Julia & Dylan

Newton Arboretum

We love photographing engagement sessions at beautiful locations, and this garden engagement session held at the Newton Arboretum is one of our favorites!  We love this location because it has a little bit of everything – beautiful trees, a bridge, landscaped pathways, flowers…and you don’t have to drive all over to get that variety, it’s just right there at one place.  We love it!  Julia & Dylan met up with Beth for their shoot during a perfect fall evening and had a wonderful time exploring the natural setting together.  The sun was just setting and made for absolutely PERFECT engagement photos!

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The sun was JUST starting to set – golden hour is our fav time for engagement sessions!

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We were able to leave the garden setting and stop briefly in downtown Newton for a few photos with a more urban vibe to them.

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One of our absolute favorites!

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During engagement sessions, you’ll want to make sure your ring is clean and sparkly, ready for a close-up.

close up engagement ring

We always capture a classic smile-at-the-camera photograph of each couple no matter what.  Yes, we love candids and unposed just as much as our couples, but we also know that in 20 years, you’ll love this photograph just as much!

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We can’t wait for Julia & Dylan’s 2020 fall wedding – it will be here before we know it!


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