Morgan + Randall – Full Session
Morgan + Randall Elope
These two had the sweetest Block Island engagement session out at Vail Beach on the Southeast side of Block Island. Vail Beach has a bit of history to it — the former site of Vail Hotel, this area used to be brimming with tourism. Now, it is home to rental properties and year round properties and is much quieter. A tricky climb down, you can either go from the stairs at Mohegan Bluffs or from the trail just below Painted Rock.
A Block Island Engagement Session: The Locations
Picking a location for your Block Island engagement session can feel a little tricky. Fortunately, Block Island is filled with beautiful, intimate locations and sweeping landscapes. The couple wanted to capture some of the iconic cliffs, and green trails of Block Island during their engagement session so Vail Beach made a lot of sense. We met at the parking lot, and hiked down the trail to Vail Beach.
If you love a more intimate, quiet beach location, Vail Beach is one of my favorites. Additionally, there is also Fresh Pond, Cooneymus Beach, and the beach south of the North Lighthouse. If you’re thinking about trails that are super green — the trail up by the airport, Hodge Preserve, and the one south of the Sullivan House are great options.
Outfit Choices for this Block Island Proposal
The two made outfit choices that complemented the island. The red dress is from Block Market on Water Street—designed by their owner Sean Dugan. The dress is a perfect complement to the location. Often folks like to shake up outfits. I love when folks bring in items that feature makers from the island or little easter eggs to their journey.
Pearls were a big part of Morgan’s relationship with her grandmother. Being able to bring Mary MacGill pearls along, incorporated that important piece of Morgan’s life. The pearls were also a nod to an island maker — Mary. Keeping in the theme of casual summer beach walks, Mary MacGill’s organic pearls were quite perfect for the engagement session on Block Island.