Courtney and Ted had asked if we could do their engagement session on some property in Little Compton. I agreed and we made plans to meet up super early. I think it was sometime before 6AM. I love when people want to do that. It shows me that they mean business when it comes to getting awesome pictures!
Anyways, I drove down there on a nearly empty tank of gas because no gas stations were open when I left my house (something like 4:45AM or a little after). I figured I could make it – no big deal. GPS took me to a closed gate at the end of the road with a sign that said all sorts of things about not trespassing. I looked at my gas tank. Dead empty. I looked at my cell phone. No service. It was just about 6AM and I wanted to call Courtney and Ted to see where exactly to meet as I wasn’t familiar with the area. Well, we’re survivors and half our job is figuring things out, so I ended up climbing a stone wall and holding my phone as high in the air as I could. Low and behold a bar of service appeared. I dialed their number and got in touch. Ted said it was fine to move the gate and drive through. I crossed my fingers and turned my key. My car turned on and I was able to get down the road to where they were. It was a little beach area off the beaten path. It was pretty sweet.
We shot all around the beach and rocks and then I was told about a diving board fixed to the top of a stone wall. Ted jokingly said he wanted to jump it (it’s something they have done in the past) and I quickly replied that I would if he did. Yes, I know, just like middle school. After the two of us went back and forth like 12 year olds, we decided to both jump it. We climbed the rock and I took some shots of Courtney pushing Ted off the ‘cliff’. We got some cool pictures. Then I set my camera up and had Courtney press the shutter button while I jumped into the water… wearing jeans. Hey, sometimes in life you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do and something like having pants on shouldn’t stop you.
Ted proposed to Courtney over a game of backgammon with custom die. That’s what those pictures are all about in case you were wondering. To make this session even more awesome, we got back in the cars and drove to Tiverton Four Corners to get ice cream (yes, at 7:30 in the morning) and take more pictures! Courtney and Ted followed me to the nearest gas station to make sure I didn’t break down and then patiently waited while I pumped gas. They’re a class act.
We already did their Hope Club wedding and that’ll be showing up on the blog in the near future. For now, some highlights from their engagement session!