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Grace and I have been great friends since our first day of college.  One thing we quickly bonded over was photography. We had both had some really cool travel experiences and therefore great opportunities to get some interesting shots and develop a love for capturing those moments.  She and Alex got engaged at the end of last semester and I was super excited when she asked if I could take their engagement portraits.  I had helped out with a few weddings and done some group and individual portraits before, but never had I had the opportunity to capture the young love of a couple right after their engagement.  It makes for a great subject! Our conditions were perfect too! You never know in mid January how Ohio is going to look.  It could either be super muddy and dreary or like a beautiful winter wonderland. Fortunately for us, it was the latter. We had a perfect amount of snow dust us the week before which made for beautifully clean backdrops.  We also had a nice cloudy day to gently diffuse all of our light over our subjects to give a nice evenly lit exposure. The location was where Alex had proposed to Grace a few weeks earlier and was at the barn where Grace kept her beloved horse and goes riding often.  We had a really fun day, although by the end everyones fingers and toes were freezing.  They did a very good job of hiding just how cold they were the whole time.  They even humoured me by lying in the snow at the end to get the laying down shot seen at the top of this post. Graces bright red top contrasted perfectly with the neutral backdrops of snow and woods.  Really fun shoot to do and process!AG1 all-07

AG1 all-06These were shot with my Nikon D3100 with various lenses.

If you are interested in any engagement portraits or individual portraits, please contact me at or call my cell 315.729.2141 and we can discuss different pricing options.






  1. I love that you posted this because I have a D3100 right now and was hoping to see some examples of an engagement or even a wedding somewhere so I can see what it was capable of before taking it out for that on my own. AND like you I want the D600 so hopefully you’ll post more engagements because if the 3100 looks like this then I’m sure the 600 will give you much better results : )

    • Thanks for the comment! Basically, after I got the D600, I wish I could reshoot everything I had ever done with my D3100. Although, as you saw, the D3100 gave me satisfactory results, it was just very limiting. Fortunately that day had perfect conditions for shooting with the D3100. Continue following my blog and in a few days I will be posting another engagement with the d600 and a wedding I did recently with the D600!

      • Great, I will! And you can follow my blog as well if you’d like its Im a newbie at blogging so bear with me lol. Ill be shooting a wedding with the 600 in October and ofcourse be practicing before that. So hopefully it’ll work out for both of us, good luck!

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