I think most of you know that I stopped doing weddings about 2 years ago. It was just getting to be too hard for me to manage the travel and the massive time commitment that they require. I still LOVE to do engagement sessions though! Since my portrait work focuses on relationships, it’s a natural fit. I love helping the couples that I photograph feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera, and I also love giving them romantic shots that take the pressure off trying to work those in on The Big Day.
I did Rachel’s senior pictures years ago (they were some of my favorites!) and I was thrilled to hear from her again when she got engaged and wanted me to shoot her session. I was also pretty flattered, because she is a pretty popular fashion blogger and on top of ALL of the latest trends, with a strong sense of style. I was afraid that I was going to be too old to fit into that, lol, but it turns out we were a great team.
We had originally planned to do the session at Mingo Park, where I do most of my PA photo sessions. BUT it turned out to be the weekend of the Covered Bridge Festival, and the crowds & traffic through there is impossible. We switched to Cecil Park, which is pretty close to them, and it turned out to be the perfect place.
I was so happy to spend more time with Rachel and meet Alex, who cheerfully cooperated with every location we decided to use. I was also happy to see how well they just seem to FIT with one another – and I wish them all the best as they plan their lovely wedding and their future together!
Bridgeville PA outdoor fall engagement session – A few of my favorites:
A cool rusted pedestrian bridge made a great spot to start
I love doing engagement sessions outdoors, and this park was perfect
The goldenrod was gorgeous…this was just a spot by the road that we found
The grubby graffiti covered train trestle contrasting with this well dressed couple…bam.
A pocket of sunlight in front of an old shed with a pop of color and surrounded by wildflowers made for one of my favorites of the day
And this one too…
I always love the closeups, too.
Then we found this wonderful field – perfect since they are having a garden wedding.
Now THIS is my favorite…I think.
And yes, I know this photo has been done a time or two before, but in this case it’s totally legit – Alex is a barista at Starbucks!