Destination Engagement Session | Northern Virginia Engagement Photographer | Alex + Ellen

I absolutely love it when couples choose a location for their engagement session or wedding that is unique and special to them. This year, Alex + Ellen get the award for the most meaningful location I could have imagined. I traveled up to a little town northwest of Washington, DC, called Purcellville for their engagement session, to the little house they call home - on 18 acres of land in a beautiful, quiet part of the country.

Alex and Ellen met in college, as many couples do, yet did not realize until they started dating that they in fact lived only one floor apart in their Longwood University dorm! I guess it was just meant to be...and one way or another, they would have ended up together. Years later, they are engaged and living in a quaint farmhouse far away from city life - and they wouldn't have it any other way.

Alex and Ellen, there's so much from your engagement session I could talk about. The fields! The light! The fact that I ended up driving on dirt roads UP a mountain! But more than anything, what I'll remember is seeing you two together - goofy, crazy, and so in love. I love how you both fold effortlessly into each other's arms, and that you stole a few more kisses with each other than I even asked for. Thank you for bringing me up to such a beautiful place, and thank you for letting me in on your love for just a few short hours. I can't wait for September!

 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Dressy blue and white engagement pictures
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Dressy blue and white engagement pictures
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Dressy blue and white engagement pictures
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Dressy blue and white engagement pictures
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Dressy blue and white engagement pictures
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Dressy blue and white engagement pictures
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Dressy blue and white engagement pictures
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Stunning ring shot
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Black and white ring shot
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures with tire swing
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures

Don't you just love their house and their land? It's beautiful!

 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light
 Destination Northern Virginia Engagement Session | Casual J Crew engagement pictures in field with golden light

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.