Let’s chat locations for Block Island engagement photos for a minute. Ashton and Tom opted to pick a beach they have walked throughout their relationship. To me, this is key — pick a location that is meaningful to you, and it’ll be beautiful — you don’t need epic landscapes for anything to be beautiful. The sentiments and value of the location will make is beautiful and epic all on its own.
Block Island is one of those epic locations where you can find something beautiful anywhere you go, from parking lots to gas stations, the simplest of locations have the most attractive views. When deciding their engagement session location, Ashton and Tom chose the Dump Beach. One of my favorite beaches for it’s history, it’s constant sea glass wealth, and the sunset views, they had fallen in love with the beach for many of the same reasons long before we met.
Planning for Block Island Engagement Photos
The two were so excited for their engagement photos. In picking the location, they chose a meaningful one, and we just walked around — prompting as we went. The two shared their journey with the island and their journey together with me as we walked. I learned about their values, and their hopes for their wedding day as well (which will be at the Atlantic!).
When picking out outfits, the two decided on clothing that felt comfortable to them and showed more of their fun, and silly personalities. As we walked, the two shared their excitement for the next steps, what they wanted their wedding to represent, the importance of sustainability in their decisions, and more. It was comfortable, much like I imagine their wedding day will be.
The two chose their venue after their engagement photos — the Atlantic Inn. The hotel is a historic property overlooking Old Harbor, town, and Crescent Beach beyond. The hotel reminds me of family vacations, summer love, a familiar nostalgic to a time that feels far away.