Peter & Gwen’s Deerfield Engagement Shoot

On Monday afternoon I traveled up to Old Deerfield, MA to photograph Gwen & Peter’s engagement session. They are getting married at the Mt. Holyoke chapel and having their reception at the Blue Heron in Sunderland. Gwen & Peter wanted to do an autumnal themed shoot so we started across the river at Clarkdale Fruit Farms.

Now we didn’t venture TOO far into the Orchard because there were a serious amount of bugs swarming around us but this was one of the only apples we found….so we went with it!

How cute are they?!

Did I mention the bugs? If you look closely around their heads you will see specks of white. Dust on my sensor? Nope. BUGS. Gwen & Peter were very good sports about it but we could all only take it for so long….so we headed back towards Old Deerfield.

Have I mentioned I love cornfields? Driving in I had noticed one but it was right on a busy road and I didn’t think that was very conducive to them being relaxed so when we passed an unharvested corn field I swerved off the road and parked 🙂 Peter & Gwen trusted my crazy idea despite the field being a bit muddy!


I had driven around Old Deerfield before heading over to Clarkdale and spotted this wall when I was driving down Old Main Street…..super pretty 🙂

The foliage was stunning!

Excuse us while we fly over to Provence for a quick shot in a lavender field. AHHHHH! I was so excited about this. It involved me standing on my car but the light was great and they were great and I wanted to make my happy noise….but resisted….sort of.

Hop scotch to the next location – an abandoned blue train behind a farm stand I used to go to all the time.

We finished at sunset at the top of Mt. Sugarloaf. Unfortunately Mel Gibson was shooting a movie so the usual viewing platform above the fence was closed. Darn you Mel Gibson!

Gwen & Peter – it was so fun to see you again!