April 18, 2019





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Jake & Jocelyn |Engagement Session| Topsmead State Forest, Litchfield CT

Engagement session at Topsmead State Forest at sunset

Meet Jake and Jocelyn

In the wedding photography industry, January and February are known as booking season. My inbox is constantly flooded with a ton of inquiries. Some are what we like to call “tire kickers”, but not Jocelyn. I knew from our first phone call that we would be a good fit. Not only do we have mutual friends but we both love our families dearly. I eventually met Jake at the engagement session at Topsmead State Forest, but like Jocelyn, he is very easy to get along with.

Jake and Jocelyn are such a sweet couple. They are easy going and simple. Jake owns Frankies where Jocelyn also works. (If you are looking for a good hot dog stop by and say Raina the photographer sent you).

black and white engagement photo

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: The Engagement Session at Topsmead

Back in the fall, Jocelyn’s sister Mariah took them to Topsmead State Forest. While they were there they fell in love with the location. I had never shot there before, but I could see why they loved it. The open spaces and charming buildings gave the perfect backdrop for the future Mr. and Mrs.

To say it was cold is an understatement. The weather was deceptively sunny. The wind was great enough for Beyonce to leave her fan machine at home. It was so cold, that by the time we had reached the end of the session I could barely push my shutter button down. Looking at the photos you could never tell that it was freezing. These two are hot. Despite the chilly air, we had a good time.

Topsmead engagement photo at sunset

The Engagement Session Images

couple kissing and holding hands
couple smiling at each other at engagement session
couple laughing at topsmead state forest
topsmead engagement session
couple looking at each other
guy giving a piggyback at engagement session
couple sitting at topsmead engagement session
black and white engagement photo
topsmead engagement session
engagement ring at topsmead
sunset engagement photo in Connecticut

Is It May Yet?

I can’t tell you how excited I am for their wedding next month. If this engagement session is a clue as to what to expect. This wedding is going to be a great day.

The Vendors

Location: Topsmead State Forest

Makeup: All Dolled up

Spray Tan: @spraytanswith_jess

Lash Extensions: @gabbyyjeann_emincelash

Until next time


If you would like to see another engagement session check out this one- Engagement Session with Dogs


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