Romantic, elegant & whimsical… Sofia & Paul’s engagement session at the brand new central Pennsylvania wedding venue, Linwood Estates,was breathtakingly beautiful!
Sofia is a fashion designer so their wardrobes were absolutely gorgeous– Sofia wore a feminine, romantic tulle shirt and sequined top and Paul sported a timeless/classic look with his slacks & button down with rolled up sleeves. They incorporated sweet paper boats folded by Paul and a few other playful touches.
Sofia & Paul met on a blind date orchestrated by a friend. They have very different personalities, he likes to relax and she’s always going at full speed doing some sort of project, she’s more social, he likes to stay home, but they balance each other out :). They both like to travel, food and family is super important to them, both of their families are Portuguese, so they travel to Portugal regularly to visit them.
Since Linwood Estate is a new wedding venue, there aren’t many photos of it yet online and most are of the front of the main building, which is lovely, but I tried to capture many of it’s other unique features. My main objective though was capturing the romance and deep love that Sofia & Paul share for each other, the sweet playful way they interact and the dynamic way that they balance each other out, which I showed using some creative exposures and perspectives….
I thought I’d end with a sweet message I received form Sofia the day after this photoshoot. “I just wanted to say thank you again for yesterday! It was a pleasure working with you, you made us feel so comfortable! Paul is SUPER excited to see the photos- he sent me an email from work this morning with “oh man, I want to see the photos NOW!” which is funny because I didn’t expect that, and most guys generally aren’t all that excited about taking ANY kind of photos, especially cute and romantic ones!”
Haaa glad to hear it Paul! It was great working with you two and I am looking forward to your upcoming wedding!