Collin + Leah

Ellicott City, Maryland
July 6, 2018

Y'all. I don't even know where to begin with this one. I just knew the day I first met with Collin and Leah that we were a really really great fit. They're both so sweet and easy-going, and that became even more obvious during their session.

 

I was particularly stoked about this one because of the location, Patapsco Valley State Park, since it's where Dan and I went on our first date (sooo it was all the sentimental memories for me and I'm sappy, it's fine).

Woman's hands with engagement ring wrapped over man's chest

Leah mentioned during the shoot that one of the songs they're considering for their first dance is "Like Real People Do," by Hozier. That song is truly one of my all time favorites so I may or may not have listened to it on repeat to get inspired while editing their session. Y'all should definitely give it a listen if you haven't already!

 

They also practiced their first dance for me and I think that needs to be a new right of passage for engagement sessions because it's a total win-win. Y'all get in some practice and it looks REAL cute in the pictures.

But honestly, the two of them were complete naturals in front of the camera and such a joy to be around, and I'm just thrilled that I got to third wheel them for the morning. Nothing makes me happier than getting to capture two people deeply in love.

Collin and Leah, thank you so much for trusting me to tell you story. I couldn't be more excited for your wedding next June!

Couple with Umbrella Kissing on Cheek in woods

We got a little bit of rain, but honestly, I really wanted to use that umbrella so I'm not even mad.

Couple Kissing in Woods
Couple Standing Under Trees in Front of River

(Also guys look at the way he's looking at her...I'm crying.) 

Couple Laughing, woman with engagement ring on man's chest
Couple smiling at each other
Couple Kissing on Picnic Table
Couple leaning in for kiss
Couple Kissing on Cheek
Couple smiling at each other under umbrella
Couple Kissing on Cheek
Close up of Couple looking at each other
Couple leaning in for kiss