outdoor engagement photos

    We’re so excited for Angela + John’s wedding next year! We met them for their engagement session in downtown West Palm Beach for a fun afternoon of wandering the waterfront and up Clematis Street, ending at their nearby home for a few shots with their fur-babies (we love sessions with cats!). Click below for some of our favorites from this session. Xoxo-Em + Steve

Jessica + David are one of those couples who have infectious laughs. One of them smirks, the other giggles; the next thing you know, we’re all laughing. They also have the unusual ability to relax and interact with each other naturally with cameras aimed at them, something we usually have to coach… and this they’ll probably deny. We loved their story: the quintessential families meeting at the club, “Your nephew would LOVE my granddaughter!”, which…

We love it when our clients use South Florida as a destination for their wedding… reminds us of our own wedding in Vermont! All the planning from far away can be a challenge, but the end results are so worth it. Lisa + Mike are planning their South Florida wedding from New England but had to come down before the big day for their cake tasting (and a beachy engagement session with us). We loved…

There’s something to be said for waiting a long time before you get married. Teresa and Brent have been together longer than the Pogos have known each other, have a settled routine in their lives with their daughter, and go about their daily lives just… living. Maybe you’ve heard that after a few years romance and love can get put on the back burner, and maybe that’s true for some people. Teresa and Brent blew…

We’re always a little nervous-excited when we meet clients for the first time at their engagement session… no matter how many great emails have been exchanged, being in person together is going to be totally different! We had nothing to worry about with Nicole + Scott, who both had beaming smiles despite the super-early sunrise session. (We had big smiles and lots of energy too… thanks to our iced coffees!) What a super sweet couple……

Lowery and Brian came all the way from Texas to meet with us while planning their wedding (coming up this June! Can’t wait!). We had scheduled their engagement session for a narrow window of time while they were in town for a few short days– Monday afternoon. And of course, South Florida goes and does that rare winter thing… it rained!  All day! And thunder, and… ick. So we planned the only bit of time…

We went wandering through a local park with Katie and John earlier this week for their engagement session… we had such a great afternoon getting to know this fun and energetic couple! They’re both total sports nuts (their awesome engagement story involves a sporting event), and we absolutely love how much fun they had toward the end of their session throwing around the football. Can’t wait for their wedding next spring!

We are so excited to photograph Ashley & Mac’s wedding later this fall!  They have such a fun chemistry together… always laughing and smiling at each other.  We decided to try styling their engagement session as a picnic in a field; we had to cancel our first try because of threatening weather, but finally managed to get together with gorgeous light!  Ashley & Mac are both big Scrabble fans, so it seemed only appropriate for…

Colleen and Jeff joined us for an urban engagement session on Palm Beach Island earlier this week.  The weather was beautiful– and not too hot, which is always a happy surprise this time of year.  We walked around different parts of the island, exploring for interesting backgrounds with pretty evening light and having a fun time chatting about their upcoming wedding.  The happy couple brought their adorable dog, Taylor, with them.  She was so well…

Tiffany & Mike joined us in West Palm Beach for their engagement session on Monday, and we had perfect weather for it!  Tiffany first found us nearly two years ago when we photographed the wedding of one of her friends, and made our day recently by telling us that she has always planned on having us photograph her own wedding some day (so sweet!  Thank you for the compliment!).  We had a great time with…

We met up with Alicia & Ryan for their engagement session at MacArthur State Park on Singer Island… we such a fun time in the beautiful Florida sunshine!  Congrats to a really sweet couple… we can’t wait until your wedding in April!

A Valentine’s Day post about a beautiful couple who are so in love– happy anniversary to Nichole and Jason, and congrats on your upcoming November wedding! We wandered around a park in Jupiter to find some pretty “fall” looking spots… not an easy feat in South Florida! Luckily it was a blustery chilly day, so it definitely felt like fall.  How often can you come home from a shoot here and say you were “cold”?  :-)…

We recently had the good luck to meet a very sweet couple, Jenny & Matt, for their engagement session in Jupiter.  The two of them are so in love, it was wonderful to see the happiness in their eyes when they looked at each other!  Congrats on your engagement, and we hope you love these images as much as we do.

This is the third of three New York City engagement sessions that Emily shot during her trip to the northeast.  Thanks to everyone for such a fun, welcoming trip! Molly & Gordon are engaged to be married in Lyme, New Hampshire this August.  Emily and Molly have known each other since they were 15 years old, both pining over mean high school boys!  Things have drastically improved in their love lives since then, and it…

This is the second of three New York City engagement sessions that Emily shot during her trip to the northeast… stay tuned for the third! Britney & Joe are wonderful New York photographers who own Turn Loose the Art.  Emily had been planning a visit with the happy couple while in the area anyway, and as luck would have it, they got engaged on Christmas!  An impromptu engagement shoot seemed like a fun idea, so…

This is the first of three New York City engagement sessions that Emily shot during her trip to the northeast… stay tuned for the rest! Emily joined Margot & Jeff in New York City for their engagement session in chilly Central Park earlier this month… and brr, was it cold!  Margot & Jeff are getting married in New Hampshire this fall, and we’re super excited to be able to photograph their wedding.  (It was so…

Terra & Scott joined Emily at Dubois Park in Jupiter for some sunset engagement photos– what a beautiful place!  This lovely couple is getting married next spring, so we’ll see more of them here soon.