March 16, 2010

Bree + Scott: Engagement Session at Longwood Gardens

Engagement

So a few things to mention about an engagement session I did at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA earlier this month.

1) Bree and Scott are majestically tall (5’10” and 6’5″, respectively). I am not.
2) I can’t believe this was the first time I had ever shot an engagement session here – the place was gorgeous. We arrived on a Sunday on the opening day of their Orchid Extravaganza. There were so many people but we found some perfect moments when the crowds moved away for mere seconds.
3) Scott is Marine and Bree agreed to share him with me on one of their last days together til the wedding in October. They met online in 2006 while he was over in Afghanistan.
4) This couple is equal parts cute, snarky, and awesome.

Okay, you didn’t come here to read. Without further ado…



(Yes, those were big, white, billowing orchids behind them.)

Scott, take note: hyacinth are some of Bree’s favorite flowers. Seems like she melted as soon as we walked into one of the rooms in the conservatory and we were surrounded by those fantastic smelling flowers. To me, that means spring and I couldn’t be happier!








Bree was perfectly dressed for the conservatory. They keep it nice and humid but we ventured outside and there was still snow on the ground and a bite in the air. Look at my little trooper, Bree. We found a corner where the grounds crew has moved a bunch of metal chairs and benches into one corner. All that repetition is a photographer’s dream and I just couldn’t resist.


Scott is either a good influence or a bad influence. I was tickled pink that he got her to overcome her fear of a Longwood Gardens detention and walk around roped off section for some beautiful pictures.


Yep, I was working on this great pano of the conservatory when this hottie couple jumped right in front of my frame. Ah, well…


We finished up by the DuPont House. The old brick was beautiful. Scott was able to get some giggles out of Bree with some horse noises – I’ll let them explain that one to you.


All in all, I had a great time with these two. Bree has to be without her beloved Scott for the next 7 months while he’s stationed in Honolulu (jerk!). The next time he leaves the area will be with his new wife and pooch as they both pick up and move to Hawaii. Keep your eyes glued to the blog for their wedding pictures at Pen Ryn Mansion this fall. It’s just around the corner…

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
~ Winnie the Pooh

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