Engagement photos in First Landing State Park are a specialty of mine. Over the years I’ve run many thousands of miles on and off the trails of the park. I know places in the park to shoot engagement photos that very few if anyone have even seen let alone used as a location. I like the 64th Street side best. It offers the most variety. It’s a pretty easy walk if you’re just sticking to the Long Creek Trail. You get beach, forest, spanish moss, wetlands, and stellar views. The lighting can be tricky, but that’s never been a problem for me. I’ve figured out what off camera lighting I need and the right things to carry to overcome the issues.
I met Kate and Sean through mutual friends that bike and run. I’ve done quite a few engagement sessions and weddings within this group. They were all about doing their photos in FLSP. (Sean really wanted his bike in some of the photos and had a few looks he wanted to try). It was easy to determine that Sean is the romantic, and Kate is the practical in this relationship. They both definitely share an immense sense of adventure. They’re in super shape, and do a lot of climbing as well. (you should visit their travel and adventure Facebook group called By Foot and Film. They’re getting married in a VERY cool place. Keswick Vinyards near Charlottesville.