Fall foliage in New England is a photographer’s dream. Beautiful colors everywhere and amazing light in the afternoon. Add to that one stunning couple. And you get an absolutely perfect engagement session.

When Andrea and Eric envisioned their engagement session, they knew they wanted to capture a very "New England-y" feel; they wanted their images to show off their home at its best. They wanted fall foliage, colonial architecture, boats in a harbor. They wanted a picturesque seaside town. The north shore certainly offers plenty of options; Dave and I had recently been to Marblehead and immediately saw the potential there.


Andrea and Eric were up for anything. Andrea was wearing these awesome heals. I thought for sure she would have a tough time walking all over Marblehead in them. But she was amazing. She even scaled the rocks overlooking the water with complete grace. We found a spot for them on a rock with beautiful light. They were immediately at ease. And clearly so into each other.

bride and groom to be in marblehead mass for engagement session

They also had an opportunity to take in the views, which were gorgeous. We had perfect weather, clear skies for miles.

couple overlooking the water in marblehead, ma- north shore of boston engagement session

I so love this picture. Their heads, arms and hands form a heart shape and they fit so perfectly together.

heart shaped love of couple- enagement portraits- north shore of boston ma

engagement ring shown off during engagement portraits in marblehead, ma

We were up at the Fort Sewall park with its cool walls and buildings. The stone covered in foliage reminds me of a college campus admissions brochure. But my favorite part about this image is the way it is divided into 3 sections, with Andrea and Eric right in the middle gazing at each other.

fall foliage with engaged couple- portraits in marblehead, north shore of boston

The water was super still that evening…

fiancees walk along water in seaside fishing village- marblehead, massachusetts

which made for some beautiful reflections.

landscape of marblehead with engaged couple- north shore, boston, ma

While Andrea went to change clothes, we did a little scouting away from the water and found this really interesting spot. There were lobster traps all around and an old fishing boat.

boston photographers take couple to marblehead for their engagement session

We ventured from there a little further into town. We were looking for more beautiful trees (we were on the early side of fall at the time). Still we found some lovely color.

fiancees get closer during engagement portraits in marblehead, ma

Have leaves, will play! And with gusto, too.

playing in red leaves during their engagement session in marblehead- a small seaside villeage in north eastern mass

The night grew cooler as the sun set and the moon rose. Andrea and Eric cuddled together under the purple October sky.

couple enjoys the moonrise in marblehead ma- overlooking the water

This enagement session with Andrea and Eric was so much fun; we can’t wait to celebrate with them at the Harding Allen Estate in Barre, MA.

Many thank you’s to you both for your trust in us and for being willing to try anything.

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