It’s days like this past Saturday and couples like Anna and Jesse that make me love winter photo sessions more than I ever thought I would (I’m not fan of the cold y’all, so that’s saying something!). I’m super excited to share with you Anna and Jesse’s Poplar Springs Manor maternity photos in Warrenton, Virginia!
I always try to match photo session locations with places that have meaning for my clients, whether it’s a place they love going, or where they had their first date, or it just matches the vibe of who they are as a couple. Anna and Jesse’s connection with their Poplar Springs Manor maternity photos location was a little more on the money than I’m used to – they had their wedding celebration at Poplar Springs Manor almost two years ago!
This story gets even better and more interesting (haha!) if you can believe it! Not only did Anna and Jesse get married at the same spot where we did their Poplar Springs Manor maternity photos, but they were actually officially married by one of the members of Megadeth! Jesse is a musician and is really into heavy metal and he and Anna ended up going to a retreat weekend with Megadeth in California (best fiance ever! haha). One of the members of the band is an ordained minister and they asked him to go ahead and marry them while they were visiting for the weekend! How awesome of a wedding story is that?!
So even though Anna and Jesse had possibly-the-best-wedding-ever, they still wanted to celebrate with their friends and family back home, sans Megadeth. They held their wedding celebration at Poplar Springs Manor in Warrenton, Virginia, almost two years ago and this past weekend we met there to take their maternity photos! I love that these two have such a special connection with this location and that now their wedding photos and maternity photos will have a unique link.
We totally lucked out weather wise, because after a week of snow and single digit temps, we got this semi-warm, cloudless, blue sky, glowy light day! Maybe the best part? It was still just chilly enough to have a little snow cover, which was perfect for our photos! The light was gorgeous too, but I’ll tell you what I enjoyed even more was getting to know Anna and Jesse as we walked around the manor property. They are so fun and sweet, it was like catching up with old friends! And they are each so excited to welcome their new addition in just a couple months.
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Hi – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia. I love taking photos of elegant people who love to laugh, as well as of much in-love couples. If you’re a dog owner, that’s a plus! I’m currently booking 2019 portrait sessions, as well as 2019 and 2020 weddings.