Jennifer and Kevin pose for a photo on a bridge during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Jennifer & Kevin

Whenever I sit down with a bride and groom for the first time, I like to get to know them a little bit and, as part of the feeling out process, I tell that what I'm really looking for from my clients are laid back, go-with-the-flow type people.

In essence, I'm looking for couples like Jennifer and Kevin.

Jennifer and Kevin, whose wedding I will shoot in September, have been the epitome of laid back ever since we first started talking about their big day back in March of last year. 

I knew their engagement session would be one of the most casual I've ever shot but even I couldn't have predicted how relaxed they would be and their ease in front of the camera turned a late afternoon shoot at Gillette Castle in East Haddam into an absolute breeze.

If their wedding is anywhere near as relaxed as this engagement session was, it's going to be a great time. 

Is it September yet?

Jennifer and Kevin take a short walki during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Jennifer and Kevin pose for a photo on a set of steps during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Jennifer and Kevin pose for a photo on a bridge during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Jennifer and Kevin chose to do their shoot at Gillette Castle State Park, which is quite a ways from me but was totally worth the drive.

The park is a small piece of prestine land deep in rural Connecticut but it's one of the most scenic spots I've seen in the state.

Needless to say, we had a lot of options with where to shoot and didn't have to go very far either. That's a win-win in my book.

Jennifer and Kevin pose for a photo on a bridge during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Jennifer and Kevin pose for a photo on a bridge during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Jennifer and Kevin pose for a photo on a stone wall during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Jennifer and Kevin practice a dip during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Jennifer and Kevin share a kiss during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.

What I loved the most about Jennifer and Kevin's shoot was how casual they were about everything. If I saw a spot I wanted to take them to, they went no questions asked. When I told them to pose, they fell in each other's arms naturally like seasoned pros.

Even when I told them to dip, a challenge for most couples, they nailed it on the first try. It was almost like an engagement session played at 1.5 X speed. In other words, it was awesome.

Jennifer and Kevin pose for a photo in front of a castle during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.

All told, Jennifer and Kevin were one of my easiest couples to work with and I couldn't have asked more from this beautiful May afternoon shoot in Connecticut. 

Their big day may still be a season away, and I won't lie and say I'm super eager to skip over summer but I know there's a large circle on their names after the way this shoot went.

This is the type of couple I love to work with and I already know we're going to create something special at the end of September. 

So, thanks Jennifer and Kevin! See you soon!

-PJS

Jennifer and Kevin pose for a photo near a set of stones during their May 2017 engagement session at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Paul J. Spetrini is a Rhode Island wedding photographer.

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