Sunrise Engagement Session | La Plata, Maryland

 

IMG_1907.jpgI met Sara in Kindergarten. She was my first friend. We did everything together throughout elementary school. Life and time have moved Sara to Maryland. I haven’t seen her since we graduated high school, but when she invited me to La Plata to meet her fiance, Jonathan, and photograph their wedding, I couldn’t turn the offer down.

Before their wedding, I wanted to meet Jonathan and see their wedding venue, so we planned an engagement shoot before we both head back to school.

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I met Sara and Jonathan early this morning. Like 6:30, early, and we headed to the dock for a sunrise shoot by the water.

She was the same as I remember her; sweet and genuine. She laughs so hard she can’t finish a story, and Jonathan’s sense of humor feeds in to that.

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Jonathan is one of those people who you meet and become instant friends; like you’ve known each other forever. For months now, since asking me to shoot their wedding, Sara has talked non-stop about how great he is.

 

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Watching the two of them together this morning was something special. The love they share for each other radiates. They’re joyful and funny and playful.

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Joy. Pure joy.

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