Newburyport and Salisbury Beach Engagement Session: Patty + Nate

Oct 28, 2010 | Weddings

Fall has been busy for me, and I’ve gotten a little behind with my blogging.  It was almost three weeks ago that I met up with Patty and Nate for their engagement session, and I can’t tell you how happy I am to *finally* share their teasers with you!  We all met up on a sunny afternoon in Newburyport, MA.  Patty and Nate wanted a mixture of urban cool and outdoorsy beauty for their engagement photos, and although they’d never been up there before, they loved my idea of meeting in Newburyport, that quintessential New England seaside town.

It was only my third visit to the town, so I suggested that we meet in the park and explore the streets together, seeing what jumped out at us.  The first spot I chose for the light:

I loved this painted wall in one of the little alleyways off the main drag.  The light was pretty and that blue was heaven.  Love this shot of Patty giggling!

These guys are total stylistas and brought along three different outfits for the session.  I love that!  You can never have too many cute wardrobe changes as far as I’m concerned.  🙂  They also nailed the “complementary but not matchy-matchy” suggestion I have for portrait sessions.

There are so many gorgeous spots for photos in this town – it’s totally worth the trek from Boston, and as an added bonus you can stop by my favorite foody store Joppa Fine Foods while you’re there (thank you to Leah for introducing me to Joppa, and to NBPT in general).  I’m liking this little series on the bench:

Our second location was Salisbury Beach, which, despite the lovely weather that afternoon, was almost entirely deserted.  Happy days!

The sand dunes, the sea, the late afternoon sky … ahhh, heaven.  Also, these guys are ridiculously cute and made my job SO easy.

As we headed back to Newburyport, I wanted to grab one last shot with the setting sun – the sky was amazing.  If you like my Facebook Page, you’ll have already seen the misfire that I ended up loving – but this is what I was really going for.  Thank you Nate and Patty for waiting so patiently for your teasers.  I had such a wonderful afternoon with you both, and hope you love your teasers!


  1. Love the last shot! It is amazing. What a cute couple.

  2. Kate!!! You are the most talented photographer ever! We had so much fun with you and we love how the pictures came out!! Thank you for such a memorable day! 🙂 Can’t wait for the wedding!

  3. These are the best! Thank you so much, Kate- we had a wonderful time with you. The photos are stunning and we’re so excited to share them with our friends and family. Thank you again!

  4. Absolutely Amazing Kate!! The sunset pic is just stunning!!! words can’t even begin to describe! Love them all really but the one of them with the mural behind is great! They are an adorable pair and very photogenic!!

  5. I absolutely love these photos. Not only did you catch the moment but also their personalities! What a stunning couple they make! Glad to say they are mine!!

  6. Thank you all so much for the awesome comments! What a fun thing to come back to after a few days away 🙂

  7. Very nice picture. I really like candin shot.
    Well done.

  8. Thank you 🙂

  9. These are so delightful I could squeak.


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