What do you and your fiancé do two days before Christmas while you are in town to celebrate with family? You have your engagement session, that is what! The weather – though a constant worry in my mind always – was perfection. I stretched myself with this session, experimenting with poses in certain ways where the light would hit just right. I felt like 2019 most of my sessions were overcast conditions with minimal glow opportunities, this session was a lot of fun. Not only that, I was able to test out a couple of Sony lenses I hope to add to my fleet later this year. The transition to Sony from Canon has been an expensive one.
Some of my goals during an engagement session is to experiment with lighting, poses, and locations. I love offering my couples a variety in their online galleries to choose from. If you are at a place for an engagement session with multiple looks take advantage of it. Of course, the foreground of goats and chickens is always a bonus.
My last engagement session of 2019 happened at The Ballenger Farm with Kayla and Kevin. It wasn’t too long ago I was at this same place for Jasmine and Andrew’s session. Like Jasmine, Kayla wanted something cozy and rustic. When I mentioned that was a probability of feeding goats during their session, Kayla and Kevin were all in. Liz – my dear friend who runs the farm – was, as always, the most gracious of hosts and brought out pellets for this couple to feed the goats.
How adorable are these two? They met online, fell in love, and Kevin proposed in 2019. Though living in Pennsylvania, these two are planning their wedding at 48 Fields in Leesburg. And I can’t wait for it.
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