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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  1. Vera says:

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

  2. Kyndal says:

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

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

  4. Grace says:

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

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

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

  7. twyla says:

    i love literally everything about this!!

  8. Ash says:

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

  9. Randi Kreckman says:

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

  10. Gabi says:

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

  11. Kara says:

    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!

  12. Sarah Meza says:

    Holyyyyy!! I’m obsessed with this set! 🙂 And oh my gosh, her velvet dress!

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

  14. Matt Ritscher says:

    Great tones in these edits! I love this session.

  15. Maddie Mae says:

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

  16. sydney says:

    This engagement session is absolutely amazing!

  17. James says:

    These photos are so beautiful.

  18. Paul says:

    Wonderful engagement photography!

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