Winter Engagement Photos in Portsmouth, NH: Emily + Kerry

Mar 4, 2011 | Engagements

Last Saturday, I jumped in the car and headed up to Portsmouth, NH to meet Emily and Kerry.  Emily had found me online a while ago, searching for an engagement photographer, and although we’d chatted over email I hadn’t yet met them in person.  Well, it was a joy.  This is one of the sweetest, friendliest and cutest couples I’ve ever met, and I was delighted to be spending a couple of hours with them, exploring Portsmouth.

My plan this year was to make my teaser posts a little more concise … but as you’ll see below, that plan went out the window as soon as I started editing the photos.  Kerry and Emily are naturals in front of the camera, and the spots we found together were perfect.  And … it’s been almost three months since I’ve posted any engagement pictures.  So I hope you’ll sit back and grab a glass of something and enjoy the ride.

A fun photo to start – I’ve graduated from silhouettes against dramatic skies to silhouettes in dramatic puddles.  🙂

We met in a cute little coffee shop on Market Square, Breaking New Grounds.  Emily and Kerry chatted while I played paparazzo:

I’m into shooting through and around things right now (hence that last photo above).  Next stop was a little alleyway off the Square:

The next sets of photos are probably my favorites from the session.  I was balanced precariously on a very icy, very slippery fire escape while I was taking these shots:

And some color images from the same spot …

These guys are so CUTE!

I love the icicles everywhere.  A couple more – from above, then below:

They both have really infectious laughs.  And generous, warm smiles.

We left the town center and headed over to Strawbery Banke, a beautiful historic area of Portsmouth.  Gorgeous buildings (and lots of snow) everywhere you look!

I fell in love with the light – and the ice covered plants – in this spot:

One last photo to end with.  Thank you so much to Kerry and Emily for a very fun afternoon.  I’m excited to work with you again in the future as you start your family together … and of course if you fancy having a Boston wedding photographer document your Bahamas wedding next spring, you might just be able to twist my arm!  😉

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  1. I adored Portsmouth when I was there!!!! You did a great job, I love the pics by the spiral staircase!! <3

  2. Kate! Wow wow wow, girl. I love these.

  3. Thank you all for the comments! Facebook appears to have eaten some for now – hopefully they’ll be regurgitated at a later date 🙂

  4. Completely amazing. I can see why you had to post so many. Gorgeous light, composition, love…beautiful!


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