Jackie and John will be getting married in December at Woodwinds in Branford CT. So what better way to celebrate their engagement then to take a few engagement pictures. I left my little island this past weekend and after a short plane ride, and a two and a half hour drive I finally arrived. The chosen location for the engagement shoot was at Gillette's Castle in East Haddam, Connecticut. It was here that I met up with my good friend Jackie and her fiance John. It was great to see Jackie, because it has been awhile since we have been able to get together. We went to UCONN together, and I have missed her. When I arrived at Gillette's Castle, I was quickly enchanted by my surroundings. There was just something about the feel of the park and the old castle that felt familiar to me. I have always loved old buildings and abandoned places, so this location was definitely a treat for me.
The park was beautiful, it had lots of stone walls, wooden bridges, and a beautiful patio that overlooks the Connecticut River. Just getting to spend time with this couple for their engagement session showed me how comfortable and in love they are with each other. From the way that they look at each other, to the way that they make each other laugh. It was just beautiful.
We walked all over the outside of the castle and down by the woods, discovering new places along the way. It's a fantastic place to shoot with so many beautiful textures.
Jackie and John, your engagement session was so much fun and I just know your wedding day is going to be even better! We cannot wait to share that special day with you!!
"In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it." - Emile Zola