Kelly & Kevin's Portsmouth & Great Island Common New Hampshire Engagement Portraits

With less than a day to go before Kelly & Kevin get married (YIKES!), I wanted to take a look back at their engagement portraits we took in October 2014. We planned their session to coincide with the foliage and Mother Nature awarded up for a gorgeous day for exploring downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Kelly & Kevin are lucky enough to call the area home, so they wanted to be sure that their engagement photos represented that aspect of their life together. From visiting Prescott Park with a super adorable picnic basket and blanket to the steeple of the North Church, we certainly captured what makes Portsmouth so awesome (and made me question why I don't spend more time there myself!). With the city covered, we took off to Great Island Common in New Castle, New Hampshire, in search of foliage and the amazing coastline. We certainly hit it out of the park with both! Watching the sunset behind the trees made for the most gorgeous light ever. Add in the ocean breeze to blow Kelly's hair around a bit and it was the perfect way to wrap up the day.

I cannot believe how fast the past year has flown by since you first contacted me, Kelly & Kevin. I am so excited to see you both on Saturday!

Brittany & Dan :: Trashing the Dress in Portsmouth and Footbridge Beach in Ogunquit

Oh, Brittany and Dan. How I love thee! These two love birds were married back in June during an especially gorgeous (aka warm) early summer day. With grand plans for a first look in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we were all super excited to get lots of yummy portraits of the two of them before they tied to knot. But, as luck had it, there was not only a wedding set up where the "meeting spot" was supposed to be and the park was filled with Chowder Fest people! Obviously, our plans were dashed.

Not wanting to miss out, we got together again after the wedding and honeymoon to capture photos in those beloved locations much like we had envisioned for a couple months prior (minus Brittany's longer hair thanks to the post marriage chop, which I loved!). Here is a sneak peek of the magic that we caught during our session together. I love these two super bunches! I dare say you can just feel how in love they are. Ahhh.... *happy sigh*

The bridge shot below was one of our "really want to take" shots for our time together. Unfortunately, the bridge was closed and it was VERY clear there would be no walking on the bridge deck itself. However, never underestimate the power of a white dress and a really determined photographer. And a construction guy who wasn't afraid to get yelled at my his boss for letting us jump the barricades. :-)

[smugmug_gallery id="21640071_PDzR42" thumbnails="top" size="medium"]