January 23, 2014

Rob & Jenn | Mount Vernon Estates Engagement Photographer

I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

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As soon as I saw Jenn’s email for the first time, I knew that I would love this couple! I could tell by her writing that she was a sweet-hearted, genuine woman and she is absolutely head over heels in love with her soon to be husband! Ohhh and we are counting down the months until their big day! And I cannot WAIT! As soon as they were walking up to the front entrance of Mount Vernon, their smiles were so welcoming and I knew that the emails were confirmation of my first impression. As we walked around, I got to hear a little bit of their love story and their big day … oh and how Jenn and I both have a LOT in common … lovers of kitties … lover of to do lists … target. Haha! Perfect match! 🙂 Oh and once you read their love story below, I think you will LOVE this couple as well!

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Rob and Jenn’s Love Story from Jenn’s Perspective…

 When I decided to pursue my childhood dream of learning to fly, I never expected to also meet my future husband!  Rob and I met in the fall of 2009 when Rob was assigned as my private pilot flight instructor.  We immediately clicked and quickly became forever friends.  In November of 2009 Rob sent me on my first solo flight in the local traffic pattern. By July 2010 I had piloted three solo cross-country flights and satisfactorily completed the private pilot written examination. Unfortunately, my nerves got the best of me, and I wimped out of taking the check-ride necessary to earn my certificate. I may not have my pilot’s license (yet), but I “landed” the love of my life! 

 Rob coordinated the most wonderful marriage proposal on the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah National Forest! We hiked about four miles into the woods, admiring the vibrant foliage, and stopped to enjoy lunch near an AT shelter. We sat on a lovely memorial bench situated next to a stream where Rob began to fidget with his backpack, then he got down on one knee… of course, I said YES without hesitation. It was absolutely perfect! He even packed in wine! Rob arranged for us to stay at a quaint B&B and even managed to have the Red Sox clinch the American League 2013 title that night! We couldn’t be happier to begin this next chapter in our lives and are excited to share all the future holds.

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Thank you Rob and Jenn for a wonderful session getting to know you both! 🙂 Enjoy some of my favorites! xoxo
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This is adorable!
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LOVEEEEE.
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The wind came into this photo at the perfect moment. 😉
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One of my FAVORITES!!!
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My gosh you two!!!! Wow!
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LOVE this! So stinkin’ adorable!
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Gorgeous ring! Love the crossing of the band. 🙂
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CONGRATS Rob and Jenn!!! Looking forward to your big day! xoxo

  1. Leon and carolyn Neville says:

    Best wishes for a life lived well together. We hope to see you soon and meet the lady that holds your heart.

    Leon and carolyn
    52 years and counting!

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