August 14, 2023
And I remember being younger and my mother told me the truthFind someone who grows flowers in the darkest parts of you Take heed when things get hard and don’t you ever turn around You’ll find someone, someday, somewhere that grows you to the clouds
Zach Bryan, Sun to Me
Her sister-in-law messaged me just a few days before it was set to happen – they’d be in Gettysburg for the weekend, the proposal was happening in the morning, and would I be available for a surprise engagement session that afternoon? Why yes, yes I would.
My time with Maddie and Brady was short but sweet – it was a windy, chilly morning on the battlefield, so we had to get a little cozy and close to make it work (to clarify, they were cozy and close, I was a less-cute third wheel hanging out in the cold breeze with frozen fingers but it’s all for the cause!).
Gettysburg is one of my favorite places to shoot – there’s so many wonderful natural textures, tons of privacy if you’re a little camera shy, rock formations, swishy grass, soft light – I’m lucky it’s in my backyard. You can see more Gettysburg portraits here!