Ben & Hedda – Engagement Photo Safari :)

On Sunday on my way back to Connecticut I detoured to Canaan, NH to meet up with Ben & Hedda for their engagement shoot. Ben & Hedda are getting married on July 5th on the North Fork of Long Island and if it was possible, after hearing about all the details I am even MORE excited to be shooting it.

When the words BBQ, folk band, and wedding by the ocean were mentioned I was sold – then I find out that instead of a cake there will be ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Forgive me Ben & Hedda – I know the name of them rhymes but I can’t for the life of me remember what they are called! I think Louie is involved but when I google Chewy Louie it comes up with a dog biscuit so maybe I’m on the wrong track…. We did have a sample of these delectable treats over dinner though and they are yummy.

Needless to say it takes a special couple to bring me out of what I’m sure will be a pre-wedding whirlwind (Jeff and I are getting married the next weekend) but I just couldn’t possibly say no – I’m SO psyched!

We started at Hedda’s parents house (Strider & Brody hung out with their two goldens and had a grand time) and basically toured the town from there. We started referring to it as a photo safari 🙂

This was a series in the first ten pictures I snapped – I knew we were going to have a good time 🙂


Ben & Hedda feel like if two people are engaged they should both outwardly acknowledge it by wearing rings – I think this makes a lot of sense. We’ll see if this starts a trend in the future…..

We knew we wanted to incorporate the lake. At first they sat on some stairs lakeside while I waded in with my jeans rolled up and thankfully didn’t fall down. After that I was sporting quite the look as you can imagine 🙂

We then retreated to higher ground….a neighbor’s dock. Did I mention Hedda & Ben know EVERYONE on Main Street in Canaan – we had people waving to us, inviting us to use their houses – it was pretty funny 🙂

We took one neighbor up on their offer when I saw this barn.

Did I mention Ben is allergic to the woods and blossoms? He held up remarkably well 🙂

I’m not usually into really funky textures on my photos but this one I like.

This wheel is on the main street and Hedda and Ben admitted they had never been up close to it. So we decided to get up, close, AND personal 🙂

After finishing part 1 of our safari we did a costume change, powered up with a snack, and headed off to hike Mt. Cardigan. This was my first time hiking a mountain for a photo shoot but the view was well worth the effort.

We had fun playing with shadows.

Young children do not be scared by this photo – it is merely Ben imitating a monster 🙂

I love the scope of this one

The photo safari team….thank you camera timer 🙂

Enjoy your slideshow – I can’t WAIT for the wedding….and before that the rehearsal dinner 🙂