I met Jenny and Corey by almost ruining their Washington, DC engagement. While shooting an anniversary session at the National Cathedral’s gardens, we noticed a Marine sitting alone on a bench. He sat there for awhile, and since there was a funeral at the Cathedral that morning, we assumed he was waiting for that.
Toward the end of my photo session, the husband points behind me and says, “You’re going to want to get photos of that.” I turn around and the Marine is down on one knee holding a ring out to a petite brunette. And they had no photographer. So, yes, I ran over to snap some photos of the proposal and then one hell of a kiss.
When their moment was over, I introduced myself and offered to take some portraits of them. Evidently Corey had been waiting for me and my clients to be done near the gazebo before messaging their friends to bring Jenny into the garden.
The least I could do to make up for delaying the proposal was send along their proposal photos, and when Jenny asked if they could give me something for them, I said to just keep me in mind when they needed a wedding photographer. Six months later, I was on my way to their wedding outside Pittsburgh 🙂
They chose Pinehall at Eisler Farms for the wedding ceremony and reception; it was the first and only venue they visited. As a photographer, I was in heaven. We had almost two hours for couples photos at the gorgeous property, which had ponds, orchards and one of the best bridal suites I’ve seen. It also helped that Jenny was the sweetest bride. Nothing seemed to faze her. When the unity candle didn’t light, she just laughed and smiled. When she got a yellow spot on her dress, she pulled out a Tide stick. When I asked her to walk through an orchard, she did. And whenever she looked at Corey, she had the most beautiful, real smile just as a bride should on her wedding day.
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