Christy & Josiah | Manassas Battlefield Engagement

We’d been planning this session for months, and I could not have been more excited for it to finally be here. Ever since that very first email floated my way through the internet tubes from Christy, I knew I was about to get the chance to work with an incredible pair.

Christy and Josiah met while attending college in Michigan. Although she was sure that she was the owner of two left feet, Christy had been convinced to check out their college’s swing dancing lessons. Much to her surprise, she was actually pretty good! But she found that she was even better when she was partnered with this boy named Josiah, and soon the dancing partner became more than just dancing partners. With graduation came job offers, and for Christy and Josiah, those job offers also meant long distance, but not for too long. Before graduation, Josiah made sure he wouldn’t have to be away from the love of his life for too much time, and asked Christy to marry him! Now these two sweet, kind, and hilarious souls are planning what is sure to be a beautiful, love-filled affair, and I have been so excited to get to be the one to document their story!

Since Christy has been planning most of their wedding from Michigan, I finally got to meet these two in the flesh for their engagement session at Manassas Battlefields! Being lovers of the outdoors, C+J wanted to keep their session really natural, with plenty of fields and fall color, and I think the battlefields were the perfect spot! Christy also asked as we were planning for their session if we could incorporate lights into their shoots! Though it was definitely out of the ordinary for me, I was so excited to get to play around a bit with it! After trying to find the perfect place to incorporate the warm glow that can only come from Christmas lights, we decided to take matters into our own hands… and create a wonderland of lights for ourselves! A little behind-the-scenes secret: we did all of this in the back of a Wendy’s parking lot! Who would’ve guessed? ;) Enjoy a few of my favorites from their fall battlefield engagement session!

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Truly, it doesn’t get much sweeter than these two.
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They even showed me a bit of their swing dancing skill…
…it’s casual, not a big deal at all ;)

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Love this! You two are absolute pro’s!
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I loved loved loved Christy’s gorgeous engagement ring. So unique with the emerald stones!
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I love a good field to shoot in!
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Seriously, these two have dance moves for days! I can’t wait to photograph their reception!
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So in love with this ring shot and this crazy rainbow grass!
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YES!! Magic, you two!!
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