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Choosing a location for Heather & David’s engagement session proved to be a challenge. Choices one and two were all booked up for the date they wanted but on a whim, they chose The Biltmore in Asheville. Does any other choice really compare? We spent the afternoon exploring all that the gorgeous grounds have to offer.

Heather and David were a dream to photograph. Their love for each other was on fire! The easiest way to love your photographs is by loving your significant other visibly. I can pose you but poses can only go so far. We read emotions and movement in photographs, they’re what draw you in. Heather and Dave are a great example of “forgetting” that the camera was there and they just enjoyed being together. I just had to be ready for so many sweet moments!

Afterward, we grabbed dinner together and truly became friends. I’m so excited about their September wedding! It’s going to be incredible!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Romantic Engagement at The Biltmore | Heather & David

Engagement

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The morning of Kat & Christian’s shoot the forecast changed to rain. These two had traveled the night before 3.5 hours for their engagement session in Blowing Rock only to have to reschedule. We talked multiple times that morning and they ultimately decided that even if it didn’t rain, they really wanted the sunset for their photos. Fair enough and we planned to reschedule.

Fast forward an hour later. I checked the weather again and low and behold it had changed. Summer in North Carolina is like that, fickle. So I called one more time in hopes to convince Kat & Christian to keep their session and apparently I wore them down because they agreed! I told them on the phone “if there isn’t a sun set, I’ll make one for you.”

And that’s exactly what we did. By the time we got to the top of Beacon Heights, the mountain views were covered in a cloud. With a little thought & some off-camera flash skills, we made our own sunset & man was it ever perfect!

After we finished the shoot and we all drove back to town, I noticed a break in the clouds and the most gorgeous sunset peaked through. So I flashed my lights and got Kat & Christian to pull over for a few natural sunset photos too. All in all, it was an epic and fantastic shoot. I’m so thankful Kat & Christian trusted me because their engagement session is one of my new favorites!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Mountain Engagement at Beacon Heights | Kat & Christian

Flying W Airport Medford, NJ Engagement Photography

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Destination Engagement Photographers

There is something so wonderful about traveling to a new location that we’ve never been. Daniel & I enjoy traveling, we may grumble about a long drive, but when it comes down to it we love it. Exploring new places, spending quality time with amazing people, it makes for a happy heart!
This time we traveled to the Philadelphia, PA area to meet up with my friends Lauren & Jeff. I’ve known Lauren for years through summer camp friends. It was so exciting when I got to meet Jeff for the first time at another wedding. Something clicked with these two and I knew it was destined for great things! About 2 years later there was an email waiting for me from the lovely Lauren asking me to shoot their wedding! How absolutely perfect!
Lauren & Jeff graciously hosted us the entire weekend. We ate together, laughed together, and drank some great pumpkin beer together too!

Flying W Airport


Our favorite part of engagement sessions getting to know our clients better. Each location Lauren & Jeff chose showed a new piece of what was important to them. We started the day by visiting the Flying W Airport where Jeff chartered a plane and took us all flying! WOW! I had no idea he had his pilot’s license and it was an incredible experience flying over the New Jersey coast!

After our morning in the air, we spent some time at Jeff’s home, which will soon be Lauren’s as well. They cooked lunch together and played music together as we waited for the golden hour of light.

Tyler State Park

Once the golden hour approached, we packed up our bags and ventured over to Tyler State Park in PA. This park reminded me of all the times spent creek stomping at summer camp. Lauren & I reminisced some more as we hiked the creek & trails all around.

Ben Franklin Bridge

To top the day off we ended after dark in Philadelphia at the Ben Franklin bridge. He was all lit up and posed perfectly in the background for Lauren & Jeff!
 
Needless to say we were tired & hungry at the end. Lauren & Jeff took us to their favorite brewery in the Philly area, Tired Hands. It was a delicious way to end the evening & a well photographed day!
 
I cannot wait until next spring when we head back up to capture their gorgeous river side wedding day!
 
XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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Tyler State Park Tyler,PA Engagement Session

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Tyler State Park Tyler, PA Engagement Photography – Lauren & Jeff

Couple frolics through a wild flower field in Greensboro, NC at the Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

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Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

Daniel and I visited Timberlake Earth Sanctuary for Grace & Reed’s engagement session. It’s so beautiful there, I could spend hours taking pictures and still discover more. It’s easy to see why Grace and Reed love it so much! With lush green forests, wide open fields, and the sounds of nature surrounding us. It’s a treasure! I’m surprised that this spot is only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Greensboro, NC. It feels like we’re ages away from civilization!

Engagement Session Fears

We met Grace and Reed at Katie & Sam’s wedding last year. So when they contacted us about their wedding it was an absolute delight to reconnect with them! At first they weren’t sure they wanted to have an engagement session. A lot of people don’t love the idea of being in front of the camera more than they have to. These two had nothing to worry about because they’re naturals! You see the key to being comfortable in your photographs is to be yourself. We’ll guide you where we can, give you tips on how to pose. However, your personality & love for one another is what truly makes your session shine! It always takes some time, but by the end of the session you’ll be completely comfortable. It also doesn’t hurt to bring an adorable distraction like Grace & Reed’s Greyhound Ruby! She was so sweet and a great companion to bring along and interact with!
 
We loved getting to know Grace and Reed and I can’t wait to for their wedding in just a few months!

 

XOXOXO,
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Timberlake Earth Sanctuary Engagement Greensboro, NC