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Hudson Valley adventure engagement at Lake Minnewaska by Krystal Pratt Productions

What are Hudson Valley Adventure Engagement Sessions and are they Right for You?

Have you ever heard of an adventure engagement session? It’s the latest trend in engagement photos and is perfect for any couple getting married in the Hudson Valley looking for that different and unique experience.

So, today instead of showing you a real Hudson Valley wedding, we’re going to give you a glimpse of what an adventure engagement session can be. But, first things first…

What is an adventure engagement session?


Krystal Pratt, owner, and photographer at Krystal Pratt Productions says, “An Adventure Session is a photography session that creates more of an experience than your typical sessions. It allows you to do something out-of-the-ordinary while having fun and creating memories…It’s basically a mini-date with your own personal paparazzi!”

Basically, they’re sessions that take you away from the typical posed shots and get you out and about doing something you love so that you’re more relaxed in front of the camera or trying something new and ‘adventurous’ to get a really expressive, in-the-moment feel.

What activities would be good for adventure engagement sessions?


“Typically”, says Pratt, “An Adventure Session is outdoors in nature and involves some hiking and exploring. Most adventure sessions involve some kind of epic view at the end of it and we take photos along the way up to the ‘main attraction.’ ”

However, if nature and hiking or exploring aren’t your thing, there are still a ton of activities you can do to create your own adventure session. The easiest way to decide what to do is to simply make a list of what you enjoy doing together and speaking to your photographer to see which one would be the best for a great session. Still stuck? Here are some ideas:


    * Wine or beer tasting at a Hudson Valley vineyard, brewery or distillery

    * A cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America

    * Taking an art class

    * A 5K, marathon or fun-run/mud-run

    * Cutting down a Christmas tree or decorating your home for Christmas

    * Sledding or playing in the snow

    * Spending the day at your favorite amusement park or county fair

    * Kayaking or sailboating

    * Pizza and game night

    * Going to your favorite coffee shop or ice cream stand

    * Working out

    * Having a picnic at a park or along the shores of the Hudson River

    * Going camping

    * Rock climbing

    * Antiquing or attending antique car shows

    * Going apple picking or carving pumpkins


Below are photos from a gorgeous styled shoot at Lake Minnewaska, taken by Krystal Pratt Productions, to show you how amazing and casual adventure sessions could be. What do you think? Are you in?




Photographer & StylistKrystal Pratt Productions

Hair – Gina Damiano of Hair by Gina

MakeupIman Thomas of Beleza Artistry

Male Model – Justin Osterthaler

Female Model – Olivia Malian

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