Norfolk Botanical Gardens Engagement Photography – Rachel & Rob

Rachel & Rob aren’t getting married till 5/16/09 but they wanted to have their engagement portraits done at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens late last year. I don’t normally like to shoot engagement or bridal portraits out there so early in the day but their schedule precluded doing them anytime later. (they were in for the weekend from Northern VA)

So, instead of hiding from the harsh light, I hunted it down and just used it “for effect” so to speak.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well the two cameras I was using did without blowing out all the highlights (I was using a Nikon D700 with no flash and a Nikon D300 with an SB-900 flash)

The Botanical Gardens never disappoints. There’s always a nook and cranny to explore and with the harsh light, there were lots of places to experiment.

Rachel and Rob LOVE the results. Here are a few of the shots from this shoot:

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel
norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel
norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel
norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

norfolk botanical gardens engagement photography of rob and rachel

What a nice couple! I’m looking forward to their wedding in May (at the Lesner Inn).

The good news! I think I’m done posting my 2008 events finally! YAY!

I’ll be posting album designs from the 2008 weddings this week and some other interesting things I’ve been shooting over the cold months (along with sessions and weddings from 2009 already done)

Check back soon!:)

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