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Katie+Kevin | Engagment Session Westward Orchards Harvard MA

Our friends Katie & Kevin are engaged (duh! pretty obvious from the post title)!  I use to work with Katie as a teacher, she is an amazing person & guidance counselor for 7th & 8th graders.  She is great at what she does & I couldn’t imagine having to “counsel” teenagers everyday (and deal with parents on top of it)…before I digress too much.  Katie and Kevin met during a weekend trip to the Cape (both expecting the weekend to be a “girls & boys night” out and nothing else)  They have been together ever since and as you can see from the images are totally in LOVE!

They were kind enough to “model” for a Shoot Out that I organized for the Lowell Photo Meetup (if you are a photographer in the area find us on facebook!).  We headed to Westward Orchards (thanks to the connection from photographer Kerri Green…her husband’s family owns & runs the orchards) and myself along with a few other photographers shot their engagement session.  The little nerves that they both might have had when we started didn’t show at all in the images.  They rocked the session (which was a little chilly) and we got some AMAZING images.

Kevin & Katie working it with the wheels…sometimes you have to do silly things, it loosens you up and definitely makes for better photos!
A little snuggling is necessary for an engagement session, of course it didn’t hurt that it was a little chilly! Loved Katie’s dedication to getting on the tractor in her heels.   One of my favorites.  These are blueberry bushes (Kerri, correct me if I’m wrong) that turned the most lovely shade of orange/red.  I also loved that they were so symmetrical in rows. We set up a little picnic in the orchard.  a great quilt -check! some yummy Champagne -check! Apple Pie -check!  Great photos -check & check! We didn’t have sun for most of the shoot, it was a very overcast day, when it showed up for about 15 minutes we ditched the quilt and shot, shot, shot! I hand-painted this parasol for my wedding and decided to bring it to the session.    Yeah, for yummy light and not too many smushed apples on the ground.  We did have to clear the ground a bit before they laid down, but I am sure it is way better then at the height of apple season.I am sure you already know this Katie… but I’ll say it anyway, you are gorgeous!  Absolutely Stunning!
Get out with Kevin’s great blue eyes, they are such a great shade of blue & the light only made them bluer. (I hope you are blushing too much, Kevin) This is a guilty pleasure shot for Katie…she LOVES, LOVES, LOVES Twilight.  As soon as we started talking about shooting in an apple orchard, the first things she asked was can we do the Twilight shot.  I was happy to oblige her!  (I’m totes Team Edward if you were wondering)

Katie & Kevin thank you for being amazing & so great!  We can’t wait to shoot their wedding this coming June.  I am sure it will be full of love & lots of laughs.


Engaged? Get a cool wedding website!

Our main site is designed through Showit.  They offer a great service where you can create a really great site all by yourself without having to understand all the in’s and out’s of html & flash.  What makes it really great is we can update our site whenever we want.  It took a little work initially to get it all set up, but now I can easily tweak it.  The also offer templates that you can use, but when I created our site, I didn’t use a template (silly me).  If you are looking for great website (remember it’s your first connection with your clients) I suggest checking out showit.  They make it super easy & are constantly coming up with new & cool things.

Anyway, they have offered these +sites for quite sometime, but we hadn’t had a reason to use it before.  After shooting Katie & Kevin’s engagement session I remembered how photographer Stephen Knuth (as well as many others) use +sites to create wedding sites for their clients.  I was able to easily start with a template and then tweak it to create a custom website for Katie & Kevin.

If you book an engagement session with us, you now get a personalized wedding site from us.  I know many wedding planning sites offering web sites to couples.  The problem with those is they aren’t well designed & they can be a pain to setup.  All you need to do is give us the information of how you met & the details for your wedding ceremony & reception.  I’ll put it all together with the amazing photos we take during your engagement session.  The other great thing is after the wedding we’ll update your site with a slideshow of your wedding images.  Showit also offers another great function where you can have your website on your Facebook profile.  All you need to do is have the Showit app installed.

Here is a screen shot of the site…but make sure you go check it out in person.  I am super excited to offer it to our couples!