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So yesterday I opened my email and to my sheer surprise I had been awarded the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award for 2019! I won’t lie, I started giggling to myself and saying (in a very high pitched tone) “What?! So Awesome!!!! Holy Cow!!!”

I felt so blessed and loved by my previous and current clients!

So now, you may be asking, how does that transition into Jonathan & Kayleigh’s engagement session at Harper’s Ferry, WV?

Glad you asked! It transitions VERY EASILY because these two are the embodiment of the type of couples my work attracts. Joyful, fun, ridiculously in love, and very unique couples!

As soon as these two got out of their car, I could tell by Kayleigh’s wave that this was going to be fun. I know, I know… a wave? Really, Jacqueline?

But those of you who know these two, know that I am not crazy.

I mean this was their first thoughts about each other when they met:

Jonathan: “Wow, this girl talks a lot, but shes pretty cool. We could be friends.”
Kayleigh: “He is fun to work with. I’m going to save him a seat from now on.”

I rest my case… 😉

We started walking down the street to a stone arch tunnel and the conversation flowed effortlessly between us. We talked about the wedding, about their vision for the day, about what they like to do in their spare time….

Then I gave them the whole “what to expect” talk about 1) how I guide them in posing so they can be themselves, 2) to laugh, have fun, and enjoy each other’s company & 3) how usually the first 15 minutes can be awkward for everyone as you get into the grove of talking to someone with a camera to their face (lol)

But in all seriousness… the first photo I took of these two was a keeper! They giggled, whispered, laughed, tickled, and read their way through the session.

These two are very into reading, video games, family, and being with each other. Plus I hear Kayleigh has some amazing cooking skills! So we talked about Pinterest recipes/crafts and they chuckled that I, despite my creative profession, am not a creative crafting person. Kayleigh and her mom… total opposite! Apparently Kayleigh hardly follows recipe directions and her dishes turn out amazing (recommended highly by Jonathan), I on the other hand, have cried while making cookie dough truffles because the chocolate melted the dough and made a huge mess and after 4 hours of attempting to make them… I only had 3 that looked appetizing! LOL

I am looking forward to getting to know these two better in the months leading up to their October wedding! I am SO happy for them and cannot wait to see the sunflower oasis they created on their big day! Thank you both for a wonderful session and I hope you enjoy the images below! Gallery coming soon!! 🙂

Special Note to Family & Friends: Help Jonathan & Kayleigh earn a free 16×20 Metal Print by commenting at the bottom of this page! Once they reach 30 comments, they will be able to select their favorite image to hang in their home.

January 9, 2019

Jonathan & Kayleigh | Harpers Ferry Engagement | WV

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  1. Jodi

    January 9th, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I am soooooo excited to see all the pictures. You captured their live so beautifully!!!!!

    Mom of the groom.

  2. Julie Morris

    January 9th, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I love these photos! Very unique to you and so beautiful. Congratulations to you both and to my friend, Jodi.

  3. Julie Martinez

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Jonathan and Kayleigh truly are a gorgeous couple inside and out! Awesome photos!

  4. Bianca

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:13 am

    I love all of these photos!! Absolutely Beautiful couple!!

  5. Katie

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Those smiles!! I see a very beautiful marriage and life for this sweet couple.

  6. Keri Anders

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Great photos! Wishing you all the best!

  7. Vicki Wambach

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:27 am

    What a sweet and happy couple! Fabulous!

  8. Tara Fontz

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Wonderful pictures of a wonderful couple. Congratulations

  9. Lauren

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Congrats!!! Beautiful pictures 😍

  10. Krystal Little

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:31 am


  11. Marty Joiner

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Congratulations! Nice pictures of a very happy couple!

  12. Heather

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Beautiful Pics of a beautiful couple. Love them.

  13. Bonnie whelan

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:32 am

    These pictures are beautiful congratulations to you both!

  14. Susan Vafiadis

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Friend of the soon-to-be bride’s mom…these are beautiful pictures of two lovebirds!

  15. Beth

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Congratulations to the happy couple!!

  16. Lesley

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:38 am

    I love the pictures! I think it’s awesome they get to do this!

  17. Beth Fisher

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Oh my gosh! You guys are adorable and the pics are fantastic! Congratulations and best wishes!

  18. Erin

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  19. Kayleigh

    January 10th, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Thank you so much, Jacqueline! I love these!!

  20. Wendy Fitzgerald

    January 10th, 2019 at 1:00 am


  21. Lauren

    January 10th, 2019 at 1:44 am

    These are beautiful! Not only is the photography done remarkably well, the models are pretty good looking 😉 SO excited to see their love continue to grow!!

  22. Bethany

    January 10th, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Congratulations! I love the pictures 😊

  23. Bethany

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:04 am


  24. Debbie Almas

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Truly amazing.

  25. Cate

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:10 am

    These are absolutely adorable! So excited for the big day!

  26. Brandi Weis

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:15 am

    The pictures are so cute and you both look so happy! Congratulations!

  27. Kym

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Seeing you in this element makes me the proudest Momma on earth. I can’t wait to watch you live the rest of your life with the love of your life! -Mom

  28. Julie

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Great pics! Congratulations

  29. Jacki Shroades

    January 10th, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Congratulations and God bless the both of you!

  30. Kelly

    January 10th, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Beautiful! You can feel the love!

  31. Sabrina

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Best wishes! Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  32. Donna

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    What amazing smiles! I can feel the joy through the photographs.

  33. Lindsay

    January 10th, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures and couple!

  34. Alania

    January 10th, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I love miss kayleigh! The stories I hear of those two are quite hilarious! Such an amazing, fun couple!

    The pictures look amazing!

  35. Tessa Skillington

    January 10th, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Love all the pics! You guys look amaze!

  36. Asia Petitte

    January 11th, 2019 at 12:06 am

    I love my sweet Kayleigh!! Such a beautiful person inside and out!! The pictures capture it

  37. Wilma Clark

    January 12th, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Love these pics! Awesome couple!!

  38. D'Ann

    January 13th, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! I love how you look at each other and laugh as if no one is watching! How exciting! Congratulations!

  39. Cate

    January 14th, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    These photos are so beautiful! I’m so excited for your big day!

  40. Shari

    January 14th, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    This is a match made in heaven and you have captured them perfectly. Congratulations to the sweetest couple on earth. Love you guys! Grandma and Grandpa B

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