Shenandoah National Park Wedding | Nick and Jocelyn

Shenandoah Wedding Photography

In early March, Nick, Jocelyn, and I took to the Manassas Battlefield for their engagement session. Our goal was to explore the local trails to showcase their love for each other and for the outdoors. But this couple isn't just up for simple park trails, this is a couple who's first date was hiking Old Rag Mountain in the Shenandoah. For those unfamiliar with it, Old Rag is a strenuous 9-10 mile hike, it's no quiet first date stroll through the park! 

Enjoying the outdoors together has been a part of their relationship ever since the beginning, so it made perfect sense that they chose to have their wedding in the Shenandoah at Skyland Resort. Skyland is situated right along Skyline Drive, just minutes away from a number of terrific views of the valley on either side of the mountain.

But the closer I got to the resort, climbing up to the top of the ridge, the less and less I was able to see. No views were visible, Nick and Jocelyn's wedding day started out with enough fog that you could not see for more than an eighth of a mile. This lasted through the ceremony and into the reception just until we went out to capture portraits. As we drove to Big Meadows the skies began to clear and the sun even appeared! It made for an incredible ending to the day. Enjoy my favorites from their day below!

Congrats Nick and Jocelyn, I wish you all the best in your life together!