I totally love D.C. and the D.C. area, and there’s something to be said for exploring beyond our little metropolis. Within an hour of D.C. we have everything from rolling hills (baby mountains) to battlefields, wineries, flower fields, expansive gardens, sprawling manor houses and mansions, quaint riverside towns, farmland, beaches… you name it, we’ve pretty much got it! That’s one of the reasons I was excited to meet Tracee and Paul, a couple who has a connection to an area outside the city! They wanted to plan their Stone House engagement photos at the Manassas National Battlefield Park near where they grew up!
One of the things I love about being a wedding and couples photographer is getting to hear each of my couples’ unique stories. Every one of them is different! And I especially love when there’s an inkling of destiny or extreme coincidence or foreshadowing in people’s love stories. I mention this because it exists in Tracee and Paul’s story!
When the three of us met up a couple months ago to discuss their Stone House engagement photos, Tracee and Paul told me how they went to the same high school in Chantilly. They were a couple years apart and never even knew each other when they were there! I think it must be so romantic picturing yourself in the same place as your future love, day in and day out, existing alongside each other and never even realizing it! They were there for each other all along! Ahhh… the romance!
OK… back to their Stone House engagement photos! Being that Tracee and Paul are both from Chantilly, Virginia, they wanted to commemorate their engagement at a special place near their hometown. Tracee had the Stone House at Manassas National Battlefield Park in mind and I’m excited we were able to make it happen! I met them bright and early two days ago and we had fun walking around the area surrounding the house, capturing glimpses of their love and I’m so happy with how everything turned out!
I’m even more excited to see these two again in a couple months to photograph their wedding day!! Until then, guys, enjoy your engagement photos!