A House of Seven Gables Engagement Session
I don't think that many couples can say that an earthquake brought them together, but for James and Debbie that's exactly what happened. Both were traveling and met while on a hiking expedition in Patagonia. They interacted some but spent little time together during the trip. At the end of the trip however, there was a huge earthquake destroying the airport that they were supposed to leave from. Huddled under a tent, waiting for a return flight back to the States, James and Debbie began to fall in love. It would take a few more dates and a long distance relationship to solidify their commitment, but their shared experience under that tent built the foundation that is their relationship today. I for one find that wildly romantic!
Last week I met them both in Salem at the House of the Seven Gables for their engagement session. Both love the outdoors and historic settings and the Gables was the perfect spot for these two! I simply adore the history and charm of this area of Salem and I am so thankful for the wonderful team at the Gables who welcomed and invited us in!!
So grab your favorite hot fall drink (it's a blustery day out there!), and enjoy James and Debbie's lovely and charming fall engagement session in Salem!
How adorable are they?! I knew right away that I was going to have fun with them!!This white room was a photographer's dream...Definitely a favorite from the day!Adorable...I love this one too...there were so many nooks to photograph in, I loved it!!I love this series!! That red house was an awesome backdrop!!After a quick jaunt across the property we snuck away into the garden. The light and color made it simply magical.After a quick outfit change we stole a few more portraits in the courtyard.LOVE this one!!The trees were full of beautiful foliage in and around the side streets near the Gables. The light was perfect and so of course we had to take advantage!!These next few are some of my favorites from their session. When I asked if they would be up for throwing some leaves in the air, James couldn't have been more excited!! I love when couples take chances and trust in my vision, because you end up with adorable pictures like these;)!LOVE these!! James was giggling because Debbie was having a little trouble throwing the leaves just the right way...hehe.Foliage perfection.The good looking couple. Work it guys!!Debbie, you are beautiful!James is originally from the area and so we wanted to make sure that they had pictures which represented all that is wonderful about New England. Of course we had to get a few pictures near the rocky coast. LOVE, love, love, the result!!A perfect ending to a perfect fall afternoon!