Fun and playful are Karen + Matt’s middle name!  From the moment we met at Petey’s in Rye, New Hampshire, we hit it off.  I love getting to know my couples before I stick my camera in their face.  I’ve found having a drink and grabbing a bite before their golden hour session is my sweet spot.  These two were naturals with each other.  I did not ask Matt to do the dip, he just did it himself!  I encourage all my couples to just be themselves, don’t look at the camera and have a great time experiencing the surroundings.  As you can see from their destination engagement session, that’s exactly what happened.  I love their adventurous hearts and cannot wait to celebrate with them on their wedding day!

When I was trying to figure out what beaches to photograph Karen and Matt for their destination engagement, I did some research and found Jenness Beach in Rye, New Hampshire.  I had been there a few years ago and it wasn’t nearly as crowded as it was on July 4. Thank goodness my husband and I found the perfect location close to where we were meeting them for dinner at Petey’s.

Why New Hampshire?  George and I were on our way to Maine to see my family and Karen and Matt live in Boston.  Destination engagements are always a good idea to enjoy a gorgeous summer day at the beach!  If you want to get away, I have some stunning locations in the mountains, woodlands or waterfalls.  We can go anywhere your heart desires and if that means to Ireland or Colorado, I won’t say no.

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  1. Oh my! It just got steamy up in here! GORGEOUS JOB! Rye Harbor looks like it’s a beautiful destination area!

  2. This couple was super playful! It seems like you spent so much time with them — and were able to get a ton of different backgrounds showcasing Rye Harbor at its best!

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