Welcome to Don & Rishaya’s Chittenango Falls Engagement session blog post! When I was first talking with Rishaya about where they’d like their engagement session to be she told me all about how she and Don love to hike and how much they appreciate beautiful views. When I suggested doing their engagement session at Chittenango Falls, she jumped right on it!
Location #1 – The Autumn Tree
With all the rain we’ve been having, Rishaya had been watching the weather forecast for at least a week prior to their session. As you can see, they had the most perfect, sunny autumn day!
These two, oh my gosh, were complete naturals in front of the camera. Rishaya told Don that he needed to pull out his inner model and he did just that!
Location #2 – The Falls
After we had done a few “warm up shots”, we got our hiking shoes on and headed down the trail to the foot of Chittenango Falls to continue their engagement session!
With the thundering of the falls behind us and because I shot these next few pictures from so far away, I gave Don and Rishaya a few things to do once they got to the bridge but then told them to “just be cute like you do naturally”! The shot below is something they came up with on their own and I loved it!
Their beautiful view…
Location #3 – Upstream
From there we hiked back up to the top of the falls and went upstream for a handful more adorable photos!
Location #4 – The Field
As we finished shooting down at the creek, I knew that we were loosing the sunlight fast so we did as my good friend Kerri says and “chased the light” right up to this field!
Don told me that he and Rishaya had talked about what type of engagement ring she wanted but in the end, he decided on something quite different. This is what he gave her and she loved it!
When I got home from their engagement session at Chittenango Falls and was uploading the photos to my computer, Andrew looked over my shoulder and said, “wow, look at the way he looks at her! I can tell he really loves her!”
And I couldn’t agree more with Andrew! We are so excited to be able to celebrate with you two next July at Belhurst Castle!
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