Plimoth Plantation Wedding : Sarah Loves Tim

Sarah gave the sweetest answer for what she was most excited for on her wedding day. She simply said “Marrying him.” Well, on a sunny day in May she and Tim did just that, surrounded by everyone they love at Plimoth Plantation. It was such a beautiful day full of laughter, joy, and romance – we are so happy we were able to be a part of it. Congrats again, Sarah & Tim!

Our 7 Favorite Engagement Locations (Right Now)

The most common question couples ask me is where to meet for their engagement session. There are so many factors to consider (see this post for more) but I do have a few locations that I always enjoy returning to. Here are my top 7 favorite spots right now.

  1. Nobska Light – This beach is super gorgeous with rocks out in the water and the lighthouse in the background. We can get lovely greenery, stunning views, and pink sunsets on the ocean – totally dreamy for your engagement session!
  2. The Knob – The best of both worlds, this location has a small hike to the point overlooking the ocean. Perfect for couples who love the beach and the woods, and are up for a little adventure.
  3. Bradley Estate – Gosh, this place is a hidden treasure! Pretty gardens surround this brick estate, creating an ideal spot for your classic New England engagement photos. And not far from the Cape or Boston!
  4. Newport Mansions & Cliffwalk – Be sure to wear your walking shoes to this spot, as you will want to explore the entire 3.5 mile walk, although you don’t have to because there are literally breath-taking photo spots all along this path. Mansions and oceanside cliffs make this a super romantic engagement session location!
  5. Bourne Farm – Looking for a rustic barn on Cape Cod? Bourne Farm is the perfect location for your engagement session! Rolling fields and a gray shingled barn are just some of the charms. 
  6. Ocean Edge – For couples looking to have gardens and beach photos, Ocean Edge is a good fit. The architecture totally looks like a fairytale, and there is the most beautiful tree in the front yard. A small (pretty) boardwalk brings you to the ocean for a completely different photo feel. 
  7. Colt State Park – Located in RI, some features of this location are a gorgeous stone bridge, ocean views, as well as plenty of green space to explore.

BONUS – Onset Bay

Okay, full disclosure, this is literally my neighborhood. And oh my goodness, it is PRETTY. It is a great beach location that is *typically* not super busy even in the summer months. Plus, I know all the secret spots. ; )


I totally love exploring new places, too! Let me know if you have a spot that is special to you and your fiance, as that will make your photos even more meaningful. *swoon*


Chatham Bars Inn Wedding : Liz Loves Brian

Liz & Brian now live out of town, but grew up in Massachusetts and knew they wanted to have a Cape Cod wedding. They love the beach, going to restaurants, and traveling together – so a destination wedding at the gorgeous Chatham Bars Inn was the perfect fit! This small intimate wedding was absolutely beautiful. Liz and Brian exchanged vows in a gazebo by the sea surrounded by their closest family, and officiated by Liz’s grandfather. Their son Noah wore an adorable matching linen suit to dad’s and the bridesmaids wore mixed pastel dresses. The bouquets and decor by Beach Plum Florals were stunning with lilac and lavender that was just beautiful for a beach wedding. You could really feel the love shared in this family, and we were honored to be welcomed into their special day.

Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and beach days together. Cheers to the newlyweds, Liz & Brian!


Buzzards Bay Engagement : Michael Loves Andrea

This summer engagement session with Andrea & Michael in Buzzard’s Bay was SO fun!! They were all smiles and laughs; I’m so lucky to have the most amazing couples!!!! They describe their perfect day as “going out, getting drinks, and eating the hell out of a cheese platter.” Yes, please! These two are my spirit animals! Michael proposed to Andrea at Christmas with a big dinner party where he spelled out “Marry Me” in front of the fireplace. I just know their wedding is going to be amazing. We can’t wait to celebrate at Shining Tides with them in August!