Rachel & Strickland

As a photographer, I love the many different natural backdrops Virginia has to offer… from the mountains in the northwest to the beaches in the southeast.

Rachel and Strickland chose the mountains for their October engagement photos. We met on the extreme northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway at a place called Raven’s Roost Overlook. At an elevation of 3200 feet, the fall colors of the mountains created a beautiful backdrop for their photos.

One of the great things about Raven’s Roost Overlook is that it does not require any hiking to get great pictures. It can get crowded with onlookers, but there are still plenty of places to claim as your spot for stunning pictures.

During this session, Rachel and Strickland changed outfits three times allowing me to catch their fun and playfulness.

As the sun began to set behind the mountains, the majestic colors helped to highlight the love this couple shares.