Kristina and Josh | Winter Engagement Session | Shenandoah National Park

Here is what this photo shoot was made of :

Laughing. A lot of it.
Black ice and some swearing.
Staring into the sun.
Cold breath.
Some more laughing.
Titanic impersonations.
Greatest Showman Soundtrack.
Disney Soundtracks.

And then to top it all off, we got stuck up on Skyline Drive and had to drive all the way back (about an hour) to another exit where Johnny picked me up.

And that’s how you make new best friends!

To be perfectly clear, I did listen to The Greatest Showman soundtrack over and over while editing these. It was important I did so.

Macy & Mark | Fall Sunrise Couple Session | Shenandoah National Park

I am up on the Shenandoah National Park nearly every week, sometimes multiple times a week, and every time I am there it is different. The sunrises are different within themselves, and they are very, very different from the sun sets. Sometimes the fog sits in this valley, sometimes it has engulfed the entire mountain, sometimes the sunrise is blue, and sometimes - though rarely - it is this clear, firey orange.

This was one of my mini sessions, and I am so very thankful that Macy and Mark traveled almost 2 hours and even got here on time so early in the morning so that we could witness this crazy sunrise together. Also, their style is on point.

Sarah & Evan | Shenandoah National Park | Maternity Session

I used to work at the cafe in the college Sarah worked for, and I’d see her nearly every day, whether she was walking buy or stopping in for a drink. I remember when Evan first started working at the college too, and seeing him stopping in nearly every day, then sometimes the two of them visiting together. AND NOW they’re married, with a sweet little one on the way. It was so, so wonderful to see the both of them. It’s always been a hoot with Sarah, and she brightened up my day yet again.

This was one of my first times offering a mini session, and I was glad as heck that these three were a part of it (: