This Naval Academy Engagement Session is one for the books! Caitlyn flew up from Texas for their engagement session so we knew we were going to shoot rain or shine. On the day of their session the forecast called for severe thunderstorms so instead of a sunset session we opted for an early morning session and it was absolutely perfect! You would not know from the photos but it ended up being a hot day. I’d argue the hottest day of the summer- and i’m sure these two would agree with me! These two are so in love and it shows. Even under the hot summer sun they cuddled up close and didn’t complain for a second.
For Photographers: All the images below are film! At the end of the post I share a bit about my gear and film stock.
I absolutely love photographing weddings and engagement sessions at the Naval Academy. There are so many places to shoot for engagement sessions and on wedding days. It has the perfect combination of architecture and greenery for couples who are looking for a little bit of both. Take a look below at some of my favorite images from their engagement session!
I received an email from Sarah T. asking about the session below!
“Nichole I just LOVED the engagement session you recently posted at the Naval Academy. How did you avoid huge crowds of people? It looks like you had the place to yourself!”
I promise you there were huge crowds touring the Naval Academy! Three things we did to avoid crowds were:
For Photographers: The images above are Fuji 400 rated at 200. The camera I used is a Pentax 645nii with a 75mm lens. Film Processing: The Find Lab.
I absolutely love how film handles harsh lighting! It has such a great range and the colors/tones are so natural.