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A Romantic Summer Engagement at Valley Forge | Chaz & Amanda



When I first received Amanda’s e-mail, the first thing that caught my eye was the ‘About the Couple’ section. She exclaimed, “He’s the love of my life!”. Before meeting Amanda I knew we would work perfectly together. Although I love taking photos of people and documenting their stories, there is nothing I enjoy more than documenting two people who are madly and deeply in love with each other. THAT right there is my favorite part of being a photographer!

Amanda is the kind of girl who loves to dress up but knows how to let go and have fun —  I’m sure it’s one of the many reasons why Chaz loves Amanda. While strolling through the fields of Valley Forge park, Chaz did the fiancé duty of dressing up and looking handsome for his soon to be wife. At first he thought it was silly, but very quickly he started to enjoy himself and I had the chance to see into the love that Amanda and Chaz shared.

There are SO many favorites from their engagement session. Amanda wanted a romantic scene with a touch of fun. At the start of the session we strolled through the beautiful fields of Valley Forge park where she brought her blue bicycle and a basket full of flowers. After basking in the evening sun, we drove to their house where the couple did what they do best, be cute and have fun… with a paint fight!


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  1. Oh my goodness! The paint fight is too cute! What a memorable engagement session :)

  2. Ann says:

    Vanessa!! This is the cutest engagement session ever. From her adorable style, right down to their playful paint session, it’s so awesome! Congrats on a beautiful engagement session in Valley Forge.

  3. Tonya says:

    The paint fight looks like so much fun to shoot! The pictures at Valley Forge are gorgeous.

  4. Alison says:

    I love SO MUCH about this session! Her hair & makeup, her skirt, the bike, the way you captured them and the light! Bravo!

  5. Samantha says:

    Absolutely LOVE her tulle skirt! The light in this session is absolutely beautiful and I love all of the personal touches that the bride added! This is a beautiful Valley Forge National Park engagement session.

  6. Chrystina says:

    These photographs came out excellent! And that skirt added such a fun touch to the shoot – as did the hydrangeas. Also. Love the “he’s the love of my life!” – I feel like working with people in love every day definitely has it’s uplifting moments.

  7. Anna says:

    So sweet! The part with the bike and the tulle is so adorable, and the paint looks so fun!

  8. Adrienne says:

    I am smitten with her blush skirt!!! ❤️ This was such an adorable engagement session in Valley Forge!

  9. Heidi Roland says:

    Lovely engagement session photos!



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