I first met Michelle and Russell a couple years ago, when I photographed her sister marrying my cousin, HERE. She was such a wonderful part of the wedding day for her sister, and I had a wonderful time with them that weekend.

When Michelle reached out to me to tell me they were engaged, and wanted to do an engagement session, I was thrilled!

We made a plan to go to Beavertail State Park for a sunset session. Beavertail is one of my favorite places to shoot, as there are so many options. From the foliage/bushes, to the lighthouse, to the rocky cliffs, it was full of possibilities!

We met on a beautiful late afternoon, with a soft breeze, and some gorgeous clouds. We started out near the trees, then worked our way down to the rocky cliffs. I like to let my couples explore the landscape, and try to capture the in-between moments. The little looks, smiles, soft touches. I always try to get a couple shots looking at the camera, but for the most part, I like to try and wait for the moments.

As the sun began to set, the clouds and sky got even more dramatic. I knew I wanted at least one shot with the lighthouse in the background. I also knew I wanted the couple to POP, so I would need more than natural light. That’s where one of my favorite lighting tools came in. My MagMod system. You can check the lighting modifiers out, here

As we made our way around, chatting, and laughing, the sun continued to set, and we got one last dramatic shot off at the end.

I was thrilled when they also asked me to be their wedding photographer. I am looking forward to their wedding next year at the Warwick Country Club!

Enjoy some favorites from their session, and stay tuned for their wedding! Congratulations, you two! I can’t wait!