Dana & Stephen: An Amesbury Engagement

Last night I met up with Dana and Stephen, who will be getting married next May, for the engagement session in Amesbury, MA. We started out at the at the lake near their home. It was hot and sunny at the time, but that didn’t last long. Distant thunder hinted at the torrent that was brewing to the northwest. We stuck it out at the lake for a little while as dramatic clouds built, and then ultimately unloaded on us as we ran to our cars. We took the opportunity to head downtown and look for some cover. I had never spent any time in Amesbury before, but man o’ man is there a lot of photographic opportunity there! Lots of brick, waterfalls and bridges. As the lightning intensified we took a break for a brew at Dana and Stephen’s favorite local hang. With the threat mostly passed, we went back out for some night time portraits. All in, it was a fantastic evening! I enjoyed spending a few hours with these two, and am bummed I have to wait 11 months to photograph their big day! In the meantime, here are a few from yesterday…