Yes, you’ve read that right… Beach and barracks. Such an unlikely combination for our very compatible couple. Kelly & Thomas’ engagement shoot was held in two stylistically different places. First was on the beach in Delaware bay where the couple made use of the wonderful lighting provided by the sunrise. And second was in Camp Henlopen State Park, a historic site, where they both channeled their vintage style. The beach pictures made for some soft and sweet photos, while the camp gave fun and old-fashioned themed ones. But despite all these differences in details, what all photos have present is that they captured the undeniable state of bliss and love our couple has. Congratulations Kelly & Thomas!
Read on as to why their photographer had a blast in shooting in the said venues and what she has to say about our loving couple.
Kelly is an elementary education major and Thomas works as an EMT. Kelly and Thomas are such fun and energetic people- I enjoyed photographing them because they were up for anything and it was so clear that they were just happy to be together. When they are not dancing, kissing, and laughing, they are staring at that ring! And who could blame them? Check out that rock!
Kelly and Thomas traveled all the way from Fort Myers, FL to have their engagement photos taken in Kelly’s childhood vacation spot of Lewes, DE. Her mother and Grandparents would camp in Cape Henlopen State Park and she has fond memories of traveling to the beach each summer. The starting location is a sunrise shoot on the sands of the Delaware Bay (where her family owns a vacation home) and the second location is in the grounds of Cape Henlopen State Park just a few miles away. The state park was used during the second wold war as a military base by the U.S army and was later deemed surplus property and became a state park. The park still has observation towers, barracks, and canons. The second location of the shoot has some of these (the barracks especially) as a fun/different backdrop. Because of the history of the park, Kelly styled the second half of her shoot with a vintage flare and brought some props along.
The story of this beautiful engagement gallery is a destination shoot of sorts.
The bride, Kelly, grew up vacationing in the lewes de area and wanted to incorporate the childhood memories into her shoot with her hubby to be, Thomas. The two love vintage finds and decided to theme half of their shoot to reflect this , and what better place to do so than in the military barracks use din WWII.
What inspired the wedding day outfits?
Like I said before, the history of the Cape Henlopen state park grounds spurred a vintage throw back theme for half the shoot. Kelly thrifted and made her and Thomas’ outfits.
What was your favorite part of the day?
Waking up to see the sunrise for the first half of the shoot was absolutely incredible. The lighting as we walked along the sandbars and pier were so soft and glowing.
Photographer: Joy Michelle Photography
Other Location:Cape Henlopen State Park