I love getting to know couples and hearing their stories. Every once in a while I have the opportunity to photograph people I already know pretty well, and it is always a treat! Lea and Patrick are family, and I cannot wait to attend their wedding next fall. I was very excited when Lea asked me to photograph an engagement session for them! We had to reschedule a few times (ahhh fall in New England!) but we ended up with an absolutely perfect day for Chase Farm Lincoln RI engagements!
Chase farm was a new location for me, and I will absolutely be going back. Wonderful trails and wide open fields to explore. I can imagine my kids having a blast running around. It was so open and inviting I wanted to run around! We didn’t even get to explore the whole thing and I am hooked.
Those who know me and my photography style know I avoid open, green grass in photographs at all cost. It may be fun to run around but I can always do better for portraits. I prefer a neutral palette and interesting, layered textures. We wandered around and chatted about their wedding plans and in the process found several spots that worked well.
We started just before sunset and the light got better and better as we walked. First we found a row of trees, then searched for a bridge (oops – different park!) and finally found a beautiful cluster of birch trees and these colorful leaves.
I love that these two were willing to be a little playful in front of the camera. And for trusting of me, as we walked through a whole field just to get to this one tiny leftover patch of tall grass. Layered textures and gorgeous people for the win!!
Thanks for trusting me to photograph your Chase Farm Lincoln RI engagements, Lea and Patrick! I am so looking forward to your wedding next fall!