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kellyanne + jon | great falls park engagement

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I’m so grateful for couples like KellyAnne + Jon!  We ran into a few little snags right at the start of their session – first, a completely full parking lot with a wait time to get into the park, which delayed our start time ever so slightly, and then (as you might imagine with a full parking lot) there were large crowds of people at each of the falls overlooks and on the trails!  But these two weren’t phased one bit – they took it all in stride, and they were gracious enough to trust my judgement when it came to finding a few less-traveled spots to shoot in, and waiting until the end of our session to make our way to the main attraction of the park – the falls!  KellyAnne + Jon chose Great Falls Park for their session because even though they live in the city, they both love the outdoors – and more importantly, Jon proposed at one of the overlooks!!!  So because I knew this was a sentimental location for them, I really wanted to make sure I captured it at its best – and I just couldn’t have done that without their willingness to trust me with our locations and our timing!  It made all the difference!!!

I absolutely loved getting to know these two while we traipsed around the park together for an evening.  They are both incredibly gracious and easygoing, and it was just a pleasure to spend the evening with them!  (Plus, let’s be honest, they’re adorable together, which always makes my job easy!)  After spending just this one evening with them, I already know their wedding day is going to be an absolute joy to be a part of, and I’m so honored that I have the privilege of capturing it for them!

But before I ramble on too much, how about I go ahead and share my faves from their engagement session with y’all?!  😉

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We had some of the most beautiful sunshine glow during the first part of our session!  And those fall colors in northern Virginia were most definitely showing off for us!  🙂

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I love this next shot on the left – KellyAnne, you’re adorable!

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I’m not going to lie, I’m a little obsessed with this next moment in black + white:

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Aaaand this next one has to be one of my top faves!!  Love, love, love the joy in this moment.  <3

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Have I mentioned that sunshine glow can be just as gorgeous in black + white as it is in color?!  See below…

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They changed outfits mid-way through our session and I’ve got to admit, I’m a little obsessed with KellyAnne’s navy lace dress!  GAH!  (Also, can we just talk about what a trooper she was?  This girl was willing to walk anywhere I asked her to – in those gorgeous heels – and I’m so grateful for that!)

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They even did a little slow dancing in the woods… 🙂

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Y’all, if we had tried to grab these next shots at the overlook even 30 minutes earlier, it would have been impossible.  People were lined up shoulder-to-shoulder at all of the overlooks, until the park office shut down and we had just a few minutes left before sunset.  (And in full disclosure, there were still other park visitors just a foot outside of the frame even when we took these!  Yet another reason I love this couple – they were willing to snuggle up close for me, even with an audience!  But if you ask me, it was 100% worth it!)

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KellyAnne, Jon, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this season of your lives!  (And thank you for your willingness to trust me, a girl you’d only “met” once, over FaceTime, before our session!!)  I hope we created images that you love, and I can’t wait to do this again on your wedding day!!

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