with our best friends the next day. It was perfect!

Q. What do you love the most about him?
A. His sincerity, generosity, and passion for the things he loves. I could sit with him all day in our apartment and be perfectly happy!

Q. What do you love the most about her?
A. She is the most loyal, trustworthy person I have ever met in my entire life.

Q. Does he have any funny quirks?
A. Yes, I think we each definitely have our silly moments!

Q. Does she have any funny quirks?
A. First off, she has the caffeine tolerance of a 3 year old after 1 skittle. When she becomes a bit “excited” she performs dances that are funny and unique to who Joy is. Her brother knows what I mean.

Q. What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced together?
A. Probably our two year long distance relationship while Joy was still at college and Michael had graduated and moved to NYC – 5 months of which Joy was abroad in Spain.

Q. What’s the secret to your happy relationship?
A. Our understanding of one another. We love to travel together and go to romantic dinners!

Q. Is there anything else you would like to share? 🙂
A. This video shows how emotional Joy was when her family surprised her right after we got engaged!

 

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76 Comments

  1. Michael on May 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    1 down, 74 to go 🙂



  2. Nancy Freed on May 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Wow! What great pix! Good job, Adam!
    As mother-of-the-bride, I can honestly say that we’re thrilled about
    this union of Texas & New York!
    Can’t wait for the wedding wknd!
    As “The Lettermen” of 60’s fame said….SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!!!
    xoxo,



  3. Heidi Wolk on May 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    What a gorgeous couple!
    Could look at these photos for days.
    Heidi



  4. Mom Doustan on May 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Spectacular photos and a lovely Web page. I love you both!!!



  5. Hope freed on May 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Wow what beautiful and artful pictures!



  6. greg paley on May 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

    brought a tear to my eye



  7. alex watson on May 3, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Pictures are beautiful. I’m so happy for the two of you.



  8. Brad on May 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

    great pictures. what a beautiful couple.



  9. Jay Goldbaum on May 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Love the variety of photos and locations. You really captured their feelings for each other. Congrats to Joy and Michael.



  10. erik m schmitz on May 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Great looking couple! looks much better than shorting EUR today!



  11. Velva Levine on May 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Loved the pictures and every word! Young Love is just wonderful. Hope it continues for a long, long, lifetime.



  12. tammy michelis on May 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Pictures are beautiful!!!!!!!! Good Luck with everything



  13. Michael Basch on May 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I just want to say that these are a great set of pics! You somehow managed to make both of them look even more ridiculously good looking than they usually do. Now there is a TON of pressure for the wedding pics. Hope it can live up to the precedent set in the pics above….



  14. Carmelo Anthony on May 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Amazing People. Amazing Couple. Amazing Photos. Amazing Love.



  15. Kunal Tandon on May 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Being this good looking should be a crime. #GUILTY



  16. Alan on May 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Man — it got hot in thurr!



  17. Michael Cohen on May 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    what a lovely couple – looking forward to labor day!



  18. Evan on May 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Great Pictures! Especially love the three-legged race one.



  19. Eram Schlegal on May 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Wow, these are fantastic. Love the water shots



  20. Horace Young on May 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Incredible photos, wish you both a lifetime of happiness.



  21. Patrick on May 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Fountains have never looked more fun or romantic.



  22. Ronen on May 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    The pics are great — fun and soulful.



  23. Alex on May 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    amazing pics! your genuine love for one another really shines through



  24. Ramin on May 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Priceless Wet pics! congrats guys!



  25. Ramin on May 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Love the wet pics! congrats guys



  26. Ethan on May 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Great representation of a great couple! Cant wait for the wedding!



  27. Michael Schiffman on May 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    This is an incredible photo shoot of an amazing couple. Also really liked the video of Joy being surprised at their engagement.



  28. Joy on May 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    LOVED the way these turned out! Such a fun day. Great to work together!



  29. ellen on May 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Beautiful pics! Best Wishes!!



  30. Melissa Brown on May 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    To the most beautiful couple I have ever seen!!!!! I need to go on Spring Break again this year, just so I too can meet my beshert:) Lots of love to you both!



  31. Michelle S on May 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    What an incredible photo shoot. Every picture speaks to your heart. Adam really captures the love between this beautiful couple. Congratulations Joy and Michael!



  32. Zach on May 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    This is an incredible photo set. I was brought to tears while browsing the photos… because I was peeling an onion. But still a beautiful set of a wonderful couple.



  33. Linda Levy on May 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    You too look made for each other. May you always be as happy as you are today!



  34. Twin Doustan on May 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Cute pictures!



  35. Andrew on May 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    couldn’t be happier for the two of you!



  36. dana on May 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Lovely photos, just beautifull! Can’t wait to celebrate.



  37. Jeff on May 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    What great pictures! Can’t wait for the wedding



  38. Ari Friedland on May 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    love from stanford. #beautifulphotos #beautifulcouple #bimtddup



  39. Kunal Tandon on May 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Being this good looking is a crime. #Guilty



  40. Michael Basch on May 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I must give this photographer some credit; somehow he made the already ridiculously good looking couple look even more ridiculously good looking in these pictures. With this as the benchmark, there is some serious pressure on the wedding pictures to be able to top the bar that has been set! Boom.



  41. Melanie on May 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Beautiful photos! Love the ones in the water–so playful and romantic! BIG Mazel tov! All the best!



  42. David Lerman on May 4, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Fantastic photos — really captured the chemistry between these two crazy kids.



  43. Brad Feinstein on May 4, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Good looking people make picture taking that much easier!



  44. Carmelo Anthony on May 4, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Amazing People. Amazing Couple. Amazing Pictures. Amazing Love.



  45. Gabe on May 4, 2012 at 8:07 am

    One handsome Stud, One Beautiful Lady. They make the camera look good.



  46. Jonathan Shreiber on May 4, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Very nice pictures!



  47. Kenny on May 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    awesome pics!



  48. Eric on May 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Very nice, enjoyed them very much.



  49. Samantha Wenig on May 5, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Beautiful pictures for a beautiful couple! Mazel Tov! XO



  50. Pennie on May 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful couple and wonderful photos..
    Love the interview



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