Harkness…a beautiful park that makes for a beautiful engagement session
Greetings! In this blog post, I’ll show you what I did during a Harkness State Park engagement session with my newest clients, Shana and Tom. To make it worth your while, I’ll also point out three suggestions for where you should take photos at this big, beautiful location.
Location #1: The Paved Path and Grassy Area
I ended up becoming Shana and Tom’s photographer for their Harkness State Park engagement session after a referral from a mutual friend. The four of us (their dog, Logan, included) met along the paved path next to (east of) the parking lot (PDF warning). We started the shoot there, and it’s the first of my three suggestions!
This path makes for some really nice depth of field-type shots during a stroll. I’m excited to shoot here again in the summer and fall.
Just to the right (east) of the path is a large, open, grassy area. Shana and Tom’s furry friend, Logan, did great. He sure did keep an eye on the camera!
Shana and Tom took to their feet, too, for some more shots in this area along the path.
Location #2: Behind the Mansion
When I scouted the park in preparation for this Harkness engagement session, this next area also caught my eye: the area behind the Eolia Mansion. If you have followed my work at all, you know that I love to use light. This little alcove amongst the trees provided a great opportunity!
Just to the right (south) of this “tree cave” (great name, huh?) area are stairs to the mansion. This was a great spot to have my Harkness engagement session couple sit down and take a break.
And this brings us to the last of my recommended locales within Harkness Memorial State Park…
Location #3: The Shoreline
Yup, I’ve saved the best for last. If you find yourself partaking in your own Harkness engagement session, be sure to get down to the water!
The park bench here is very conducive to good couples photography due to the beautiful horizon in the distance.
To close out Shana and Tom’s Harkness engagement session, I decided to fade the background a little bit and get some nice, wide shots of them.
And lastly, a nice kiss to close things out!
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