Snowy Syracuse Engagement Photos | Sam & Kayla

Bride and groom to be wrapped in a warm red and black plaid blanket in the snow in front of log cabin at Baltimore Woods in Marcellus NY

Welcome to Sam and Kayla’s snowy Syracuse engagement photos session blog post taken at Baltimore Woods in Marcellus NY!

The Pavillion

I was so impressed that these two drove all the way from Albany for their snowy Syracuse engagement photos. I had emailed Kayla a few days before and mentioned that it looked like it was really going to snow that day. I wanted to be sure they were safe on the roads driving over. Being the hearty people that they are, she responded, “oh we’ll be fine. We drive in the snow all the time.”

The Trail

Hearty and active is exactly what these two are! They love to hike, camp, run, bike and everything in between!

In fact, they are so “outdoorsy” that their wedding will take place next fall at Thatcher State Park in Albany, NY!

Sam and Kayla actually met at a track meet where she asked Sam for some advice on running a certain race. After winning that heat of the race, they continued to chat and realized that Sam’s family lives in the same small town that Kayla is from. With those connections made, their relationship took off from there!

The Nature Center

This past summer, Sam proposed to Kayla at the top of a high peak which was so fitting for the two of them and what they love to do together!

And I loved this section of trees with the red berries hanging off them! It added a pop of color to match Sam’s sweater!

Their Fur Babies

Not only did they travel all the way from Albany, but they brought all three of their dogs with them! And may I add, their fur babies were very well behaved too! Just look at the way they sat and looked at the camera for me!

I love the photos below… Sam with his boy and Kayla with her girls!

The Cabin

Towards the end of their session it really started to snow. It truly added a magical element to their snowy Syracuse engagement photos!

Just look at how much fun these two have together!

I was feeling badly about how cold it was and voiced that to Kayla and Sam. Kayla responded, “oh it’s fine! This is exactly what I had hoped for!” Yup, definitely hearty folk!

I had found a juniper tree to do some pictures of Kayla’s diamond engagement ring! The little blue berries on it were just so cute and added a little bit of a different color to their ring shots!

A warm love…

… and cozy hugs! I loved how their red and black hats perfectly matched the blanket they brought along! Towards the end of their session, that blanket was a welcome warmth!

Thank you so much for swinging by to check out Kayla and Sam’s snowy Syracuse engagement photos! I hope these pictures make your day that much more cozy! We are looking forward to celebrating with these two next fall out in Albany!

If you enjoyed Kayla and Sam’s pictures, feel free to check out our other engagement or wedding work or drop me an email here! I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Penni says:


  2. Diane Acevedo says:

    Beautiful pictures! Love them all. 💕

  3. Payton says:

    These photos are all so beautiful and capture them so well! ❤️💕❤️💕

  4. Jackie Saville says:

    These pics are gorgeous!! As is Kayla! Congrats guys! 🥰

  5. Jill Rouse says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love them all! ❤️

    • Hannah Hawkins says:

      And there are more photos that I’ll be sending Kayla and Sam! I had a hard time choosing photos to blog because there were so many great interactions and expressions from these two!

  6. Kayla Rouse says:

    Hannah these are beautiful!! Thank you for braving the elements with us 🙂

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