Belle and Andrew || Blue Ridge Mountain Engagement Session || Summer

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Shenandoah National Park engagement photos are probably my favorite thing to create in Virginia. And, this time, I had the best assistant in the world: My MOM! She came to help me with Belle and Andrew’s photo shoot. I was so grateful because that evening, the mountain was very still -very little wind at all! Mom was able to be the make believe wind as we scampered around like billy goats.

If Belle and Andrew seem familiar, you have met them before! A bit ago, we did part 1 of their engagement session at Chile’s Orchard. Because Shenandoah National Park engagement photos are like leveling up a bit, I like to do a little pre-session to help my couples get used to being in front of the camera. Usually, it is windy on the mountain top and it is difficult to hear each other.

Belle and Andrew were naturals. They were both brave and completely at home amidst the clouds. We had a picture perfect sunset and Belle brought two gorgeous gowns.

If you are looking for a little outfit inspiration for your Shenandoah National Park engagement photos, I highly suggest checking out Lulus. I am not normally a fan of fast fashion. However, their gowns are perfect in the wind! I love when we did get one little gust and Belle’s dress just flowed around her!

Next up for Belle and Andrew is their September wedding. (If you check below, you can see a bit more about that!)

Shenandoah National Park engagement photos are as magical as the couples who find me. I don’t know how it happens but the very best people seem to choose us and for that, we are so grateful!


Shenandoah National Park is a 199,173 acre park located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain region in the United States. Skyline Drive, which is the Blue Ridge Parkway on the other side of 250, runs the entire length of the park. The park is rather skinny but extends from DC all the way up to Albemarle County! With over 500 miles of fantastic trails, Shenandoah is hiker-central! It is also home to many black bears. We often see bears on our travels so if this is something that distresses you, you might need a more visited part of the park for your  Shendandoah National Park engagement photos. Do not despair, the number of beautiful places is as bountiful as the hiking trails! Shenandoah National Park includes a 101-mile portion of the Appalachian
Trail. The trail traces the ridge of the Blue Ridge mountains, often
following the same route as Skyline Drive. The trail crosses Skyline
Drive numerous times in the park. For more information, check out the National Park Service website!


From Blue Ridge Parkway:

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a ribbon of road that weaves through the region’s vibrant living traditions. From Cherokee life and agricultural history to Southern Appalachian crafts and music, the Parkway’s 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina offer many ways to explore rich traditions.


The Blue Ridge Parkway
Along the Parkway, you will find:
  • Mount Mitchell – The highest mountain peak in the eastern United States
  • New River – The oldest river in North America


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