Monday, June 24, 2013

Taylor + Alex | Afton, Virginia Engagement Photographer

When Taylor emailed me about doing her engagement pictures, I was thrilled! Getting to meet new people and to photograph couples in love is something I get more excited about every day, especially when the couple is as excited as me! Taylor first asked me if I knew of any locations that would have a plantation/colonial feel and I loved that she knew what she wanted!! There were a few places that came to mind but we settled on Swannanoa, even though it's more of a villa. I've shot at Swannanoa many times and every time it's just as fun because in every season, it's different. It's my goal to make every shoot I do in the same location to look a little different so I had fun challenging myself this past Saturday morning. Yes, morning! I don't typically schedule morning shoots but it worked out best for Taylor and Alex since they were in town then! It was refreshing to change it up and shoot at a different time!

Taylor and Alex were so wonderful and I am going to call them my model couple because they were such a fun couple to shoot! I loved their coordinated outfits and how they laughed every time I told them to look at each other. I loved how I asked them to stand in the tall grass and they didn't hesitate. I loved that they put up with me taking way too many ring shots and having to run back to my bag to get another memory card because yes, I filled up a whole memory card. I won't tell you how many gigabytes. Haha! I'm just so thankful to be able to photograph people like Taylor and Alex! It makes me love my job all the more. So thank you both for letting me photograph you! Enjoy some of my favorites!