Laura + Eric | Shenandoah National Park - Skyland Virginia Rainy, Foggy Wedding Day

When I first met Laura and Eric in a coffee shop back in June, they told me they planned to hike to their venue on the Appalachian Trail in the week leading up to their wedding day. Swapping out the hectic feelings of the lead up to a wedding by backpacking through Shenandoah National Park in Virginia felt so perfect for this adventurous duo.

Nestled along Skyline Drive, Laura and Eric chose Skyland Resort for their intimate Virginia wedding to share the overlooks and beautiful vistas with their families. But on the big day, Mother Nature had other plans. Skyline Drive was cloaked in some of the thickest fog I’ve ever experienced.

Fortunately, our adventurous couple was more than ready for the moment. That thick fog that blocked the beautiful views instead became the stunning backdrop for some absolutely stunning etherial portraits, where bride and groom hiked right back to the trail, dress and suit and all. It was a privilege to capture some of this foggy forest MAGIC for Laura and Eric to treasure forever. Thank you for letting me capture your beautiful wedding day.

Michelle + Alex | Washington, DC Engagement

I am beyond excited to share Michelle and Alex’s engagement with you, because I just love these two so much.  Michelle and Alex are two of my most hip, stylish, cool, and fun friends. When they reached out about an engagement session, I am pretty sure I screamed.

 

They wanted to do something meaningful and unique to their relationship, so we planned a multi-part engagement photo session to capture the essence of their relationship.

 

We started off with an in-home lifestyle engagement photo shoot with their four adorable cats. I like to help couples feel “at home” so we often start with an activity to help everyone get comfortable. I had Michelle and Alex make each other a drink, turn on some music, and asked them questions about their love story!

 

We then took things outside and played in the alley before hopping on their motorcycle to head out to Edwards’ Ferry. You read that correctly. Their MOTORCYCLE. I told you they were cool! On our way out to Edwards’ Ferry things started to look gloomy, like the sky was about to dump a bunch of water on us. I asked them to pull over and shoot on a random roadway and then the sky opened up. They were such great sports about it!

 

I love how these shots feel like stills from a movie. The rain, the moto, their home all felt so cinematic - like snippets from their indie film love story.

I’d love to tell your love story next! check out my couples portfolio and contact me!

xoxo,

Megan