I always love when couples want to shoot at Manassas Battlefield. It’s easily one of my favorite locations for rustic, country style engagement sessions and it’s so huge that every time I shoot there, I wind up in a location I’ve never been before! I keep saying that one day I need to just go explore and actually see the entire thing, but I will definitely be waiting until it warms up a little bit.
Susan and Brett NAILED the coordinating aspect of outfit planning that I suggest to my couples. Seriously they looked so good! When they got out of the car I was like YES I am using you guys as examples for future couples! They each wore different shades of blue, Brett had patterns and Susan had a simple solid dress, they were equally dressy, it was awesome. Also, Susan’s hair looked perfect! If only my hair looked that good when I curl it. I was so excited to get these two in front of my camera.
I had so much fun roaming the battlefields with these two. The lighting was a dream! I can shoot in any kind of light, but there is definitely lighting that I prefer at different times. There are pros and cons to every type of light! For their engagement shoot, it was overcast in the beginning and then the sun peeked out right at the end for a perfect golden hour. Overcast is amazing for pictures because it makes the colors POP. It also creates even lighting so you can shoot anywhere! They were a little nervous that it wasn’t sunny when they got there, but I assured them it could NOT be better lighting!
As we walked around taking pictures, we got to talk about wedding plans and life and it was such a fun, relaxing afternoon. Susan and Brett are so laid back and friendly. They are the kind of people who bring a very relaxed vibe to the people they are with. When you spend time with them, you can’t help but laugh and talk and forget about whatever is stressing you out. I left the shoot feeling more energized than when I got there! I also love how excited they are to be getting married. Susan told me that knowing you get to marry your best friend is the best feeling in the world. Boy is she right! I am so excited for these two to join the married club.
Susan and Brett, I can’t wait for your wedding. Partly because we get to hang out again and I get to be there on such a special and intimate day, and partly because you two are posing experts and I can’t wait to get you in front of my camera again! Thanks for letting me document your big day! Enjoy my favorites from your shoot.