essex ct steam train engagement session

Quite a while back now, Jasmine and I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Trisha and Aaron’s train-themed engagement session. I have some clients who want to do something a little out of the norm for their shoot and I am always more than happy to oblige! Their wedding had a train theme, since they met on a train- so we thought it only fitting to work a train theme into their engagement shoot! And what a shoot we had… I can’t tell you how worked up we all got! Everything was perfect, Tricia and Aaron and how eager and willing they were to trust all that we wanted to do; their outfits! oh my god!! the light! the train itself! The colors! yeah. It was… overwhelming. We experienced the ‘runner’s high’ of shooting… it was, simply put. Absolutely. Amazing.

Beauty by the super talented ladies at Larissa Lake!!

Jazzy got this great shot on the left, and I got the shot of Aaron on the right- love the pairing here!

Getting this shot was challenging to get as the car was moving in and out of dappled light, I was bouncing around, literally and figuratively, and wanted to show the feeling of the train moving along!

These two. THESE. TWO.!!! They can do no wrong!

Yes. The train was moving while I got this- it was challenging and fun and exhilarating!

blaaaaahhhhhh! love this image so much!

So here we are on the train. Shooting. rocking the parlor car. Then the conductor says ‘you know we are headed to pick up a TON of people at the boat right? And there is a really cool empty red car right here…’ um. ok!!




Then we got off the train? And what what look at this light!!!! As if I had a single ounce of more energy left in me?!

Our friendly conductor was much obliged to be in our shot!




Jazzy’s shot here!!!


exactly. WHAT. THE. HELL.



I have nothing left to say. And… scene.


  1. WOW – that light! What a great couple! Amazing work Carla.

  2. sidney says:


  3. Jennifer says:

    Love them!!!

  4. Meg says:

    Are you f&?8ing kidding me? Carla….these are over the top….you never cease to inspire me. You blow me awayyyyyyyyyyyy. Oxox

  5. Abbey says:

    Hot Damn!!!! That’s all…..

  6. Sperry Tents says:

    These are STUNNING Carla! We couldn’t be more in love with them!! And your excitement is just precious 🙂 Thank you for sharing

  7. robert norman says:

    THAT is super-pretty! Like Bonnie and Clyde—great local–and photos too! 🙂

  8. um. hi. you’re out of control. i love these, girl! congrats on a beautiful session. the couple looks like so much fun! x

  9. Gayle King says:

    These are aaaaamaaaaazing! I love everything about it, the location, outfits, the couple, and last but not least you and jazzy!

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