Sara and Jeremiah envisioned a beautiful fall engagement session in their hometown of Portsmouth, NH. Shortly after booking me to photograph their September 30th, 2016 wedding, the couple started planning their engagement session and the idea arose to incorporate their date in the images by writing on pumpkins. It is such a cute idea to use for "save the date" cards to mail out to family and friends.
On October 23rd, I arrived in Portsmouth, NH to photograph Sara and Jeremiah for their engagement session. We met up at Prescott Park as the sun was setting. There were many beautiful locations in the area that made for some wonderful photos. We walked downtown and created images with more of an urban atmosphere, then we went to the property surrounding Strawbery Banke Museum. I absolutely love this location. The property is a historic village, celebrating heritages, cultures, communities and history that took place from the late 17th to the mid-20th century. The historic site not only capsules the houses from that time period, it also holds beautiful gardens, many of which have beautiful arbors and other architecture.
As the evening came to an end, Sara and Jeremiah went out to the docks that overlook the Piscataqua River. I photographed them during the last minutes of daylight. It was a spectacular view and a beautiful evening that will be remembered through these photographs.
An interesting tidbit: Strawbery Bank was the location that I first used an SLR camera (yes, that's film!) back in 1998 on a job shadow in eighth grade for the Portsmouth Press Herald. This location has special meaning to me, as I also grew up visiting this area from Maine with my family.