Harkness Memorial State Park Engagement Session :: Estate and Gardens :: Sunset on the Beach :: Kat and Matt

For a lot of people, most people really, having your photos taken before the wedding planning and wedding photography process usually means a selfie or a 'stand and cheese' group picture. Engagement sessions are a whole other kind of experience and it can be intimidating. The photos are really meant to catch your personalities and how in love you are.. a bit more intimate than your average selfie. There may have been some nerves in the equation at the start of this session but you wouldn't know; Kat and Matt really rocked it! Well.. as long as you don't ask Kat for a 'serious face'!

They were so comfortable together and ready to laugh and play around. There's so much love between these two and it's a lot of fun to be around them. We started the session at the mansion in Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT; walking around the gorgeous gardens and checking out the outside of the mansion. It's incredible to think that it was a family home once! Then, after an outfit change, we spent some time right before sunset on a rocky portion of the beach. There was some more laughing, hugging, a bubbly Champagne toast, and even some twirling.. I'm still thinking about the beautiful, flowy dress that Kat had on then. Perfect twirling dress! It was a really great evenign and I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos from it here!

The Farms Country Club July Wedding Reception in Wallingford, CT :: St. Paul Church Wedding Ceremony in Kensington, CT :: Sneak Peek :: Ashley & Kevin

Ashley and Kevin have been together and a part of each others lives for a long time; over a decade and since high school in fact! They found each other early, and have been so lucky to be able to grow together and share so much along the way. It was clear on Saturday that they were already family. And to make it official, Ashley and Kevin were married at St. Paul Church in Kensington, CT on Saturday followed by their wedding reception at The Farms Country Club Reception in Wallingford, CT. It was an incredibly beautiful day, full of love, excitement, dancing.. there was even a romantic surprise from Kevin to Ashley in the form of a song written just for her! The photos below are a quick peek at this beautiful day - stay tuned for more in just a few weeks!