Nancy & Michael - Jamestown Beavertail Lighthouse Engagement

posted on: October 19, 2010

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Most lighthouse engagement sessions are quite windy, especially in the fall on the Atlantic ocean. This day, however, was EXTREMELY windy- even for Jamestown, RI. I wish I had checked the wind speeds so I could tell you exactly how windy it was, I'm guessing it was somewhere in the tropical storm range. That being said, it was also an incredibly bright and sunny day with not a single cloud in the sky (they were all blown away), which we get much more often in New England than I've ever seen in the Midwest. I could have copped out and shot in the shade or in an area more protected from the wind, but Beavertail Lighthouse is where Michael proposed to Nancy, so I really wanted to show off everything that made it wonderful. Since the wind was moving in the same direction as the sun, I embraced the hard light and hard wind as an additional creative challenge. How do you create great images when people are being blown away and blinded by the sun? You work it.

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

This is how most of our in-between moments were spent...
Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

It was pretty cool to see these birds fly by in perfect form...
Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

This wouldn't be a shot I'd normally include, but at this very moment, Michael looked at Nancy and said, "You're so beautiful right now" - I just had to capture it, no matter what.
Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Backlit...
Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Flare...
Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Shadow...
Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

Lighthouse light...
Jamestown Rhode Island Engagement

In honor of their engagement, and as a thank you for keeping such lovely grounds, I've made a donation to Beavertail Lighthouse. If there's a lighthouse you love, I hope you will consider doing the same.

Pssst... people who "like" Anne Ruthmann Photography on facebook, got to see these photos before you did! Just sayin'. ;-)

3 comments, to add [click here]:

  1. Work it indeed - these are incredible photos - you would never have known what the conditions were if not for your description!

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  2. Wow...Great job workin' it! Incredible Photos in those conditions. Amazing Work!

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  3. Your photos are incredible. I couldn't stop drooling between the lighting, the scenery and the well-captured moments. Lovely!

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