Staci & Chase had never had professional photos done for the two of them before our session, but I honestly would never believe that by looking at these gorgeous images!
After getting to know the two of them a little bit better through my pre-engagement questionnaire that I send to my couples, I learned that Chase knew the owners of this cute little farm estate on Courthouse Road down the road from where I went to high school! I had always passed the farm driving to and from work when I was younger and always thought to myself that I wanted to explore it someday. I actually had been to the grounds with another couple, Kristin & Will, a long time ago because they knew the previous owners who had passed away! Regardless, the land is beautiful and I would shoot there all the time if I could. I mean, wouldn't you?! Just look at that lighting!
The two of them are so sweet to each other and so down to earth. They don't have to do anything fancy for a date right and would rather stay home with each others' families or spend the evening at Chase's parents' house for a game/movie night! I related to this so well because whenever Colby & I spend time at his parents' house, we always end up playing board games and watching movies. It's just such a fun way to spend time with family and more comfortable than sitting in a movie theater!
Staci & Chase's proposal is so fitting after learning that the two of them adore spending time with family. The two of them had originally met years ago at Staci's job here in Fredericksburg at a cute little movie/bowling place called Splitsville. Last year, Chase decided it was time that he wanted to marry the woman of his dreams and ask her to marry him! He waited until her birthday and surprised her by going to dinner and walking around town to make it not as obvious. By the time they got back to his house, she had no idea that he was about to propose! He asked her to marry him surrounded by all of their friends and family. Apparently, he had spent so much time rounding up all of the people to be there in order to make the proposal so special!
Believe it or not - these photos were a little bit earlier than my typical session (1.5 hours before sunset) and it was actually three! I wasn't expecting this light, but there were so many trees and such an open space that it helped diffuse the light to create these pretty pictures! Eek!!
When I arrived at the farm, we walked around and just talked about life for a little bit! There were so many great places at the farm, but we started over near some gorgeous trees while we waited for the sun to go down just a little bit. I taught them the "kiss and linger" and they nailed it. It's probably their go-to pose and I'm totally alright with that! They're so gorgeous!