A beautiful, spacious area + a cute, totally-in-love couple and i'm a happy camper.

...spoiler alert: that was ROMA & NICK's session to a 't'.

I absolutely love engagement sessions – in fact, they're probably the type of session that brings me the most joy. Why? Because they're raw. They offer couples an opportunity to truly be themselves, away from the pressure/overwhelm that something like a wedding can present (now don't get me wrong, I'm obsessed with weddings...but let's not pretend like they're the most peaceful of productions). Engagement sessions are the one time that you get to be all snuggly, belly-laugh, and have spontaneous dance parties with your favorite person (without having to worry about timelines or expectations). So, yes, I'm 100% here for it.

Last week, I got to live out that joy with Roma and Nick, a couple I have come to love more than Meredith & Derek from Grey's Anatomy (...WHOA 😍). Their connection is nothing short of inspirational. Here's a little bit about these lovebirds, in Roma's words:

"We met in high school more than a decade ago and have been dating since! We were long distance for 7 years after high school until he joined me in Boston during my last year of grad school, and we moved home to Maryland together."

When I look at the images shot and edited from this day, an embarrassingly-giddy smile spreads across my face. Spending this afternoon galavanting around Patapsco Valley Park with these two is definitely on my 'Top Ten Moments of 2020' – Here are some of my absolute favorites from this day: