Goddard Park Engagement Photos
 

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

     Long before you walk down the aisle to exchange your wedding rings, there's a crucial first step in showing your friends and family how special your relationship is with the person you'll soon call your husband or wife. That step is the engagement photograph.

     Are you a fun, care-free or traditional couple? Do you have shared interests? Is there a place that holds a special significance for you? If so, don't you want your photos to show who you really are?

     These are the questions I ask the couples I work with as I strive to shoot an engagement photo session tailor-made for their unique love story. And I've been blessed with some truly amazing brides and grooms over the last few years who embrace this concept fully. Whether it's a winter, snow-filled trek through the woods in Connecticut or a sweltering summer night on a bridge at Ryan Park in North Kingstown, the tales we tell on these shoots is so unlike any other photography I do ... and it's so much fun.

     That's why, beginning in 2017, I decided to write about these shoots much like I do my wedding photography. Below, please check out some of my most recent engagement shoots and be sure to check back in this space regularly as I'm looking to really expand this line of work for the 2018 wedding season. 

     Want to do an engagement session for you and your special person? Contact me today to set it up. I'd love to tell your story the way I've helped these couples tell theirs. 

MY LATEST ENGAGEMENT PHOTO BLOGS

Roger Williams Park Engagement Photos

Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: June 25th, 2022

     I've long held the idea that the entire purpose of an engagement session is to get to know a bride and groom before their wedding day so that, on the day of, things just run smooth.

     And couples like John and Jesslyn show why. Their entire June engagement session at Roger Williams Park felt like a chance for me to get to know them and vice versa and, if the photos are any indication, their upcoming wedding this fall is going to be an amazing time. 

     Why? Check them out for yourself here.

Roger Williams Park Engagement Photos

Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: May 14th, 2022

     Part of the reason I love wedding photography is I tend to attract couples with a similar attitude and mindset to me. In the case of Victoria and Daniel, whose May engagement session at Roger Williams Park is one my favorite in a long time, this meant an afternoon of inappropriate jokes and lots and lots of laughter. 

     Victoria and Daniel were so much fun to work with an I genuinely believe our ability to crack each other up helped bring out the best in their photos. Want to see why I feel that way? Check them out for yourself here.

Rocky Point State Park Engagement Photos

Rocky Point State Park & Goddard Park
Date: May 10th, 2022

     One of the biggest things that will make a photo session the best it can be is flexibility. I think that's why I knew during Courtney and Giovanni's engagement session we were in for a fun time despite some of the toughest weather conditions I've ever photographed in. 

     Within moments of our trip to Rocky Point State Park, it was clear this would be a challenging day and, thanks to a great backup option, we were able to deliver one of my favorite sessions of 2022 so far. See why I adored Courtney & Giovanni's engagement session for yourself by clicking here.

Goddard Park Engagement Photos

Goddard Park, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Date: November 11th, 2021

     Anytime I book an engagement session past the first week of November or so, I'm always worried the fall colors won't stick around long enough to make the session as good as it can be. 

     Luckily, that wasn't the case with Jen and Domenic during their mid-November session at Goddard Park as we got one of the last good days for fall foliage. 

     And thank goodness we did as this couple was super easygoing and relaxed the entire time we were together. Perhaps that's why I loved their photos so much so be sure to check them out by clicking here.

Rhode Island Engagement Photos

Private Residence, Exeter, Rhode Island
Date: October 24th, 2021

     One of the best reasons a couple should plan an engagement session is to really get to know their wedding photographer and how they act in a real-world environment. But it works both ways, really.

     When I got the chance to work with Michael and Katie back in October, I had no idea who they were outside of one casual consultation five days earlier.

     Within two hours, they went from total strangers to a couple who I loved working with and could totally envision their upcoming 2022 wedding. And the result? A beautiful fall session definitely worth checking out. ​​​

Roger Williams Park Engagement Photos

Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: October 14th, 2021

     I tell every couple I work with that the first 10-15 minutes of a photoshoot are always going to be awkward and, for the most part, it is. But I didn't need that awkward period for Ashley and Joel during their October engagement session ... and not just because I photographed a family portrait session with them two days early. 

