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 says:

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

  2. Nicole Clark says:

    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 says:

    Amazing job!!!!

  4. Leslie says:

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

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

  6. Christopher Lynch says:

    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 says:

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

  8. colleen brennan says:

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

  9. Saira says:

    Perfect! Love everything about these…<3

  10. Autumn says:

    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 says:

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

  12. These are gorgeous Stacey!! Beautiful work!

  13. Lynda says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  17. cherylann schoenwandt says:

    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 says:

    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!

    • Stacey says:

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

  19. Renata says:

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

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