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A Green Spring Gardens Engagement Session

Emily & Jesse

Fall typically means engagement sessions for the next year’s wedding couples, and this fall is no exception! After months of following each other on social media, I finally got to meet Jesse and Emily in person for their engagement session last week. We met at Green Spring Gardens in northern Virginia on a gorgeous fall afternoon and instantly felt like old friends!

The park was teeming with flora and blooms, which wasn’t just pretty to look at – it was fun to explore, too! Jesse’s dad is a horticulturist and has passed that hobby on to his son, so while Emily and I were just blown away by the beauty of the gardens, Jesse enjoyed exploring the grounds and impressing us with his knowledge of all the plants!

The weather was perfect, so we wandered all over the grounds and even down a wooded path in search of great light. To say we found it is a serious understatement! I’m so thrilled with how much warm, glowy light is in these portraits!

Beautiful engagement photos are great, but my favorite part of these sessions is getting to know my couples. For example, I now know that Emily’s engagement ring is a treasured family heirloom (scroll down to see!) and that Jesse was homeschooled all throughout his childhood. Feeling like friends makes me look forward to wedding days even more, and I already know that their June wedding is going to be a STUNNER!

Congratulations, you two! Enjoy a few faves from Jesse & Emily’s engagement session!

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I'm a storyteller at heart. This journal is peek into my clients' love stories and dearest family milestones, my own life and travels, and my best tips and tricks for a stellar experience in front of the camera.