Laura and Dave's Seaport engagement photography

The spring is always crazy in New England for doing engagement photography.  It could be beautiful and sunny or cold and windy.  We had some luck with Laura and Dave's engagement shoot over in the seaport of Boston and the weather was fantastic.  They were a lot of fun, and it was great to be able to spend a few hours with them making pictures.  Here are a few images from the shoot as a little sneak and some words from the couple. 

How did you two meet?


Dave and I met at work a few years ago. We worked in completely separate departments so we rarely talked or interacted with each other. I thought he was very cute and even told my friend that I had a feeling about him - she thought I was crazy since we barely spoke at work! Flash forward to a year later our co-worker wanted to go out to celebrate my one year anniversary with the company. Dave ended up coming out and we hit it off! A week later he asked me out on a date and the rest is history.

Tell us the proposal story~


Dave told me to pack my bags for a surprise weekend away this past December. I had a hunch he might be proposing. We went to the Berkshires and stayed at the Cranwell Resort which was beautiful. We hit the spa in the afternoon and had plans for dinner in the town next door later in the evening. I assumed he was going to propose at dinner. He mentioned we had a resort credit we should use so he had me hurry up and get ready so we could grab a drink at the tavern at the hotel before our dinner. Once I was ready Dave and I walked outside and he pulled me over to the pretty view of the mountains - and where he had set up a picnic! I was so surprised! He proposed then, and we went to dinner after. I was so glad he was still able to surprise me!

What details are you most excited about for your wedding? EX. cake, vendors, location, etc.

We are most excited to celebrate with our family and friends with a night of dinner and dancing!

Where are you getting married?

We are getting married at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.

Where is the reception?

We are having both the ceremony and reception at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.

What look were you going for in your engagement session?

We wanted to look good! Dave and I are so terrible at taking pictures of ourselves we wanted nice photos that we can frame and display around our house. We picked the Seaport in Boston since that is where we met and it provided a beautiful backdrop.

Do you have any tips or advice for couples getting ready for their session?

I got my hair and makeup done for the engagement session and I highly recommend it. It was nice to be able to sit back and relax and let the professionals work their magic. Also just try to relax and enjoy the experience!