This couple definitely affirms that I have finally reached my ideal client. Stef and Mark are basically the exact people I would choose to photograph all day long. They’re goofy, super in love and have two cats. What more could you ask for!? When planning their engagement session, we considered a bunch of locations but eventually settled on Bear’s Den.

Just like Ben and me, these two are adventurous and love creative fun dates. This setting was an ideal mix of nature and hiking but not too much of a trek that Stef couldn’t wear a gown & heels (hello soulmate). Didn’t she absolutely kill it in this Lulus dress?! Stef and I are very much style twins (high school emo kids with tattoos and a love of all things glamorous) and I don’t think I have photographed a groom-to-be that loves nerd gaming culture as much as my own husband. After this session, we grabbed Tacos and gabbed like long lost best friends. 

Stef and Mark met at a local bar (practically the only bar) in their old neighborhood and have been inseparable since. They have made their life in Reston full of friends, sarcasm and kitty snuggles. I cannot wait for their Whitehall Manor wedding next fall! If it’s anything like this session, I will be one happy photographer! Here are some of my favorites from their session.