mary + rob

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Winter hiking/exploring is one of our favorite things to do. We stumble upon the coolest places that we never knew were there, and we’re always like, “oh, this would be such a great place for an engagement session!” I get all excited for a while, but no one ever seems to want to go freeze their ass off in 20 degree weather while we snap a million pictures of them in some remote wooded location. Go figure…

So, when Mary and Rob agreed to do their engagement session at Wendt Beach State Park, (one of our magical winter exploration locations), I was “off the charts” excited! I LOVE this place! Yes, it’s a beach; but in the winter, the landscape changes dramatically to reveal ice carved sculptures and amazing piles of driftwood.

We started on the beach, by the lake. There was almost no wind that day, which was AWESOME…

amazing landscape
How amazing is this landscape?
tree-stump-island ice sculpture
…and a sweet tree-stump-island ice sculpture
Mary's ring is gorgeous
When I saw these icicles that looked like fingers, I knew I had to use them. I love, love, LOVE this; and, Mary’s ring is gorgeous!
marry couple

beach engagement

log cabin shot
We were loving the little random log cabin. Jenn’s perspective…
log cabin shot 2
…and Ben’s perspective!
climbing shot
We had to include this picture in the post to demonstrate the extent of Mary and Rob’s awesomeness…we can’t take any of the credit for this pose; it was totally their idea! Brilliant!
awesome landscape

beautiful couple

bridge photo

happy couple
This one is super-fun-happy…LOVE it!
super happy couple!

idyllic shot

Mary and Rob, thanks for being so much fun to hang out with! The next time we get to hang out, you’ll be getting married! YAY!

Talk to you soon!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks, Mary! We had a great time with you guys, and we’re looking forward to seeing you again soon. :)

  • Mary SAYS...

    A BIG thanks to you both for making the experience enjoyable and actually fun! You did an awesome job capturing us in our ‘natural habitat’ :) The pictures turned out beautiful; couldn’t have asked for anything more!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Ohana folks! We love your work! Stop by anytime! :)

  • ohana photographers SAYS...

    great set!!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks, Val! :)

  • valarie SAYS...

    Very nice Jenn!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thank-you so, so much! I love the icicle one, too :)

  • regina SAYS...


    You did a great job – so creative. I love the one with ring on the icicle