Marisa + James | Engagement at The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA

When Marisa first called me about being the photographer on her wedding day I asked her a ton of questions like I do with all of my brides, "tell me everything"… As she went on to tell me some of the details I was quickly struck by her laid back, yet spunky attitude rather than the wedding itself {hey, I'm just being honest}. I love when this happens. I remember specifically writing in her file "book this girl, seems fun". haha, yes, I did that. Since Marisa wanted a beach engagement shoot we decided on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. We had such a great time and as always, James {her man} was a great sport about it. See, usually guys aren't down with engagement pictures, but I always seem to find a way to get the men to have fun! Love is Art and Art is Fun {it's true}!  We started at the beach and then drove around the estate. We were driving awfully fast from location to location in order to beat the rain.  As soon as we wrapped up the session, the skies opened up and it poured for the rest of the evening. I think that's a good omen for their wedding day!

Peace, Love & Art,

April K

Beach engagement shoots typically are windy… I love the wind blow hair look {I really do!}

I love the emotion...

Just a guy who loves his girl

I love this montage of beach-ness, so fresh!

I'm a sucker for romance and I love this picture, so much!

We drove over to the Crane Estate and when I saw this beautiful area of course I got all excited!

So we were looking at these finely manicured greens… Me: "how do you feel about taking your shoes off and running up that hill?" Marisa: "I'll do anything" hahaha, so much fun!

and though I love a good time, I also love these quiet moments