Happy Holidays, Everyone! And a very extra special congrats to all those sweethearts who received the very best present of all, the "Yes!" that means a wedding is in the works. The engagement period is such fun. One of our fave parts is the e-session. These are fun, unique opportunities for us to get to know our couples. And so today I thought I would share one beautiful session from earlier this year.

We spent a Sunday morning at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate with Mollie and Matt, tromping around the grounds and enjoying some amazing views. They chose to do their engagement session on the estate, which also happens to be where they celebrated their wedding, because they loved the venue so much and were concerned they either wouldn’t have time to do all they wanted on their wedding day, or that the weather might not cooperate. We were happy to oblige as it is absolutely one of the most beautiful spots in the Boston area.

We started in the sunken Italian gardens. I adore this area of Castle Hill. The ruins complemented by the greenery are absolutely magical.

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich-Italian gardens on castle hill, north shore of boston, ma

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- ma ruins of italian sunken gardens in north shore of boston area

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- snuggling up in the gardens in the north shore of massachusetts boston

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- bu the entry gates of the italian sunken gardens in castle hill, north of boston, mass

Then we worked our way up to the Grand Allée and the Casino Ballroom area.

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- enjoying the scenery along the grand allee of castle hill's great house in north shore of boston ma

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- by the casino ballroom on castle hill property overlooking crane beach in mass

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- silhouette in arch by casino ballroom in castle hill

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich bride and groom to be snuggle up by the casino ballroom at castle hill


We wandered around the Great House.

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- bride and groom to be look at the great house where they will hold their reception

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- where the tent will be on their wedding day with views of green trees and crane beach below

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- with the great house in the background for their big day coming up in the fall

Finally, we went down to the Inn at Castle Hill, also where they started their honeymoon.

crane-estate-wedding-engagement-ipswich- summer views from castle hill inn of crane beach and the ocean- north shore of boston mass

A beautiful and fun way to spend a morning!

If you want more from their engagement session, definitely check out their slideshow.