Waveny Park turned out to be a cool little spot for engagement photos in CT. As we considered different locations, my couple suggested this place. And what a wonderful afternoon we had! I feel like we took advantage of all that this beautiful park had to offer–including the little pond. And if you’re a film photography aficionado, yes, this was photographed with medium format and 35mm film. I used Ilford black and white film and Kodak Portra 400 film.
A quiet park is a great location for engagement photos
Finding just the right scenery for each of my engaged couples is really important. Based on personality, interests, the season, and overall comfort we’ll work together on outfits and location. Going to Waveny Park in CT for G+D’s engagement photos was really important for them. It was a local gem, they’d spent time there and even had remote ties to Waveny House which is on the grounds. What was extra nice for me was that it was quiet and there weren’t many people there. Have you ever been annoyed while trying to take a photo at some beautiful location random people are walking through? It happens so much that I’ve just gotten used to it and count all that activity as part of the scene. But here in Waveny Park it was quiet, it was peaceful, and we had plenty of room to roam around for our engagement photos.
Waveny House for weddings is also very popular
As we walked around for our engagement photos, I realized that I’d been at Waveny Park before! Back in 2005 I was the second shooter at a wedding for a friend of mine. Then I remembered that wedding, how beautiful it was, and all the great photos from that day. So right in the midst of this gorgeous Waveny Park, there’s Waveny House, the scene of many weddings each year. It reminds me of an English country house — very cute! It’s great for up to 150 guests and it’s quite a unique venue.
Here are some of my favorite parts:
- old-world vibes
- beautiful natural light
- the surrounding Waveny Park is great for portraits
If you’ like to get your engagement photos at Waveny Park or just generally need portraits, please email me and let’s talk 🙂
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