Becca and Brad's Coastal Maine Engagement Session

When thinking of an engagement session, Becca and Brad wanted a variety of relaxed, romantic images for a “Save the Date” card for their coastal Maine wedding coming in 2022. We worked closely with them to come up with a plan for an engagement shoot that would provide plenty of options, as well as being a fun and enjoyable way to spend an evening. Engagement sessions are memorable for both the couple and the photographer -- all the specifics of the wedding are often still far away and the entire focus can be on the relationship, the light, and the landscape.  

We began photographing at Dyer Point next to the Lobster Shack restaurant in Cape Elizabeth so the couple could walk the beach with a view of one of the lighthouses that form Two Lights. The American painter Edward Hopper helped make these views quite famous! The walk along the rocky point was a joy to frame with the crashing surf of this part of the Maine coast, and we also featured the historic facade of the old fog horn house. 

For the second half of the engagement session, Becca and Brad dressed more casually and planned to have their pups, Ava and Brody, run with them on Crescent Beach. Brad opened a celebratory bottle of champagne and the dogs chased the cork as it spiraled into the evening air. We enjoyed capturing a mix of candid photos, impromptu glances, and a few classic poses. 

The evening grew more and more beautiful on the beach as the light dimmed and the shadows grew longer. Though the clouds added a blue tone to the sky the overall effect of the evening light was warm and glowy. We were even treated to an almost full moon on this picture perfect night!

Can’t wait to photograph these two again next year.