National Park Seminary and at-home engagement session | Megan + Drew

Quiet and warm. That's how I'd describe Megan and Drew. Megan's a bit of a photographer herself, and so when she reached out, I was excited to talk to her. Her attention to detail and her gentle enthusiasm came through clearly in her emails, and so I was so looking forward to meeting her and Drew in person. After their session, I think you'll agree that there's a lot to be excited for for their wedding day!

Silver Spring at home engagement photography

Because their family includes the sweetest golden tiger cat, Leo, Megan and Drew decided to start their engagement session at home, so they could incorporate him into their photos.  When I walked in, I got really excited! We have the exact same sofa!  Drew and Megan have definitely inspired me to get some better throw pillows, though. 

Silver Spring Maryland at home engagement session
Silver Spring at home engagement photography
at home engagement session
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After coaxing Leo into some family photos, we did a quick wardrobe change and headed over to National Park Seminary in Forest Glen. The site was originally a private girls' school from 1894 - 1942, then a US Army medical campus until about 2003. During most of the past several decades, it was left largely unused, and so Megan and I were enchanted by the site's abandoned, lost-in-time feel. Today, the historic site is being saved by being redeveloped into housing and condos, but much of the site hasn't been restored just yet. 

National Park Seminary engagement
National Park Seminary engagement
National Park Seminary engagement
National Park Seminary engagement
National Park Seminary engagement
National Park Seminary engagement
National Park Seminary engagement
National Park Seminary engagement
National Park Seminary engagement

I love, love, LOVE shooting engagement sessions in places that are meaningful, and what's more meaningful than home? Plus, urban and gritty sites have so many amazing textures and details. When you put those two together and add in fabulous light and such an endearing couple, well, I just can't stop gushing over this session!