I love this pre-wedding bridal session at sunset we shot in lieu of an engagement session. (by Baltimore engagement photographers Nessa K)
I love how Baltimore and DC are just a 30 minute drive from farmland; from orchards, fields, and dirt roads. It makes it easy to drive to sunrise sessions in Baltimore on the harbor, an engagement session in a sunflower field, sunrise sessions in DC, and sunset sessions in downtown Baltimore; a quick drive to each as they’re all within an hour of each other. The hour of driving and your views of cityscapes, brick walls, and blue shadows looming behind tall buildings fade to wide open fields, soft breezes and glowing sunsets. It makes life in the city oh so good.
Tina and Trent were in the thick of planning their wedding in Philadelphia, in a venue downtown, in November, when they mentioned they were wanting to get all dressed up as bride and groom before the wedding. I immediately imagined them in this field at sunset I had found a few weeks before and I was so excited they agreed to come down from Philadelphia for the session.
They wanted the big reveal on the wedding day; to wait until the first look before their ceremony to see each other in their wedding outfits, so they opted for different outfits. Trent was to wear a traditional Filipino wedding shirt on the wedding day, so he came to the session in a full, fitted suit while Tina decided to wear a different dress so they could keep the surprised looks and the emotional suspense, but still get portraits as bride and groom together to juxtapose the urban photos from their wedding day.
We spun in fields until darkness kept over the pasture and this… is how sunset sessions are done.
All photos by Baltimore engagement photographers Nessa K