ENGAGEMENT photography session - harpers ferry, West Virginia
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is an awesome place to have an engagement session. I have shot so many around the historic little town I have lost count. However, I fall in love with it over and over again every time I drag a willing couple up and down a thousand stone steps!
This summer engagement session is totally the bees knees and I am stoked to share it with you. This couple found me on one of those Facebook community page! After our initial video chat, we quickly began to set up details for their engagement session. Harpers Ferry was the chosen location. They wanted water and mountains. We met the couple by the Marc Train station downtown and decided to work our way up towards Jefferson Rock by taking the stone stair path up the side of the hill between beautiful historic buildings in downtown Harpers Ferry.
We stopped along the way to snap some photos in front of some lovely orange daylilies and the overlook back towards downtown on the stone wall. As usual halfway up the hill I laughed to myself thinking about how hard I was making my couple work as we scaled the side of the hill towards Jefferson Rock. They were both really cool about it and were enjoying the journey too. Their adorable son was such a trooper during the entire hike up. It made for a really fun time.
Once we got to the top of the hill I really took time photograph the couple at different angles to showcase the natural splendor of the area. From there we headed back down the hill so they could change into their next outfits. This time we made our way to the bridge and water. Our session was during a weekday when there is less tourist and that proved to be super beneficial when taking photos of the pedestrian bridge.
When we got the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, the sky started turning pink from the sunset that made the water look pink at well. I was so flipping giddy about it, I may have startled the local fisherman that I had to strategically keep out of my photos!
Photographing the love and connection these two shared was such an honor. I cannot wait until their wedding in Carrol County, Maryland next month.