Madison & Ken: A Catskills Engagement Session at Foxfire Mountain House

Madison emailed me a couple of months ago telling me she was surprising Ken with a weekend away at the gorgeous Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills and asking me if I would be willing to meet them there for their engagement session. And let me tell you I was sooo excited when I got that email and only too happy to make the trip out. Not only are the Catskill Mountains absolutely gorgeous, but Foxfire Mountain House is the coziest and most impeccably decorated hotel.

We spent the afternoon hanging out in Madison and Ken’s hotel room and then took some photos in the lovely common areas, sprawling back porch, and the glass house on the hotel’s grounds. Then, we piled into our cars and drove to Minnewaska State Park a few towns over. This weekend was actually one of the coldest weekends of the winter so far, but Madison and Ken were such good sports braving the chilly temperatures and running around in the woods – especially Madison on her stunning dramatic velvet dress. We ended the session at sunset on some epic cliffs overlooking the lake, and even though we were battered by the freezing wind, you’d never know it from how happy they looked cuddling together.

These two are also just amazing. From the minute we met them, they made us feel welcome. We chatted about everything from their wedding plans to some of our favorite authors. And it was wonderful.

As always, thank you to my amazing associate Jess Nadolski. Jess typically doesn’t come to engagement sessions with me, but I sprained my wrist quite badly that week and Jess saved the day by driving us to and from the Catskills! And be sure to scroll to the end for the video of their session!

Seryn – “So Within”

a couple walking in the forest in the catskills

Thanks again to Foxfire Mountain House for allowing us to photograph there! And if you’re planning a wedding in the Catskills and you’re looking for an amazing wedding venue, check them out!

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  • Vera

    on January 31, 2018  7:07 pm

    Wow!!!! Obsessed with these! Love the in home ones so much. You captured their love beautifullly❤️

  • Kyndal

    on January 31, 2018  7:12 pm

    These are all so lovely! I love how the wind hits her hair and the joy you can see they have.

  • shannon weiss

    on January 31, 2018  7:17 pm

    Stop it. These are so incredible. LIKE SO INCREDIBLE!!!

  • Grace

    on January 31, 2018  8:57 pm

    They are adorable and I want to live in that house!

  • Madeline Potter

    on January 31, 2018  10:31 pm

    I love how effortless this entire shoot feels! wow! and all those locations are amazing <3

  • Justyna E Butler

    on February 1, 2018  3:16 am

    Oh!!! Love how cozy the entire session was and then so adventurous! That wind in her hair! Beautiful set

  • twyla

    on February 1, 2018  2:13 pm

    i love literally everything about this!!

  • Ash

    on February 1, 2018  6:05 pm

    Love the way this shoot transitions from indoor to outdoor! Beautiful work!

  • Randi Kreckman

    on February 1, 2018  6:49 pm

    I am obsessed with this session!! So pretty and they are adorable.

  • Gabi

    on February 1, 2018  8:07 pm

    This engagement session on Foxfire mountain is FIRE! Loveee love love!

  • Kara

    on February 1, 2018  10:32 pm

    This engagement session is seriously stunning! I love the in home shots and the shots of them walking around in classy evening wear are gorgeous!

  • Sarah Meza

    on February 1, 2018  10:51 pm

    Holyyyyy!! I'm obsessed with this set! :) And oh my gosh, her velvet dress!

  • Courtney Meili

    on February 2, 2018  1:46 am

    WOWZA. these tones. the emotion. i am so obsessed. <3

  • Matt Ritscher

    on February 2, 2018  4:23 pm

    Great tones in these edits! I love this session.

  • Maddie Mae

    on February 2, 2018  7:57 pm

    Okay now this is what I'm talking about! You are so talented. These are lovely lovely photos!

  • sydney

    on February 2, 2018  9:08 pm

    This engagement session is absolutely amazing!

  • James

    on February 3, 2018  2:18 am

    These photos are so beautiful.

  • Paul

    on February 18, 2018  2:16 pm

    Wonderful engagement photography!