They wanted a location that could have elegant details, and a place by the beach. Mileysa is from Puerto Rico, so the beach photos were important to her! She and her parents gave us some spectacular recommendations for our most recent trip to the island (you can see some of them in our Puerto Rico Travel Guide!) We knew that we had the perfect place with the best of both worlds in Harkness Park.
The outfits they wore were the perfect mix of casual and elegant, with Mileysa in a cream colored dress and Dallas in blue and khaki. The colors looked beautiful against the bright greens throughout Harkness Park. Mileysa’s nails looked so fantastic with her stunning ring too! This is why we always recommend pampering yourself and getting a manicure before your engagement session. (Guys, you’re totally allowed to do this too :p)
One of the things I love most about Harkness Park is the incredible garden. It’s bursting with green vines and flowers this time of year, and I knew the marble columns would be perfect for the elegant but casual vibe we were going for.
We even had a couple of photo shoot crashers from a wedding being held at the Eolia Mansion!
One of the coolest parts of Harkness Park is the ancient Japanese Maple in one of the gardens. Especially this time of year, it blooms with red leaves, and combined with the crazy twisting branches it becomes an amazing setting for engagement photography!
Halfway through their session Dallas and Mileysa changed into clothes that would be better for the beach! This was perfect because we had them dance in the sand, play in the waves, and practice some dance moves along the way. We took our time walking down to the beach, snapping photos along the way!
The water in Connecticut is definitely a lot colder than the water in Puerto Rico, especially this time of year before it’s really warmed up! But Dallas and Mileysa braved the cold water for a few romantic photos walking down the shoreline together.
We absolutely love these Harkness beach engagement photos and it’s so obvious how much Mileysa and Dallas love each other!
Congratulations Dallas and Mileysa!
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