It was so fun to shoot this engagement session with Jenny and Phil. A decent amount of my engagement sessions take place in the city of Boston, where I try to find as much greenery as possible to make the locations look more outdoorsy. For this location, Canoe River Campground in Mansfield, MA, I didn't have to look to find the greenery as it was already all around. This place was gorgeous, rustic, and had a beautiful pond filled with swans and ducks.
Phil's family owns this campground, so it really seemed like a fitting location to shoot their engagement photos. These two were naturals and so easy to take photos of. Their two dogs Kody and Kenpaichi, which are both rescue dogs, were there for a few photos as well. The funniest part had to be when their dog Kody was barking and whining so much at another dog that Phil had to pick him up to give him a bit more attention. Once in Phil's arms, he quieted down as he was instantly happy having his owners' attention solely on him. As you can see below, the one photo was taken during that scene. It made for some adorable photos. Kenpaichi also got his moment of fame at the end of our session as we were walking out of the campground area. He walked up on top of this rock, and posed there for several minutes. What was hilarious is that a few cars were coming into the campground at that time, and he was pretty much the official greeter of the campground.
Jenny and Phil really exude love and admiration for each other, you can see that easily through the photos taken during this session. It was so nice that Phil's son was a part of the session as well, so we really were able to capture a whole new family together. That's what I love about engagements and weddings, it really is the coming together of a whole new family, and creating new traditions.
I am so excited to capture Jenny and Phil's wedding in a little over two and a half months. These two have such an amazing future ahead of them with plenty of compassion and possibilities :)