Catherine & John's Engagement Session at Lawrence Island

This whole blogging thing is brand new for me! I’ve been doing it in my head for years but now that I have finally redesigned my website (thanks to the wonderful Megan Yui!) I am putting my thoughts to paper, or internet, whatever. I have photographed so many wonderful people since starting this business so I’m going to do a little back tracking to feature some of my favorite sessions but I thought I would start with my first session of 2019.

I met Catherine when I started working as a surface designer at a small start up in Yarmouth. Surface design is my other professional pass time. We had the opportunity to travel a little together and as most coworkers do, we learned a lot about each other. I was able to meet her lovely little lady Harper! You will see her during this session and I heard a lot about her then boyfriend John. Finally, years later I got to meet him for the first time when we got together to discuss their upcoming wedding over beers at the BBC in the heights.

John and Catherine are perfect compliments to one another! They are both local Cape Codders and really embody all the best qualities of this community. Small business owners (Catherine runs an online boutique that does pop up parties! https://harpandsole.com/ ) fisher(wo)men, and beer lovers, I knew we would have fun at their engagement session.

We decided to shoot at Lawrence Island because it really captured the coastal look they were going for and is dog friendly. I spend a lot of time here so I knew it was important that we caught golden hour during low tide which happened to be exactly the day that we wanted to shoot. If you come here during high tide you’re not getting anywhere.

We started off with a a simple shot in front of the harbor. This is where the path starts.

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After this quick shot we kept walking down the path. The sky was looking a little suspect but there was no rain in the forecast. We came across the beautiful blue boat house and couldn’t pass that up. Check out this gorgeous texture and color scheme.

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Quickly after snapping this shot it started to rain. Normally I would never climb up on someone’s boat house with out their permission but when it rains by the coast it is a hair nightmare so we took advantage of that little bit of coverage. Thank you to whoever owns this structure! And, sorry for using your deck.

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You can see the Island in the back as the rain started to clear up.

You can see the Island in the back as the rain started to clear up.

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Then the prettiest thing happened! We saw a beautiful rainbow appear in the distance with a little shadow of a twin to the right. Is anyone else having flash backs of that double rainbow video that went viral years ago? Push it out of you mind, focus! So this would ordinarily be special but when John and Catherine told me rainbows have appeared for them at certain special moments in the past we decided it wasn’t a coincidence and were suddenly thankful for the rain, hence the beer.

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Onward we went with this new beautiful post rain glisten all around us.

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Catherine found a perfectly in tact conch shell on the beach! So naturally….

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Look at this gorgeous saphire stone! It is really perfect for Catherine because it is timeless, classic, fashionable and a tad coastal.

We took a minute to enjoy the sunset before heading over to the Jetty.

We took a minute to enjoy the sunset before heading over to the Jetty.

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When your parents leave you with the photographer…

When your parents leave you with the photographer…

They always come back though.

They always come back though.

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Careful what you ask for Harper!

Careful what you ask for Harper!

So, that was a small sampling from their engagement session! I’m so excited to be photographing their wedding this weekend at The Flying Bridge in Falmouth. We have some surprises in store so be sure to watch our stories on instagram to see the day unfold, and check back here to see another blog post of the day! And, be sure to check out Catherine’s website https://harpandsole.com/ - I have tons of cute stuff from her and I get a TON of wear out of every piece. The quality is great and the prices are comfy for my wallet. XO!