Portsmouth NH Engagement Photo Session

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If you were to ask my husband and me what our favorite city in New Hampshire is, without doubt the answer would be Portsmouth! So when the opportunity arose to shoot an engagement photo session in that fair seaport city, I was delighted! Appealing to my love of the past, there is so much lovely history and historical sites to tour there and I just love the downtown vibe of bustle and bohemia it possesses. When it was decided that Portsmouth was going to be the location for this engagement photo session, I think I did both an internal and external happy dance.  Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Grant and Christine, a delightful, newly engaged couple.

Couple pose on window ledge at Prescott Park Portsmouth NH | Engagement Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

They make their home in Dover, not far from Portsmouth. They absolutely adore the city too and love enjoying all it has to offer for restaurants and nightlife.  We began our session in the flower gardens at Prescott Park.  During the summer, they are simply spectacular! I wish I could make my garden look even just a fraction as colorful!

Engagement photo session in Prescott Park Flower Gardens | Fleur Foto Photography

I don’t have to tell you that these two are a fun-loving couple, do I?  They were troopers in the warm weekend sun too.  I barely had to direct them in poses – they simply did not want to stop being close to one another, and no encouragement for a kissing shot was required.

Couple sit on bench for engagement photo session in Prescott Park | Fleur Foto Photography

I don’t need to tell you of the love that exists between these two.  It is palpable and infectious. You simply feel great around these two!

Engagement photo session at fountain and in tree in Portsmouth NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Christine and Grant were up for anything I suggested for their session.  As you know, I have a thing for putting people in trees and this was a perfect candidate. There’s a little story and a candid photo of me hanging upside down from this tree….but I’ll save that for another post of “things your photographer may get up to on your shoot.”

Kissing couple at tree for engagement photo session in Prescott Park with Fleur Foto Photography

Did I mention these two were also athletic? They had just the previous day spent their time rock-climbing.

Green Door | Engagement Photo | Portsmouth NH | Fleur Foto Photography

One of the great things about Prescott Park, apart from its fabulous summer arts festival, is the variety of backdrops available in a small space.  Without walking too far, we had completely switched things up from a flower and nature environment to this urban brick.

Engagement Photo Session at historic home in Portsmouth Harbor by Fleur Foto Photography

A few steps more and you have a typical seaside and historic New England home to work with.

Engagement Photo session - Portsmouth Pier - couple holding hands | Fleur Foto Photography

Walk another 30 yards and you are on the pier in the harbor!  Did I mention I love Portsmouth?  As you can see, we had the perfect weather for this engagement photo session.  The clouds were like cotton balls in the sky.  They could have been cotton candy.

Engagement Photo Session | Portsmouth Pier | Fleur Foto Photography

There were so many sights behold, but there was one sight of which Grant clearly could not get enough.  That of his beautiful bride-to-be.

Engaged couple on bench | Prescott Park | Fleur Foto Photography

I wish you both all the happiness, health and prosperity for your future. It was a pleasure to spend a beautiful morning with beautiful people in a beautiful location.  Thank you, Grant and Christine, for the opportunity!

Couple kissing on Portsmouth Pier for engagement photo session by Fleur Foto Photography

Laura is a portrait and lifestyle photography based conveniently in Southern NH, covering Londonderry, Portsmouth, Nashua, and Hollis and extends into greater Boston including Groton and Westford.  In addition to engagement photo sessions, Laura also specializes in newborn, maternity, child, family, dance and senior sessions.  Now booking fall sessions – contact Laura today.


Downtown Manchester engagement photos by Fleur Foto Photography | Londonderry NH

Engagement Photo Session – Boxford, MA

Relaunching my photography business doesn’t mean that my camera has been squirreled away all this time; I was just in stealth mode.  Now that I am back, it gives me a great opportunity and privilege to share some of my work that was under the radar…like this urban engagement photo session I did for this gorgeous Boxford, MA couple.  Meredith and Dan were so much fun to work with and up for anything.  As you can see, we captured a large variety of settings for them, all keeping within their Urban theme.  What fun to incorporate a British telephone box – a hail back to Meredith’s British heritage.

Urban engagement photo session - Boxford, MA Engagement Photos |downtown Manchester, NH |Fleur Foto Photography

I love ensuring that we get the detail shots – of course, the ring in this case, but it was fun to get creative in showcasing it.  And my!  What a beautiful ring it is!

Urban engagement photo session - Boxford, MA Engagement Photos | Ring close up | downtown Manchester, NH | Fleur Foto Photography

With such natural smiles and happy subjects, my work was so much fun!  They were both so relaxed in front of the camera, and as I am sure you can tell, we had a lot of fun during this session.

Urban engagement photo session - Boxford, MA Engagement Photos | Red telephone Box | downtown Manchester, NH | Fleur Foto Photography

Shooting in downtown Manchester, NH the options were almost endless – we had fun in the park, strolled down the cute side streets, and even incorporated the historic mill district.  I actually studied the American mills during one of my university courses in the UK, so I love visiting them with the background knowledge of all their history.

Urban engagement photo session - Boxford, MA Engagement Photos | park and pillar | downtown Manchester, NH | Fleur Foto Photography


Urban engagement photo session - Boxford, MA Engagement Photos | Brick Mill Building District Manchester, NH| Fleur Foto Photography

Thank you, Meredith and Dan, for the great fun we had together creating these shots and capturing this special time for you.

Are you newly engaged or yet to schedule your engagement photo session?  I’d love the opportunity to work with you.  I am now taking bookings for 2016 and the schedule is filling up quickly.  Get in touch today to secure your session! You can drop me a line, or call me on (978) 571-6280.  Look forward to hearing from you!

Laura is an engagement lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Southern NH, but serving the surrounding area of Nashua, Derry, Merrimack, Manchester, and the Greater Boston area, including Boxford, MA.  Laura specializes in creating timeless pieces of art, capturing emotions and real connections.