Brittany + Jesse had great weather for their Fort Ouiatenon engagement session in Lafayette, Indiana! And it was November, so we were really lucky. These two had me cracking up, and I can’t wait for their wedding in October 2021.
Although planning a wedding during a pandemic can be so stressful, they have so much joy and can’t wait to celebrate with family and friends when everything is safe!
Davis Ferry Park
We began Brittany + Jesse’s engagement photo session at Davis Ferry Park, a small park in Lafayette, Indiana, which has the coolest industrial walking bridge over the Wabash River. The park also features trails going through the woods along the water’s edge, making it a great spot for engagement photos.
If you come to Davis Ferry Park, I recommend wearing comfy shoes or bringing an extra pair to change into! Some of the trails can be muddy at times during the year (thanks to the Wabash River flooding frequently). Also, to get to the walking bridge, you’ll walk up some trail steps that are a bit uneven and can be difficult to manage with heels on.
Davis Ferry Park is definitely worth the effort though; it’s pretty year-round and not very busy!
Next, we headed to Fort Ouiatenon in West Lafayette, Indiana. Fort Ouiatenon also backs up to the Wabash River, although in a different area than Davis Ferry.
Fort Ouiatenon is now a beautiful park property in an area that was settled by Europeans in the 1700s. You may know of Fort Ouiatenon as the location of Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, an annual festival and historical reenactment commemorating the gatherings that took place here between the French and Native Americans during the 1700s! The current park property features a replica of the original fur trading post built in 1717.
Fort Ouiatenon has nice fields and wooded riverbanks with a boat launch. I love to head to the rocky sandbar for waterfront pictures. Like Davis Ferry, Fort Ouiatenon isn’t generally busy. It’s also in the perfect location to watch the sunset!
When planning your Fort Ouiatenon engagement session, I recommend bringing an extra pair of comfy old shoes (as always!) in case things are muddy. Those shoes will be a little more comfortable to walk in over the rocky areas, too.
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