Engaged couple at Groton's Haley Farm State Park engagement session

Introduction: Engagement Sessions at Groton’s Haley Farm State Park

It’s nestled away between the Poquonock Bridge, Groton Long Point, and Noank sections of Groton. It’s huge, weighing in at about 250-plus acres of public land. It has multiple walking and biking trails that people enjoy year round. What is it? It’s Haley Farm State Park.

In this post, I’ll show you the magic of Haley Farm engagement sessions.

Fall Haley Farm Engagement Session: Steph and Matt

Wedding planning is a lot of work…but love certainly makes it all worth it.

On a fall day in October of 2018, I had the pleasure of photographing Steph and Matt’s fall engagement session! Their chosen location was, of course, Groton, CT’s Haley Farm State Park. Just as an update, these two have since tied the knot and I was honored to be their wedding photographer!

In southeastern Connecticut, I have to say that fall has to be the absolute best time for an engagement session. Leaves may be a pain to clean up, but they make for some great color in photos. These two were all smiles; naturals in front of the camera! Additionally, their props fit perfectly into the setting and added some flair. They did a great job of helping me dodge the bicyclists and runners on the trails, too.

As you can see, with tons of trees and foliage, a fall engagement session is truly a colorful affair, especially at Haley Farm State Park.

Winter Haley Farm Engagement Session: Tammie and David

A woman and man walk and hold hands while looking at each other with a blue sky, golden grass, and snow remnants during their winter Haley Farm engagement session.
Sometimes, Connecticut weather doesn’t know what it wants to do.

This past winter, Tammie and David booked me for their upcoming wedding. When I asked where they’d like to have their engagement session, Haley Farm was high on their list!

Returning to this great location allowed me to try some new things photographically. Additionally, we took great advantage of some other spots within the park.

Closing Remarks: Haley Farm Is a Great Choice

Obviously, if getting outside in a calm area for your engagement session appears to you, then Haley Farm State Park is a great choice. One of my other favorite things about this place is how it’s accessible year round.

Also, I wish Steph and Matt the best as they finish planning their wedding and move on towards their date. We had a great time at Haley Farm during their engagement session. (BTW, their wedding was great, too.) Likewise, Tammie and David’s session was a blast, also incorporating Mystic and Noank in the fun. I’m really excited to capture their wedding soon.


I used the following references at different points in this post:

  1. Google Maps
  2. State of CT DEEP, “Haley Farm State Park”
  3. AllTrails.com, “Best trails in Haley Farm State Park, Connecticut”

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