Hillary & Andy decided to do their engagement session at a historical spot in the town where they recently bought a home together: Holyoke, Massachusetts, an old mill town in the Pioneer Valley. Our plan was to meet at the Merry-Go-Round, but on our way into town we noticed some beautiful fog over the river. We had them meet us at the Willimansett Bridge instead, where the road was quiet early on that Sunday morning. After some dreamy portraits in the fog, we made our way to the carousel where we all warmed up and had a lot of fun hopping on & off the antique ride. It was originally part of Mountain Park: an amusement resort built in the late 1800’s at the top of Mount Tom. The merry-go-round was added to the park in 1929 and ran for 58 years until the park was closed. Almost every ride was sold, but residents of Holyoke came together and raised enough funds to purchase the carousel and keep it in town. Volunteers repainted and restored its parts while a new site was built, which opened in 1993.
Kate and Olivia are getting married next year on the coast of Maine, so we met up with them in their Brooklyn neighborhood and wandered the city near Brooklyn Bridge for their engagement session. Kate dressed in the perfect sparkly tone for Jane's Carousel. I told them to hold really still, experimenting with my shutter speed, and BOOM! This shot just happened. I have to give Kate props for her posing skills, which probably come from the fact that she is a badass photographer too! Can't wait to capture their day next fall.
Kate and Kyle met at a punk rock show in Brooklyn, where they spent most of their time at the start of their relationship. We figured it would be great to revisit the area and roam around DUMBO with them for their engagement session. We started at St. Anne's Warehouse and made our way along the river, ending at Pebble Beach. The beautiful day brought out some huge crowds (and lots of brides and grooms for wedding portraits!) but they had no problem keeping their eyes on each other. We are so excited for their big day in 2018!
Tracey and Nick are busy with so many happy beginnings! They're planning a wedding at the beautiful Valley View Farm next March, and expecting another baby at the end of this year. We decided to do a casual walk around the farm, capturing their growing family and their love for each other. We got a happy toddler and a gorgeous sunset to top off a relaxing summer afternoon. Can't wait to reunite with this crew in 2018!
We love chasing sunsets, and the inner elbow of the Cape is a great place to find them. It had been several years since Emily or Tom had professional photos taken, and there weren't many pictures of them together in existence. They were vacationing on Cape Cod with Emily's family, so they reached out to us for a beach engagement session - but they kept it a secret so that she could surprise her family with the photos. This hot summer day coming to an end was just the beginning of their wedding journey. May it be just as fun and breezy as this lovely beach stroll :)
For their engagement session, this couple chose one of their favorite outdoor wonders: the Granville Gorge. They climbed, hopped, and waded to every spot we suggested, looking right at home among the rocks and the rambling waters. Thanks for the beers Sarah & Tony! We can't wait to capture your wedding!