Vibrant Elizabeth Furnace Engagement Session
I love to let my couples choose the location for their engagement sessions. It lets them pick a place that is comfortable for them or is significant to their relationship. Such as, if they enjoy the outdoors, then they may pick a park or lake. Or if they love walking around the city and going to the central market, we may do their session downtown around that specific area.
It’s an easy way for me to get to know them better and to let their unique relationship shine through.
Not often, actually ever, has my couple chosen their venue to do their engagement photos at. I have always thought that was such a fun idea. Then you get to be at the venue you chose more than just the one time on your wedding day. Plus, when your venue has so many photo opportunities, it allows you to be creative and get tons of variety. I was so excited when Katie and Alec chose their wedding venue for their vibrant Elizabeth Furnace engagement session.
It is one of my new favorite venues!
The photo locations are seriously endless at Elizabeth Furnace. I feel like we barely scratched the surface. Their galleries between engagement session and wedding day will barely overlap! This venue is seriously stunning and so unique. We started out in their terraced gardens. Katie wore a beautiful red flowy dress that had tons of white flowers all over it. She fit in perfectly with the setting. Alec complemented her perfectly with a light blue shirt and navy pants.
It was a scene out of a romance novel.
As they held hands walking through the gardens, Katie’s dress lightly fluttered behind her, and Alec couldn’t take his eyes off her. The setting was perfect. Then we headed outside the gardens to the stone buildings that lined the grounds. The two of them popped off the background while still complementing the red in the barns.
I seriously could have stayed there with them for hours!
About halfway through the session, Katie and Alec changed into a little more comfier outfit choice. Both in jeans with sweaters on. Perfect for the fall weather that was in the air. They also brought along a bag of goodies. One on them in particularly was a perfect addition for the vibrant Elizabeth Furnace engagement session.
Let me give a little back story first…
Katie and Alec absolutely love breweries. It is one of their favorite things to do together when they have a free evening. Trying new beers is at the top of their list and was even one of their favorite dates together. No two beers are alike,and they love seeing which they both enjoy together and which ones the other can’t stand. So along with them, they brought two mugs from a bar they are members at and one of their favorite beers from there.
It was so fitting!
I love when my couples bring pieces of who they are to tie into their session. It makes it unique to them. So we of course had to grab some shots of them enjoying a few sips. Plus, the rest of the session, they got to drink along the way.
It’s a win-win, if you ask me!
Katie and Alec, it was so amazing getting to know you two! You guys are so much fun, and I loved hearing your stories and details about your wedding day as it comes together! So glad I have someone else I can relate to when it comes to our colleges being no more. I seriously can’t wait to be with you two again next year back at the beautiful Elizabeth Furnace! Thank goodness we have a whole day there next time because your engagement session was just too short!
I hope you enjoy some of my favorites in the meantime 🙂
XOXO ~ Heather Marie
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