Many moons ago, Natasha’s dad and my dad played on a softball team together. I grew up going to the games and thinking of the guys on the team as family. It makes my heart happy that so many of them still are (even though most of them, including my dad, have retired their softball jerseys). Natasha’s dad was the first to reach out to me about her engagement and wedding. Everything was going to move fairly quickly because they just wanted to do something small, but I wanted to make sure we still squeezed in an engagement session. Although I’ve known Natasha her whole life (literally), I had never met Paul and I wanted us to get some quality time together before the wedding. They were totally game and decided we should do their engagement photos in the spot where Paul proposed. Now, most people who know me know I’m not exactly an outdoorsman, but when you cloak it in the guise of a shoot, I’m pretty much up for anything. Including hiking up a mountain, which is what we needed to do (maybe a slight exaggeration). Luckily I had brought the Mr. along to carry the camera bag. We had a fantastic time in the woods and the light was amazing! It also felt like an honor that Natasha and Paul shared this special place with us. I think they even thought about holding their wedding ceremony up there, but realized it might not work logistically. 🙂 These are some of my favorites from our afternoon together!