about a month after their wedding, rachel and reed joined me in all their wedding finery back at their lovely, rustic wedding venue, the lodge at little seneca creek, to take some bridal and couple portraits with more leisurely time. we traipsed back behind the lodge and across the long lawn to the woods – it was more “them”, rachel assured me, and it was quite “me” as well. the early afternoon light and autumn air were simply lovely – as was rachel, of course! here’s a few of the shots we took there. rachel and reed, thanks so much for meeting me out there again – for getting dolled up again – and for trusting me, again, to take your pictures :)
mehreen first contacted me last winter about doing some family portraits after i had shot her cousin’s wedding a few months before; with the cold weather and her little boy, the idea of outdoor portraits didn’t work out at the time. but we managed to get it together for this fall and i was delighted that mehreen liked the idea of shooting at great falls park in virginia – one of my all-time favorite haunts, a place i used to hike alone as a student when i first came to maryland over ten years ago. the colors were just starting to come out last weekend but the light and the falls were as lovely as ever – and mehreen’s adorable little boy had a blast watching the falls and the kayakers, pushing his stroller over the gravel walkways, and running rampant over the leaf-strewn grass.
thank you guys so much for meeting me out there and trusting me to photograph your beautiful family! i hope you enjoy these photos as much as i enjoyed visiting the park with you and capturing them :)