An Adventurous Engagement Session in Massachusetts

Alex and Seth met me at Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster, Massachusetts for their engagement session a few weeks ago on the most lovely sultry September afternoon. The fall colors were just starting to appear, the sun was shining, and everything was beautiful. Also – if you haven’t been to Dexter Drumlin, you should definitely go check it out. From the road, it just looks like an unassuming little hill, but hike to the top and you will be rewarded with some of the most stunning views I have seen in Massachusetts. You can look out over the rolling hills and green farmland to nearby towns and a white steeple peeking up from the tree tops. It looks like you’re in England or Scotland. Those of you who know me may also know that I basically want to live in a lush movie adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, so almost living that dream here with Alex and Seth was pretty much perfect.

Alex is a painter and Seth is a high school English teacher, so I was so excited to meet these two and nerd out with them about art and books. And they were kind and gracious and lovely Рjust the kind of people you immediately want to become friends with. Also, about a week or so before the shoot Alex emailed me wanting to use smoke bombs in their session! I was probably unreasonably excited about it, and it ended up working out so well (although I think we made a passer-by walking his dog a bit nervous at first).

We walked in the tall grass and the husks of this summer’s wildflowers. The sun set. The moon rose. The night fell. We hugged and parted ways until their backyard wedding next July. And I can’t wait.

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  • Madeline Potter

    on October 26, 2017  2:30 am

    I love how you were able to capture such intimate moments! And they are so dang stylish. Amazing!

  • Justyna E Butler

    on October 26, 2017  4:03 am

    Such a beautiful set!!! Love love love this story!

  • Stephanie

    on October 26, 2017  6:40 pm

    Girl I am loving this so much! Love the scene and adore these two. Also, the color scheme is spot on!

  • Madeleline Wilbur

    on October 26, 2017  10:51 pm

    These photos give me chills!! I love the chemistry between this couple.

  • Chloe

    on October 27, 2017  4:25 pm

    Could these any prettier?!?! These shots are stunning!

  • sydney

    on October 27, 2017  4:31 pm

    Oh my goodness! They are such a beautiful couple, you captured their chemistry and love perfectly!

  • Breeanna

    on October 27, 2017  5:01 pm

    Oh how lovely are these! Such great captures! I love how you captured their connection!

  • nikki

    on October 27, 2017  6:08 pm

    What a lovely engagement session! they look so happy and their colors work nicely. Love your editing style!

  • Lilli

    on October 27, 2017  6:24 pm

    Wow! just beautiful! The location is absolutely perfect to capture such perfect moments

  • Elizabeth

    on October 27, 2017  7:15 pm

    Ohhh that last shot is out of this world! What an epic engagement session. I love the laughter you've caught and their sweet intimacy. Beautiful work

  • Andrea

    on October 27, 2017  7:16 pm

    I get such a great sense of their free spirits from these photos of their engagement session. Such lovely warm deep tones coupled with warm emotions!

  • Laurie Louis

    on October 27, 2017  7:36 pm

    What a fun session. Their clothes fit perfectly with the surroundings of the session. They look so excited and happy together. Great photos.

  • Melissa Hirsch

    on October 27, 2017  7:39 pm

    just love their connection here! her dress is perfect. such a lovely massachusetts adventurous engagement session!

  • Jess

    on October 27, 2017  8:33 pm

    These images are so lovely, they look so comfortable with the posing. Her dress is incredible! Oh, and those silhouette shots are to die for!

  • Amy

    on October 27, 2017  10:08 pm

    Such a dreamy engagement session the colours are stunning and that last picture as the sun is setting is magical!

  • Raelene

    on October 27, 2017  10:26 pm

    These are so romantic and touching. Massachusetts is so beautiful and they chose the perfect setting for stunning engagement photos!

  • jiyeon

    on October 28, 2017  2:24 am

    ahhh adventurous sessions are my absolute favs. also these two look so freaking adorable. also you killed this session!

  • Maria Newman

    on October 28, 2017  3:43 am

    I love how unposed this session is. They look so happy and comfortable. Adventure sessions are wonderful!

  • Whitney Milton

    on October 28, 2017  5:53 pm

    Everytime I see your work my heart melts. Your work is just so authentic and organic! Truly beautiful art.

  • Lacey Fincher

    on October 28, 2017  8:43 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful engagement session! They really do seem like "wild spirits" and so in love!

  • Heather Scott

    on October 28, 2017  8:50 pm

    That last photo gave me the chills! Seriously, all of these are so dreamy and free! Love them all!

  • Cori

    on October 29, 2017  12:45 am

    The black and whites are incredible! Love to learn about them and also see how much love they have for one another

  • Sarah Holladay

    on October 29, 2017  4:13 am

    Congratulations to Alex and Seth on their engagement! These images are so sultry and intimate. Dexter Drumlin is such a gorgeous location and I adore the emotion you captured between these too. There is so much care and confidence in their embrace... beautiful work!

  • Emily Moore

    on October 29, 2017  4:39 am

    You weren't kidding! It really does look like you escaped to England or Scotland for this engagement session! What a beautiful location -- and I can't believe it's hidden in Massachusetts! Also -- her dress is just gorgeous! I love it, and it's perfect for fall! Lovely work!

  • Sarah

    on October 29, 2017  12:47 pm

    Oh my this session makes me swoon! You captured their love so well! I love the moody feel!