I was so excited to finally meet up with Rachel & Allen this past weekend for their engagement session in Warrenton, Virginia. It was certainly a humid evening, but we were thankful to not see any rain in the forecast. Being slightly overcast, the clouds provided such perfect light while also helping to keep us cool. I had such a great time getting to know this sweet couple, & I can’t wait to capture their wedding in May of 2019!
While brainstorming locations for Rachel & Allen’s engagement session, Rachel knew she wanted a garden atmosphere. This little gem of a location in Warrenton, Virginia was the perfect spot & we just so happened to have the gardens all to ourselves. Rachel & Allen had such a playful demeanor about them that posing came so natural for them. In between poses we had such a great time making small talk & joking about various things. Did I ever say how much I love my job? 😉
The gardens were absolutely beautiful, & my eye kept being drawn to new spots & ideas. With the leading lines of the greenery & the quaint little archways adorned in stone, this location was every photographer’s dream. Just when we finished scouting the gardens, we came across another magical spot. Just outside the gardens there was a pond with a giant fountain in the background. I framed Rachel & Allen in between the trees just where I wanted them, & had Allen twirl Rachel in her romantic, flowing gown. It was absolute perfection, & the smile on Rachel’s face was everything.
Even with posing, you can see the genuine love between these two in their photos. So many moments between Rachel & Allen were raw, genuine, emotion that I just love to see come out in photographs. I can only imagine how amazing their wedding day is going to be. The cool thing? Rachel is actually a bridesmaid in one of my bride’s weddings this fall! So I will be seeing more of these two lovebirds before their special day.
Rachel & Allen, thank you for being so much fun to work with! You guys rocked your engagement session, & because of that I know your wedding day is going to be amazing. Here are some of my favorite images from our time together.
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