Ben & Hedda – Engagement Photo Safari :)

May 30, 2008

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 πŸ™‚

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


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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

I love the scope of this one

The photo safari team….thank you camera timer πŸ™‚

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


amanda, these are so full of life and love!

Great shots, AH!!!!! love the ring and texture shot. Next time you go hiking up a mountain invite Carla. She loves hiking up mountains, hahah. Awesome Job!!!!!! MR

E. Broderick Photography

Ooh–love these images. I know I had already seen some, but there are some new ones in here that are just gorgeous! The first two sets–the triptychs–are my favorite. They really are the cutest couple! Love her shirt. I also love the textured one with their feet and the shot of their 2 rings. (Oh–and the vista shot of them from the back…nice…Worth the climb for sure.)


Robin Dini Photography

these are amazing. i love the cherry blossoms shot. the whole series feels like an adventure. you are so fun!

these 2 are like completely adorable–I mean cute together and individually–how much easier does that make shooting? (can i come shoot with you?!) As for climbing a mountain …well- I would have suggested a chopper to drag my big butt up top πŸ™‚

Jessica Del Vecchio

These are fab, Amanda! Great job – Ben & Hedda look like an amazing and fun couple. I’m sure their wedding will be a blast!

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