Mike & Renee | Chestnut Ridge Orchard Park NY Engagement Photos 

I spent a wonderful evening at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, NY celebrating the engagement of Renee and Mike. This time around, I scheduled the session for a weekday, which gave me more flexibility and use of space because there were less people to work around.

We began at the pier, with the lake as our backdrop. It was quiet and serene as we moved our way around the shore, with only the fishermen in the background and the soft “plop” sound of their lines. Renee and Mike settled in quickly and got used to my weird sense of humor (which I use to get them relaxed).

As the sun began to set, we moved over to the sledding hill overlook. It was a bit crowed here, since the sunset is so beautiful to watch from this location. One of Renee and Mike’s requests was to incorporate their love of Harry Potter and The Ghostbusters. After getting a few different poses, the sun was finally getting low enough so I could play with my flash, when out of nowhere the park ranger came by and started telling everyone to leave! Apparently the park closes at 9pm (although two weeks prior to this date, during another session, I didn’t get asked to leave). As I pretended to not hear what was going on…..I was able to snap a few last images. All in all, I’m very happy with this session and I can’t wait to spend a whole day celebrating with Renee and Mike next year!