    No, photographing Ashley and Joel would have been easy whether it was our first of fifth time working together. Why? Because they're awesome. Check out why I feel that way by clicking here.​​​​

Roger Williams Park Engagement Photos

Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: October 13th, 2021

     There really is no better time to live in Rhode Island than the fall. It is hard to imagine something more beautiful than the foliage once the colors start to turn.

     Unless, of course, you're ALSO capturing an amazing love story like Jessica and Phillip's. 

     What was so special about these two and their October engagement session? Well, we were taking their photos at the place Phillip told Jessica he loved her. And it was the place where he proposed. And the weather and fall colors? Absolutely perfection. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.​​

Goddard Park Engagement Photos

Goddard Park, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Date: September 21st, 2021

     As a photographer, it's hard to admit when things don't turn out the way you want them to. But, sometimes, it's the most important thing you can do.

     When Rob, Amanda and I got together back in August for their engagement session at Roger Williams Park, on what was one of the hottest days of the year, I left feeling like we should take another crack at it when it wasn't so warm. 

     Thankfully, they agreed and, boy, am I glad they did. Want to see why? Check out their engagement photos on a beautiful fall afternoon by clicking here.​​

Colt State Park Engagement Photos

Colt State Park, Bristol, Rhode Island
Date: August 17th, 2021

     I can tell a lot about a couple by how their approach their engagement sessions. For some, it's just a formality that they want to get past in order to collect enough photos for a Save the Date. For others, it's something they eagerly await and have a ton of fun doing.

     Zachary and Jennifer were the latter and their August engagement session at Colt State Park was easily one of my favorites of 2021 so far., even before we were treated to the best sunset of the summer. Want to see why? Check it out by clicking here.​​

Roger Williams Park Engagement Photos

Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: July 7th, 2021

     There was a moment at the tail end of Catherine and Sean's engagement session that told me exactly why I adored this bride and groom.

     Having just finished up, I asked the two if they wanted to drive around the park we were at to find a better spot for sunset shots. They said yes and though we weren't successful, that flexibility told me all I needed to know about their wedding later this year.

     I loved Catherine and Sean's engagement session and if you want to see why, check it out for yourself by clicking here.

Colt State Park Engagement Photos

Colt State Park, Bristol, Rhode Island
Date: June 20th, 2021

     It's always a bit concerning when you don't get to shoot an engagement session for a couple who have booked you to photograph their wedding until just a few weeks before the big day. What if you don't click? What if they hate the photos? What if they had a negative experience?

     Thankfully, in my experience, some of the best couples are the ones you get to work with for the first time right before their big day and Ann and Andrew were no exception. Want to see why? Check out their June engagement session for yourself here.

UMass Amherst Engagement Photos

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

Date: December 12th, 2020

     As tough as 2020 has been, by far the hardest challenge as a wedding photographer is finding a way to stay positive. But that's twice as hard when you're a bride and groom set to get married and the coronavirus pandemic forces you to postpone your wedding.

     In the case of Jillian and Kevin, staying positive meant "taking back" the wedding day they lost with a special engagement-style photo session.

     The result? One of my favorite sessions of 2020 and the absolute perfect way for me to close the year out. 

Want to see why? Check it out for yourself here.

Borderland State Park Engagement Photos

Borderland State Park, North Easton, Mass.

Date: October 17th, 2020

     I'm a big believer that the work you put into a photo session will directly correspond with the work you get back. Perhaps that's why when Chelsea, Brandon and I stood inside Borderland State Park in North Easton, Massachusetts on a beautiful October afternoon, I was willing to walk just about anywhere.

     No matter how long it took. 
     What resulted was a near marathon engagement session that went nearly three hours and was, without a doubt, one of my favorite shoots of the entire year. Want to see why? Check it out for yourself here.

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