Michelle & Michael’s Autumn-hued Apple-Picking Engagement


It’s officially spring for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere but there’s nothing to stop us from appreciating a fresh and delicious autumn-hued engagement, is there? Michelle and Michael love to go apple picking every fall so what better way was there to create lasting memories of their engagement than holding their shoot at an orchard where they could relax on the meadow, sip cider and eat fruit to their hearts’ content, and yes, playfully climb into crates (which made for unique photos as you can see below!).

apple orchard engagement

Husband and wife photographer duo Scott and Lisa of Scott Kretschmann Photography are responsible for this gorgeous e-session and they had this to say about the shoot:

Who doesn’t love fall in upstate New York? Between the crisp air, the color on the trees and the beautiful light fall is pretty much the perfect time of year. One of Michelle and Mike’s favorite fall activities is apple picking so they decided to do their engagement session at Indian Ladder Farms. It was a holiday weekend so the place was crowded but we managed to shoot around it and you can’t even tell that the place was packed. We got some pictures out near the apples and then wandered into some of the nearby fields.

Michelle and Mike are doctoral students in sociology who met at University of Albany so we decided to incorporate some of the sociology books they use in their session. After a quick change into some fall sweaters they drank some apple cider and jumped into apple crates as well as doing some apple themed save the dates. We finished the day out shooting in front of the iconic green doors at Indian Ladder Farms.

apple picking engagement session

apple orchard engagement session

apple orchard engagement session

The beautiful fall colors provided such an awesome backdrop for this cute couple’s love! Here’s the pretty Michelle to share their love story with us:

My fiance Mike and I actually met on the day that I came to visit SUNY Albany as a prospective PhD student.  Mike was a current PhD student and along with several others gave me a tour and had lunch with me during my visit.  Once I accepted my position in the Sociology department, I emailed with Mike during the summer a few times with my questions about Albany.  Once the school year started we started hanging out in the same group.  The first time we ever hung out together, just the two of us, I made him eggplant parmesan and won his heart! :)  The rest is history!

apple orchard engagement session

apple orchard engagement session

apple orchard engagement session

apple orchard engagement session

apple orchard engagement session

More insights about the shoot from Michelle:

Mike and I love fall and actually toyed with the idea of getting married in the fall. Though we ended up choosing May for our wedding, we thought it would be fantastic to still spotlight the amazing colors that make up upstate NY foliage through our engagement photos. It was actually Lisa’s idea for the apple orchard engagement session, but we were super excited because we love apple picking!

Each fall we make it a point to go apple picking at an orchard called Indian Ladder farms which is about 20 minutes away from us (we’ve also been known to drive out there on a whim for their delicious cider donuts!).  So when Lisa suggested a fall apple orchard session we knew it had to be there!  The books that we used in our shoot spotlight our careers as sociologists and links in to how we met!

apple picking engagement session

apple picking engagement session

upstate new york apple picking engagement

apple picking engagement

apple orchard engagement

apple picking engagement session

apple picking engagement session

apple orchard e-session

apple picking engagement session

How witty! I love the sign’s double meaning. :)

The super sweet couple totally looked like they had a ton of fun shooting this e-session, which Michelle confirmed: “We couldn’t be more excited about how the photos turned out and are forever grateful to Scott and Lisa for the amazing gift they’ve given us.”

Thank you so much Scott and Lisa for sending your delightful images my way, and congratulations in advance to the lovely couple. Here’s wishing you all the best for your wedding in May! :)

Photographer:  Scott Kretschmann Photography
Location: Indian Ladder Farms (Altamont, New York)

Image submission via Two Bright Lights

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