Lucky – Stu & Arleen

I’m lucky.

I know this because I have the most amazing couples ever!  They’re the kind of couples that I go to meet for a quick cup of coffee, and I end up leaving a few hours later feeling as if I spent a night out with friends.  It’s strange when I think about it. Strange to even talk about it really because it sounds, well, weird. But, it’s true.


When I met with Stu and Arleen for the first time, we sat over a cup of coffee and talked about life, love and how they got to where they are now. Minutes turned to hours, and  I just couldn’t help but fall in love with them a little.  Their expressions, the way they spoke to and about one another, and their candid-ness with me made me feel as if I had known them for years. My love affair with them started there but it had continued with the fast and funny e-mails Arleen and I would exchange about wedding details and the engagement outfit selections.

When I met up with them for the engagement session I was beyond excited. We got lucky with the amazing weather, we got lucky with the locations…and we got lucky for being able to catch the sunset.

As luck would have it they were pretty lucky in love too.




Smiles that reach the eyes…


Meet the kids…

lucky dogs…


Her name is ‘Seri’. As in ‘Serious’.



He got her an engagement ring and she got him a Harley.



Going for a spin…


Sneak peek…


TYARLA = Thank You Arleen


Facing the bay you got this sunset…


We did a quick jog down to Tobay Beach just as the sun was setting. This was taken about ten minutes later than the above image but was facing the other direction.


They ran waaay faster then me. I was about 400 feet away and peeking through the cattails at them. I thought it might make a fun abstract-ish picture. However, we couldn’t hear each other from where we were and I couldn’t get ‘Seri’ to move over at all.

I didn’t want to make them the butt of a joke….but(t)……this made me chuckle a bit.  ; )


Long Island…who knew?!


The family…


I’m thrilled to be a part of your upcoming happy day! I’m just giddy over the bonfire and “Hangover Session”. September will be here before we know it. I can’t wait!


Thanks to the Knot for the fabulous referral.


A special thanks to Corinne, who was kind enough to come along on the mini adventure to help us with the pups!


20 comments = complimentary gift for the couple!

  1. Arleen Malkin

    May 17th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    We love you!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of them!!! You are amazing! Xo

  2. Nicole Clark

    May 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Super Great Pics… I am jealous because my wedding pics were not nearly as nice.
    So excited for the pair of you and look forward to celebrating with you.

  3. Corinne

    May 17th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Amazing job!!!!

  4. Leslie

    May 17th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    The pictures are beautiful. It really captures the two of them and their love.

  5. Nancy Alinovi

    May 17th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Beautiful pics! Cannot wait to meet Arleen and those fab pups!

  6. Christopher Lynch

    May 18th, 2012 at 12:37 am

    You both look very happy together. Best of luck to both of you on a beautiful future. Arleen your a great person you deserve the best.

  7. Tonya Hodges

    May 18th, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Beautiful pics and a beautiful family 🙂 Fantastic job!!!

  8. colleen brennan

    May 18th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    what stunning pictures!! I am so happy for you Arleen, you look beautiful and happy!

  9. Saira

    May 18th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Perfect! Love everything about these…<3

  10. Autumn

    May 18th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Wow. Just. Wow. I literally have chills. You have really outdone yourself here Stacey. I love. love. LOVE. the picture of Lucky and Stu with the sunset in the back. Absolutely beautiful.

  11. Diane

    May 18th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Wow – they really came out great. One is better then the next!

  12. Joe Sanfilippo

    May 18th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    These are gorgeous Stacey!! Beautiful work!

  13. Lynda

    May 18th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    So beautiful! I love the pictures and your love story! What a wonderful way to share your love with all those who love you! Just amazing 🙂 xoxo

  14. Jennifer Beller

    May 18th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    AAAAAAAAAA MAAAAA Zingg!!!! I Love these pictures, you both look beautiful and the “Moment” was def captured!! Just Gorgeous! Can’t wait for all the celebrations!! <3 Jenn

  15. Maureen

    May 18th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I love these pictures and the captions are beautiful. Stacey really captured the love you and Stu have together.
    These pictures are so beautiful, they look like they should be on book covers of love stories.
    Beautiful, amazing and the caption of two people so in LOVE !!!! I Love You Both !!!! <3<3<3

  16. Nicole Cornicelli

    May 18th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Fantastic pictures of fantastic people. You guys look soooo happy. Can’t wait for the big day. Love you both.

  17. cherylann schoenwandt

    May 19th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Hey Arleen its Cherylann, your cousin,i just wanted to say a few things,i want to wish u and stu a great life together.May you always have happiness and you even though we havent seen eachother in forever.! The pics are amazing and you look beautiful as ever.I wish you the best!! xoxo

  18. Joy

    May 21st, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! I happen to know Stu and Arleen through mutual friends (Scott &Tricia) but coincidentally “like” Shiw and Tell on FB. Just happened to stumble upon this. Again, amazing pictures!!! Congratulations to Stu and Arleen!

  19. Stacey

    May 21st, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    How funny Joy! Thank you for being a fan on FB and keeping up with the blog posts. It’s so nice to hear!!

  20. Renata

    May 31st, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    You guys look so happy together. Best of luck to you both now and In the future.

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