We plotted and planned out the perfect day, it was going to be a gorgeous afternoon in a long series of gorgeous fall afternoons. With warm and humid days lasting well into October, I was grateful when a few crisp fall days blew into Stonington after Halloween.
I peeked at the weather forecast for the week and saw “dangerous winds, bitter cold temperatures” all scheduled for the day we had planned for a seaside engagement session. On a peninsula sticking out into the water and wind. GREAT.
But, knowing they were busy professionals coming from Massachusetts, I didn’t want to make a change in the schedule, and neither did they, so we forged ahead with the planned date. AND I’M SO GLAD WE DID!
I loved this session, and I love how cozy and in-love they are–it was the perfect day for them to snuggle close, and not a single complaint about the bitter cold and wind. You would never, ever know from looking at these photos that A) I was wearing a long down parka and B) the “FEELS LIKE” temperature was 26 degrees–these two made it look romantic, warm and wonderful.
At one point we ducked inside for a glass of wine at Stonington’s Breakwater Grille, where they graciously handled my request for the “seat with the best lighting” and I pointed out my favorite rooms at the Inn at Stonington. But the rest of the time was outside in the beauty of Stonington village on a peak foliage fall day, and I’m glad we braved it!
Happy love, Kylee and Brendan! So looking forward to your fall wedding next year at Saltwater Farm Vineyard, when it almost HAS to be warmer than it was this day!
Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.