Isabella & Daniel Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens


Isabella and Daniel’s Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens was beyond spectacular. My vision for this session truly came to life. The all-black outfits, cold winter day, muted color palette, and stunning sunset was a recipe for an amazing setting for my first session for the 2021 season. I have photographed in many places and done countless sessions, but the sessions where the setting is near perfect are the sessions I remember for years. Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens

I met Isabella and Daniel from our free engagement session contest that they entered, and we hit it off immediately! I knew from our initial phone call that we would create some serious magic together. Isabella brought up the idea of doing all-black outfits, which as photographers, we don’t get very often. I wasn’t sure what to expect at this location, but I am so glad that we went because the images we were able to capture at this place was something I won’t be able to do for a while.

We started at the Estate on the porch area. It was beautiful, and the lighting was superb except that the images were soft, so that I couldn’t use them as much, but the lighting was stellar. Next, we moved to the front of the building, where the sun was peering over the building, and I had a great rim light around their bodies. It gave such a dreamy look to the images.

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Then it was time for the second all-black outfit. This one was a little more formal, and we could get some more serious looks with this outfit. The place has a tower that resembles Repunzel’s tower from Disney’s Tangled. It was so cool. At one point, Dan said, “I’m surprised that we haven’t seen a ghost in the tower yet,” because let me tell you, it was a creepy tower from the inside but really cool from the outside. It adds a ton of texture in the background for some of the images. If you scroll, you’ll see what I am talking about. Engagement Session Cross Estate Gar