Yesterday's weather reminded me a lot of Barbara and Matt's Newport Engagement Session. Gray and rainy in the morning, followed by a lift in the skies and a short evening window to get outside! These two were determined to make this September day work - hair and makeup was done, the location was chosen, and the weather would just have to hold up! The rain literally stopped 15 minutes before we started the session on Ocean Drive in Newport. It was that beautiful light gray sky with soft light. And boy was I grateful!
Barbara and Matt are one of those couples who just like to have a lot of fun with each other. They met each other through an online dating site and certainly are the perfect match. Matt hails from Buffalo, New York and works in the business world as a product manager with a payment cycle management firm. Barbara on the other hand is from western Massachusetts and is a managing partner at a physical therapy firm. Both very professional, driven, and successful people! They got engaged in April 2015 right on the water and have been busy planning a big wedding for their big Polish families ever since. It's hard to believe that their wedding is just 2 months away!!
When we were choosing the location for their engagement session, I wanted to focus on two of the best natural locations in Newport I know - Ocean Drive and Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown, RI. Ocean Drive is one of my favorites simply because there are so many nooks and crannies to tuck into. Despite all the enormous mansions, there are actually quite a few small beaches, pathways, and marshes that are just so picturesque. Not to mention, the gray light really added to that classic New England look.
If you haven't been to Sweet Berry Farm yet, I suggest getting over there ASAP! This sweet little farm is just a few miles from the beaches of Newport and has 100 acres of preserved farm land. They offer a great selection of fruits, vegetables and cheeses, as well as pick-your-own seasons and a cafe with delicious treats. The fall is one of my favorite times to go to Sweet Berry because of the apple orchards and the towering sunflowers. It is just gorgeous! I was so excited to share this special spot with Barbara and Matt for their fall engagement session. I love the way the light and flowers made the whole atmosphere seem rustic and romantic.
And then we got into the heart of it all - SPORTS! These two are huge sports fans…and rivals!! Both in hockey and in football this house is divided! And we have the photos to prove it...
Good thing they plan to play for the same team as Mr. and Mrs. Can't wait to photograph Barbara and Matt's wedding June 11, 2016 in Bristol, Rhode Island.