Cozy Fall Engagement Session on Lake Holiday Mackenzie + Brian | Cross Junction, VA

Mackenzie inquired with me shortly after Brian proposed. Her email said that she had told Brain weeks before that, whenever they got married, she wanted me to be a part of their special day…she just had no idea how soon it would be!!! Brian proposed in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (DREAM come true!!!) and I adored them from the very first emails we exchanged. We made the decision to photograph their engagement session near their brand new home they built in Winchester, and I LOVED every second of it!! We found nearby trails with beautiful fall foliage, an amazing dock overlooking the lake and the most stunning open field off the side of the road (shootout to Mackenzie for this one!!!)

I think we spent more time chatting and dying laughing than we did photographing…and it’s exactly why I love them!!! I would’ve spent the entire day with them if I could have!! They even had apple cider donuts waiting for me…which is pretty much the FASTEST way into my heart. Mackenzie and Brain, I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from your engagement session! I cannot WAIT until your wedding next year!!

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Mackenzie and I showed up in almost the exact same sweater…we’re kindred spirits 🙂

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Another fave!!! This dress from VICI looked incredible on her!!

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October 26, 2017


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