This romantic and vibrant Arnold Arboretum fall Boston engagement session is full of sweet moments, bright foliage, and classic style.

Caroline & Steve

Caroline & Steve met in law school. They both went to New England Law and were in the same law school division where they spent full days in classes together in L1. Caroline had a crush on Steve very early on, but he was with someone else at the time. Instead, they became best friends in law school and stayed BFFs even afterward. After law school they stayed in touch and their relationship sparked into a romance. Steve asked Caroline to be his girlfriend when she went to visit him and they were at the space needle overlooking Niagra Falls and the rest is history!

These two are super cute together and constantly checked in throughout the session to make sure the other was comfortable, warm enough, had chapstick, etc. They dote on and care for one another in a way that is totally comfortable and natural and shows just how deeply they love each other. They also wrap up in each other really well! They’ll hold hands and then Caroline snuggles into Steve and they keep holding hands while their arms entwine around Caroline’s back. It’s seriously the cutest thing and it’s so perfectly them! I loved capturing them doing this a few times throughout our session and I can’t wait to see them wrap up together the same way on their wedding day in June!

The Key To Boston Engagement Sessions – Watch & Wait On The Weather

They fell in love in Boston and are getting married in the city this Spring at Alden Castle. So they decided to take their engagement photos at Arnold Arboretum this fall. And they had a perfect New England afternoon for their session! Caroline and I were in touch throughout the week and day leading up to the session because in classic New England style the weather was looking really sketchy, with heavy rain predicted. I always try to wait until the last possible moment to decide to change a session date based on the weather because it changes so quickly and so often here in Boston. And luckily, Caroline and Steve were willing to wait with me!

It did indeed rain the morning of their session, but the forecast showed it clearing up in time for us. And about an hour before we were set to meet, the rains cleared and the most beautiful fall day emerged from the clouds. It was sunny and on the warm side and the fall foliage was at its peak – all of the weather pieces fell into place for us and we were rewarded for our patience!

Chic Fall Engagement Style

Caroline and Steve embraced the fall and the outside location of the arboretum in their clothing choices as well. They both went for jewel tones that popped against the bold colors on the trees and stayed cozy with thick sweaters. Caroline’s off-the-shoulder look was elegant but also relaxed enough that it didn’t feel out of place at the park and her booties were perfect to complete her look and to adventure through the arboretum without worrying about the damp grasses from the morning’s rain.

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  1. […] We went to Arnold Arboretum on a gorgeous fall afternoon for their engagement photos and I got to see how loving and playful they are together. After that, I knew without a doubt that their wedding was going to be full of incredible moments and big emotion. You can check out their engagement photos here. […]

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