We love the Fourth of July around these parts, any chance to celebrate and throw confetti is a good day in our books – and we hope you are out enjoying the day doing just that. But we couldn’t just up and take the day off without filling your screens with pretty – so we just had to have something festive waiting for you when you got back. This engagement session by Michelle Lange Photography will do just the trick. It’s as pretty as it is patriotic, and you can see every last bit of it in the full gallery of images!

From Michelle Lange PhotographySara Jane and Will are your all-American high school sweethearts who are getting married next summer. They wanted to have a 4th of July engagement session, as this has always been one of the holidays they have been able to spend together, even when going to college in separate states. Being a very crafty and resourceful bride, Sara Jane baked the cupcakes herself, went to a local fabric shop for the picnic linens, picked up flowers from the corner NYC bodega and borrowed flower pots from her parents’ home. Sara Jane and Will decided to have a waterfront picnic on a pier they regularly visit near their West Village apartment.

Photography: Michelle Lange Photography (Formerly MiCLa Photography) / Location: New York, New York / Photography Assistant: Brittany Lauren Photography / Flowers: Abington Market / Hair: BlowNY / Makeup: Make Up For Ever