Charles River Engagement | Allie + Matt | Portland Wedding + Family Photographer

Charles River Engagement | Allie + Matt

It was a regular Monday night, and the ring had been burning a hole in his pocket for about a week. Matt had originally planned to propose to Allie when they went to visit family in Indiana, but he just couldn’t wait anymore. He walked into the living room where Allie was hanging out and proposed to her then and there. She kept saying “what?! what?! what?!” as she was completely taken by surprise. Of course, she answered with a resounding YES!

I had so much fun walking around with Allie, Matt, and their dog Dundee, along the Charles River outside of Boston. It was a weird 75 degree day and just absolutely perfect! They met while going to school at Butler University, and now they’re working jobs they love in Boston and planning their wedding for next year!

Allie + Matt, thank you SO much for allowing me to photograph the two of you to celebrate your engagement! I’m so excited for you both!

Linda is a Portland-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies from Portland to Boston and across New England. You can see more of her work online at, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly:

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You can usually find me adding books to my never-ending “to read” list; challenging myself to do things like not shop for a year; sneaking crispy m+ms from my secret hiding spot so I don’t have to share them with my daughter; and melting over seeing my children smiling at each other.

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