Rachel & Donnie's in home engagement session

Some couples like to do it on the beach; others, in public parks.  This couple preferred to do it in the comfort of their own home.  Rachel and Donnie were kind enough to invite us into their lovely, natural light-filled home to capture their casual yet intimate engagement session.  

“Nothing else really felt like us,” Rachel explained regarding her decision to photograph their engagement portraits at home.  

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While golden sunsets and lush greenery are gorgeous backdrops for romantic couples’ portraits, it was refreshing to hear that Rachel and Donnie were more concerned with capturing the essence of their relationship.

This gave us a chance to enjoy Rachel and Donnie’s dynamics in a space where they felt most comfortable, most relaxed, and most in touch with one another.  As a result we were able to capture a beautifully balanced set of images that ranged from fun and playful to powerfully intimate.

So, when planning locations for your engagement session, don’t be afraid to trust your instincts and stay true to you and your partner’s essence.  If you choose the right photographer, they will understand the importance of the perfect location, even if it’s smack dab in the middle of your living room!


Hair and Makeup provided by Ashlee Ann

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