Sylvie and Connor’s Charming Engagement Photos in Clayton, NY

I recently had the absolute pleasure of capturing an engagement shoot for the sweetest couple in Clayton, NY, and at Thousand Island Park. From the moment we met, I knew this session was going to be incredibly special. The couple came prepared with a delightful collection of keepsakes that added a personal touch to the shoot – everything from shimmering jewelry and a cozy knit blanket to a bottle of champagne provided by a close family member. These thoughtful details made each shot uniquely theirs.

The day was perfect; the sun shining gently on us as we explored the charming scenery of Clayton and the picturesque spots in Thousand Island Park. Every location seemed to reflect their love story perfectly, creating a romantic backdrop for their photos.

As we moved from Thousand Island Park to downtown Clayton, one location to the next, the genuine connection between these two was palpable. It’s couples like these that remind me why I love what I do. Their laughter, their gentleness with each other, and the sheer joy in their eyes made every photo magical.

I’m incredibly excited for next summer when they tie the knot at the majestic Boldt Castle. I can’t wait to capture their wedding day amidst such grandeur – it’s bound to be a stunning event celebrating their love. Until then, I’ll cherish these moments from our engagement shoot in and look forward to creating more memories with them.

How to Have A Charming Engagement Shoot

A charming date engagement shoot is the perfect way to capture the love and excitement of a newly engaged couple. Just like Sylvie and Connor did, it allows you to create beautiful memories while showcasing your personalities and unique love story. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can have a charming date engagement shoot that will truly capture the essence of your relationship.


Choose a location that holds significance to you as a couple. It could be where you had your first date, where you got engaged, or simply a place that has special meaning to both of you. This will not only add sentimental value to your photos but also make you feel more comfortable and at ease during the shoot.


Consider the time of day for your shoot. The golden hour, which is an hour before sunset or after sunrise, offers the most magical lighting for photos. However, if early mornings or late evenings are not possible for you, opt for soft natural light during midday by shooting in shaded areas or using diffused lighting.

In terms of outfits, coordinate with your partner but don’t match exactly. Choose complementary colors and styles that reflect your individual personalities. Avoid busy patterns or large logos as they can be distracting in photos. Additionally, bring along some props such as flowers, balloons, or even a picnic basket to add some fun elements to your shoot.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with poses and locations during the shoot. Have fun with it and let your photographer guide you if needed. Remember to relax and enjoy each other’s company while the photographer captures those candid moments between the two of you.


Don’t forget about hair and makeup. Consider hiring a professional hair stylist and makeup artist for flawless looks that will enhance your natural features in photos. If doing it yourself, keep it simple and natural-looking.

After the shoot, take some time to review the photos with your partner and select the ones that you love the most. You can also add some personal touches by creating a photo book or incorporating the photos into your save-the-dates or wedding invitations.

In Conclusion…

A charming date engagement shoot is a wonderful way to celebrate your love and capture this special time in your relationship. With thoughtful planning, choosing the right location and outfits, and being open to having fun and getting creative during the shoot, you can have beautiful and memorable photos that truly reflect your unique love story, just like Sylvie and Connor did.

Stay tuned for more updates and sneak peeks on this wonderful journey!

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