Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

With all the weddings that I’ve been focused on this year, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to tour the grounds of Morven Park. I knew that I needed to scout the area before my upcoming Morven Park October Mini Sessions Day, so I texted Rachel and asked if she would be willing to pose for me and she enthusiastically agreed! We kept our eye on the weather the rest of the week, and thankfully it decided to cooperate with us. The rain clouds that have been plaguing Northern Virginia parted right at the end of our shoot, giving us plenty of gorgeous light to play with at the end.

Keep scrolling to see some of my favorite shots of the fantastic Rachel – a complete natural at posing in front of the camera and, above all, one of the best Saturday afternoon companions you could ask for. Thanks for helping me out!

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

We found IVYYYYYY

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Channeling her inner Gryffindor

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

We were heading back to the car when I saw clouds break and hit the distant fields with a lovely, golden glow. I turned to Rachel and asked, “Would you be willing to chase the sunlight with me?” to which she replied, “uh, YES!” So we ran through the mud and grass to capture THESE:

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Anyone who knows Rachel knows that she is really just a cat in human form. So I asked her to be a cat and….

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Her eyes amaze me.

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

Thanks again Rachel for a great afternoon! #TheHobbyLobbyChallenge is next. 😉

Rachel's Golden Hour Portraits at Morven Park, Leesburg

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