We laughed, genuinely, the whole time.
Earlier this week, we had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Courtney Null, the talent behind Folk + Reverie, for a beautiful sunset engagement photo session. It was a beautiful, clear skied, May evening, and we found our way to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia - surrounded by mountains, rolling fields, and lush green trees. It was a picture perfect setting and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.
If you’re anything like Andrew and myself, the prospect of photos and posing can be a little daunting. Not being sure how to pose your body, how to interact with one another, or what will look right when you’re in front of a camera isn’t an easy thing if you don’t regularly have photos taken! We’ve learned that the right photographer can make all the difference in ensuring natural, emotionally charged photos. We definitely found that with Courtney!
From the start, she put us right at ease, helped us loosen up and start joking around, and truly - we could not stop laughing. She prompted genuine reflection on our love story and our relationship, and brought out our natural sense of humor with one another. It was such a fun evening, and we were able to relax enough to be ourselves in front of the camera. Between her talent for setting the tone of the session, and her skills behind the lens, our photos were able to capture such a genuine look into our relationship, our dynamic, and our love.
This season of our lives is such a special one, the beginning of our lives together, building our family. As a blended family, our love story isn’t conventional: we’ve never really had the carefree years of a young couple before children came along. Balancing our relationship with parenthood from the beginning hasn’t always been easy, but it has made us so much stronger in our partnership as a couple. When you can weather storms together with a smile, the sunny days are even easier to bask in.
Taking the opportunity to capture us in this time of our lives is something that is so important to me, capturing a glimpse of the beginning of forever, of the way we were when it all began.
If you’re in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, or D.C. areas I cannot recommend Folk + Reverie enough. She made capturing this beautiful session such a wonderful experience, and kept us on the edge of our seats with gorgeous sneak peeks all week long! You can find Courtney at on Instagram @folkandreverie or on her website at folkandreverie.com . Thank you again, Courtney, we are so grateful for these gorgeous memories!