It was a surprisingly mild winter’s day when I met Emma and Issei for their engagement session in the arboretum—perfect for a leisurely stroll through a beautiful grove of conifers. We meandered on and off the path, enjoying the rich evergreen scent and the soft afternoon sunshine, amid laughter and protestations that they weren’t quite sure what to do, how to pose…and yet proving to be experts at the things that make for the most beautiful photos: simply being themselves, in love, enjoying each other’s company. I can’t wait to photograph this lovely pair again on their wedding day!
A few months ago, Austin and I met up with Maddie and Matt on a beautiful late autumn day at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The day had started out blustery with strong winds and rain—but by the afternoon, the rain had given way to a dramatic sky, with golden light streaming through the darkly departing clouds. Here are just a few of our favorite images from this beautiful engagement session.