Allen and Tatem- Virginia Farm Engagement Pictures

So often I find myself looking at other photographers blogs who live on the west cost and I get just plain jealous. Jealous that their clients get to shoot outside in cute sundresses and short sleeves all year long, and they always seem to have the most amazing sunlight that we just don’t get on the east coast. But then I get clients like Allen and Tatem that remind me that my clients are way more awesome than the ones who live on the west coast, because even though it is literally freezing outside, they still trust me and let me drag them around outside for two hours with smiles on their faces. Tatem’s family owns this farm in culpeper and she knew it would be the perfect spot for their engagement session! As soon as I showed up I was like a kid in a candy store, not knowing which direction to take them first! Tatem and Allen, thank you THANK YOU for braving the cold with me! I can’t wait for your wedding in April! :0) My absolute favorite from the day :0) Love everything about this! to say that they were naturals in front of the camera would be the understatement of the year! another favorite: Tatem had completely scoped out the entire property, and this is one of my favorite spots she picked to shoot. Have I mentioned yet how fabulous my clients are?!?I love how asking someone to do a more “serious face” like this: …always turns into a gorgeous smile like this: don’t mind the random cat in the corner, there were about 6 of them that followed us everywhere tryin to sneak into the pictures! :0) HA! I asked them to go stand out in the field a little ways, and of course the only way to get there is to frolic ;0) i told you this one would make the blog! ;0)
Happy Monday :0)

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  1. Lori says:

    This may very well be my first comment ever on a blog–and so work it. Jessie these are amazing. Thank you for capturing my best friends in the best ways–I absolutely love them (the friends too!). Well done faithfully amazing photographer. Well done. Blessings! – LT

  2. paula bell says:

    wow really good pictures . I love them all

  3. Mary says:

    Beautiful photos that will be cherished! They are all excellent!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I LOVE every black and white photograph! They are so timeless and their emotions add more than color could. Just beautiful, I’m excited for April too!

  5. Meghan says:

    Beautiful pictures! I love the setting of the barn, and the close up hammock picture what a beautiful couple!

  6. Carolyn Inskeep says:

    Now I know why Tatem was so excited about these pictures…they are wonderful. My favorites are the close up with Tatem’s head on Allen’s shoulder, in the milking barn, and the black and white “serious face”….but they are all so special. Just four months ’til the big day!! See you there!

  7. Jamie Fox says:

    Awwww junk! These pictures are AMAZING!!! Tatem looks beautiful!!! What a great looking couple! I love the scenery! A very natural setting! Now i want to get my pictures done :-)

  8. Marcia Berry says:

    Great pictures but how could you miss with subjects like these.
    It’s a shame that people have apparently been able to paint ball on these beautiful old buildings but you were able to make the pictures beautiful despite the paint blobs. Allen looks soooo in love!:)of course Tatem too!:) Gorgeous bride and groom to be, gorgeous pictures and a wonderful year ahead! Congratulations to you both!

  9. Alison says:

    Love the pictures! Allen and Tatem- you look so happy!

  10. Anne Taylor says:

    Jessie why are your pictures so good and all your couples are always so stinkin cute! It’s my goal to one day be as cute as them;)

  11. chico valdes says:

    wow great work,Iloved the one black and white with the serious face.Had to laugh at the one where ther running through the field Allen looks so gay,even christopher thought so lol

  12. Rita says:

    Beautiful photography. As enthralling as the setting is, you have truly captured the love that Allen and Tatem share. Best wishes to a great couple!

  13. Julia Bendall says:

    Loved the photo’s!!! Loved the choice of background. The red barn, the old truck, the fence along with their comfortable and casual look worked so well. Their love for each other and contentment was captured in each photo. Beautiful couple, beautiful photo’s.

  14. Darren says:

    The photos are great! The relaxed setting reflects the couple’s personalities.
    Allen, you guys rock in that DUKE color scheme.

  15. Terry R. says:

    These pictures are AMAZING! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such incredible engagement photos before! I love them. The setting is beautiful and you two look wonderful. What a sweet couple you make! I’m so excited! I want to visit this place one day! The colors are beautiful and the poses are fantastic. Your photographer did a wonderful job. I love Leesburg by the way! Kenny and I love to visit there. I’d love some family photos like these! Awesome!

  16. Jim Gillam says:

    Tatem, best wishes to both of you!! These photos are great!Jessica is obviously very talanted! Wonderful pictures!

  17. Sharon says:

    Allen, Your mom and I went to college together and she suggested I look at your engagement pictures. They are absolutely wonderful. By the way, you have yor mom’s eyes! You and your bride to be look so happy! Great shots! I love the rustic setting. My brother and sister in law actually live in Culpeper. Beautiful atmosphere. Congratulations on your engagement!!! Sharon

  18. Janet says:

    I love the red barns. My favorite is the hand holding with her leaning out.

  19. Georgette says:

    As always, great pictures!! I can’t decide which one I like the best since you had such great subjects!! Congratulations to Tatem and Allen!!

  20. Allen Davis says:

    Thank for making Tatem and me look better than we already do. Seriously the pictures look great. thank you again.

  21. Sylvia says:

    Beautiful pictures!!!! Allen being my son and Tatem my future daughter-in-law, I can say you captured them purfectly. Love the background, the rustic look, and the natural, relaxed look of the subjects:) Great job!:)

  22. Tatem says:

    I love them Jessie! Thanks for being an amazing photographer! I can’t wait for April!! :)

  23. Jen says:

    Oh my goodness! I love the frolic picture! :) And all the rest of them, too! And I adore their reverse color choices – her gray over blue and his blue over gray – snappy! Great job, Jessie!

  24. Amanda says:

    OH I LOVE the close-up hammock photo. love love love!

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