Jennifer and Brian's engagement session with Kelly Ewell Photography was just two weeks before their wedding. They chose an August day at Janelia Farm in Ashburn, Virginia, for their session – I love the rustic and secluded environment!
I was a nursing major and he was a pre-med major. It was our first day of class for physiology lab and he walked into class late. I later found out that he thought I was cute so he decided to sit next to me. Because I was really shy at first, he thought I was kind of stuck up because I didn’t laugh at his jokes all the time. What he didn’t know was that I was nervous! As we started flirting back and forth, he asked me out for coffee at Starbucks. Then Brian asked me out for our first date at a local restaurant. I barely ate anything because I was so nervous. What we laugh about now is that he was tight for money at the time and scrimped and saved to take me on a date, and then I didn’t eat much. For another date, he was going to make a picnic and take it to a park near JMU, however it was raining that day. So he invited me over to his house, where he had a blanket and picnic set out on the carpet with sandwiches, chips, and fresh baked brownies. He had made colored paper flowers and had them scattered on the blanket and made paper clouds and a sun that he taped to the ceiling. It was very romantic and sweet because I could tell he did a lot of planning and put forth a lot of effort. From then on, we were a couple. – Jenn
- Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography
- Other: Janelia Farm