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Connecticut Beach Engagement Photos

Connecticut beach engagement photos are just as magical as any other coast. As a New York based destination wedding photographer I travel often. I know the locations that are worth coming back to and this is one of them.

When Brittany and Brian reached out I knew we would be a good fit, and not just because we both have mini dachshunds. They have a genuine love for each other and life. It was a joy to spend the evening with them. We started with dinner at The Mariner. Talking and laughing we got to know each other as Brittany’s parents helped us move from place to place. They tried anything and genuinely enjoyed being together while creating these iconic moments.

At the Eolia Harkness Mansion in Waterford, CT our couple ran off the beach into the water for a memorable shoot. | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer

I know for a fact they will look at these 10 years in the future and remember exactly what it felt like to plan their wedding and be in love.

Couple kisses in the gardens at the Eolia Harkness Mansion | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer

Eolia Harkness Mansion

Brittany and Brian’s engagement photos started in the charming town of Mystic, CT. The session ended at the Eolia Harkness Mansion. Therefore we captured two very different looks and locations. You will have to tell me which is your favorite at the end. I personally love so many of them. The locations were meaningful, beautiful and you would never guess there were crowds at both.

Black and white photo of couple close looking at each other and away in Mystic, CT | | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer

What I love most about photographing each of my couples is being invited into their story. I am able to influence the way they see their life and love. My perspective is unique in that I bring out both editorial and candid images in everything I do. At least, that’s the way I would describe it.

Couple embracing in front of the Eolia Harkness Mansion in Waterford, CT | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer
Garden of the Eolia Harkness Mansion in Waterbury CT | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer
Black and white photo of couple close looking at each other in Mystic, CT | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer
Couple under floral arch for engagement photos | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer
Bride-to-be in gorgeous red dress kissing future husband in engagement photos on the beach | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer
Couple running through the water in a casual beach engagement photo | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer
Couple in black and white embracing on the sand in their beach engagement photo session | Mary Dougherty destination film wedding photographer

Casual Beach Engagement Photos

Couple sitting on fallen tree in the sand with their Dachshund
Bride and groom-to-be embracing in a park with their Dachshund for an engagement photo shoot
Casual beach engagement photos with a dog
Engagement photo of a couple holding hands while walking their dog through the park
Adorable Dachshund with it's tongue out
Couple embracing in the sand while holding their Dachshund in a casual beach engagement photo
Young couple with a dog on the beach
Black and white photo of couple snuggling their dog during a beach engagement photoshoot
Couple standing with their dog on a fallen tree in the sand posing for engagement photos at the beach

Mystic Engagement Photos

Beach engagement photos with couple standing on a dock
Couple chatting at The Mariner after their beach engagement photos

Brittany + Brian, I am so excited for your wedding in Skaneateles. Thanks for inviting me down to Connecticut for beach engagement photos that truly capture life as it is right now. The wedding will always be a one of a kind day, but this speaks to daily life and that means something.

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