Shenandoah National Park Engagement Photos | Angela and Dan (and their dog Jax)
I could not have imagined a more perfect engagement session! I love spending time in Shenandoah National Park, and doing so with a happy couple and their adorable dog is even more enjoyable :) Angela and Dan are such a sweet couple, and we had a fun hike planned in the northern end of the park. The trail was beautiful, the overlook was breathtaking, and I loved getting to know these two better! We chatted a lot about their wedding plans, and Angela and I had a good talk about Portuguese soccer (my husband is obsessed - our dog is even named after the national team's goalie haha). It was such a nice way to spend a fall afternoon!
Oh that face!
Nuzzling level: Expert.
Jax is named after a character from the tv show Sons of Anarchy (hence the appropriate leash). I've never seen it, but it's definitely on my "to-watch" list! Apparently this pup takes after his namesake. This guy looks like a badass biker, right?
Isn't this view amazing?! Shenandoah is gorgeous all year round, but especially beautiful in the fall with the leaves changing colors! Some very friendly families were nice enough to give Angela and Dan the overlook to themselves for a few so that we could get these beautiful shots.
It was during this set of photos that I managed to fumble with my lens hood and drop it over the cliff. I was ready to write it off (they're not expensive), but super-Dan climbed down, risking life and limb to retrieve it for me out of a tree. Thanks again Dan!
Kisses for everybody :)
See how sad Jax looks here? I think it's because this photo was taken shortly after "the poop incident" and he feels badly about it. There was no photographic evidence of said incident, but it was definitely a memorable part of Angela's day hahaha.
Before we headed back to our cars, I could tell that Dan was just dying to play in the fall leaves, so we made one last photo stop :)
Can't wait to hang out with these guys again at their Winery at Bull Run wedding next year!