Emily & Ted

I had a great time shooting Emily and Ted's engagement session on Veterans Day. I've known Ted for years (I have fond memories of going over to his house and racing our new Tyco RCs we'd just gotten for Christmas back in 96) but shockingly enough had never met Emily. She is awesome and surprised me with how much she knew about photography. Every now and then she would say something that would make me raise my eyebrow until there were enough comments for them all to simply be coincidence. That's when she admitted that she had considered majoring in photography early in her college career. That explained it! It's always nice having someone who understands the dynamics of photography in front of the lens.

Ted and Emily are actually high school sweethearts who have been together for 9 years! Ted finally popped the big question while they were cruising the Caribbean last month.  They are adorable together and I think that really comes through in the pictures. We did the shoot at Manassas National Battlefield at Emily's request. The place was amazing, especially with all the vibrant autumn colors in full effect. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy.

 Are you guys sure you haven't modeled before? If not you should start considering it.

Are you guys sure you haven't modeled before? If not you should start considering it.

 Talk about being naturally adorable.

Talk about being naturally adorable.

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Emily brought her special blanket that she got from her grandma. She thought it might be to raggedy, but I thought it was just perfect.

 Are you kidding me?!?!

Are you kidding me?!?!

We finished up right next door at The Winery at Bull Run. This was one of the places they looked at when searching for a venue but unfortunately it wasn't big enough.

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And I finished up by trying out some double exposures. These were all done in camera; no Photoshop here. I think they came out pretty awesome if I do say so myself :-P

Congratulations Emily and Ted! I can't wait to photograph your big day next fall. I know it's going to be a blast!