Brimfield, Massachusetts Engagement & Graduation Session {Things to do in Brimfield}

I am SO excited to share these with you all! Back in November I ventured west into Brimfield at Brimfield State Forrest to for another photo shoot with Jessie & Chris. I met Jessie at a bridal fair awhile back and we connected right away. These two had not one, not two but three sessions with us before their big day (the more the merrier!) and we can’t wait to document their rustic wedding this fall!

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This photo shoot was for a special occasion- Jessie graduated from Boston University with a Masters in Social Work and Chris graduated with his journeyman licensing program at Porter & Chester. These two also bought their first home this year so its a big wonderful & exciting year for them 🙂 Congratulations on all the big things happening this year Jessie & Chris!

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The plan was to take photos of them in their caps & gowns, but once I saw the pretty trees I couldn’t resist getting some of them in regular clothes too. I could seriously photograph these two all day! They are so much fun to hangout with and we always end up laughing together.

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Plus, they are super adorable. I mean come on. Look at these. so. much. love.

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Jessie decorated her cap! I always wanted to decorate my cap when I graduated because I love to craft and adore the details, but truth be told time caught up with me and I never did. So now when I see a beautifully decorated cap I just enjoy its beauty. Last year when I photographed a client’s graduation from Suffolk University, I had so much fun checking out (and taking photos of) the creative caps. One was decorated like a pineapple. Anyways… back to Jessie and Chris 😉

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I am so happy these two did this photo shoot. Graduating is such a huge accomplishment! School takes sacrifice with all the time studying, sacrificing time away from friends, family and loved ones and a big financial sacrifice. Its no secret how hard yet how rewarding it is and once you have a degree or certificate no one can take that away from you. Its a huge season of your life and when you finish, it should be celebrated 🙂

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Personally, the only photo I have of myself in my cap & gown from college is the one the school took of me shaking the Dean’s hand when getting my diploma (which by the way really isn’t your diploma, its just a placeholder piece of paper since Worcester State University mails them out months later). I have several cell photo photos but if I could go back I would have gotten professional photos since I don’t plan on going back to school and its such a big moment!

I love that Jessie & Chris were in school at the same time cheering each other on.

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Graduation Photos, Boston Graduate, Springfield Engagement Session, Springfield Wedding Photographer, Fall Engagement Session, Brimfield State Forrest Photo Shoot
Graduation Photos, Boston Graduate, Springfield Engagement Session, Springfield Wedding Photographer, Fall Engagement Session, Brimfield State Forrest Photo Shoot
Graduation Photos, Boston Graduate, Springfield Engagement Session, Springfield Wedding Photographer, Fall Engagement Session, Brimfield State Forrest Photo Shoot

I love exploring new locations and will definitely be back in Brimfield to hike or finally go to the Brimfield Antique Fair 🙂 If you are planning a day trip or photo shoot to Brimfield, Massachusetts, here are a few local things to do afterwards:

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Things to do In Brimfield, MA

Dean Pond Recreation Area: Enjoy the pond and go for a swim! There are also trails here and a gazebo for some shade.

Cook’s Orchard: Fresh fruit tastes SO much better than imported fruit you would find at a grocery store. ]

Brimfield State Forrest: This is where this awesome photo shoot took place. Its really pretty, and a great place to go hiking, a relaxing walk or a picnic. Have dogs? Great news, Brimfield State Forrest is dog friendly!

The Brimfield Antique Fair : Looking for rustic home decor or a new piece of furniture? The 2019 dates are May 14-19, July 9-14, and September 3-8th

Hope you enjoy this session & tips for things to do in Brimfield!

x Kayla

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Bright Lights Imagery is a fine art photography & videography studio. Bright Lights Imagery serves clients all over New England and Worldwide (we love destination weddings!). Kayla specializes is photography for newborns, boudoir, and weddings (but also photographs head shots, families, cake smash session, high school seniors and more!) and her husband Chis leads their videography team. The photography studio is located in Whitinsville, MA close to Boston and only 20 minutes from Providence, Rhode Island and 20 minutes from Worcester, MA.

Jeff + Patti // Married // East Bridgewater + Fairheaven MA // New England Wedding Photographer

Everything about this day was dreamy. The flowers, the beautiful weather, the gorgeous natural light, not to mention this sweet couple. The soft pink hues/ color scheme were perfect for this August wedding! Since they had a 1pm ceremony and reception later on, we had several hours to enjoy the areas many locations for different photos (this photographer couldn’t help but swoon!) The couple’s dog even got in some of the fun! After a few hours of location hoping for photos, we headed to the Villa in East Bridgewater to sit by the fire + enjoy delicious food to celebrate. I got the privilege of second shooting  Patti + Jeff’s day for Angela Greenlaw.

Stef’s Winter Photoshoot // Grafton Portrait Photographer

Meet Stef. I have the honor of knowing this gorgeous girl for over a decade.  She rocked her winter session and even brought her dog to join in the fun! For those of you with pets: I love when clients bring their furry friend to the session- they are family after all 🙂 Enjoy this white winter wooded session!   If you want to capture the winter before spring comes, reach out to me about winter portrait specials! http://Brightlightsimagery.com/portraits

X Kayla Marie

Arizona Cactus + Mountain Bridal Boudoir Shoot // Destination Wedding Photographer

While I was in Scottsdale, Arizona to capture a sweet elopement (like at bottom), I got to do something SUPER fun: this bride-to-be requested an outdoor bridal boudoir shoot!

Don’t worry: the photos below are super classy! Boudoir shoots are the perfect girl for the special man in your life + they give us ladies a chance to get all dolled up and glamourous. Boudoir shoots were invented to make women feel BEAUTIFUL- because I truly believe each woman is. Boudoir shoots can be done in the comfort of your home or at my studio in Massachusetts. I keep em classy and we can go as tasteful or sexy as you like 😉 I never share boudoir photos without client’s permission to respect their privacy but this gorgeous girl was happy for me to share the images below:    

 View their small + sweet whimsical Arizona elopement here 🙂

x Kayla Marie