A few weekends ago, I met up with Joan and Peter for their engagement shoot in a location brought back a lot of memories for me: UMBC (otherwise known as University of Maryland, Baltimore County…and some other things, which I won’t list here, haha). It just so happens that I did my undergrad degree at UMBC, so it was really a blast from the past to be back on the campus. More importantly, though, was that this is the place where Joan and Peter really connected and came together as a couple, even though they knew each other in high school. I had a lot of fun wandering around and exploring the places that were their frequent haunts while they went to school there — like the wooden stairs in the Commons where they’d eat lunch or the Rock Garden where they would read and share notes of love. And, of course, no trip to UMBC would be complete unless we were chattered down by a squirrel, so we made sure to include that also.
After our shoot at UMBC, we headed over to the nearby Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park, where our plan was to hop on some swings and a playground. Unfortunately, the swings were closed, but the sun and blue skies decided to make an appearance just as we got there, which was very exciting. Joan (being my type of girl and super awesome) thought it would be cool to get some shots in the river, which was super fun. Joan and Peter are such a fun and cute couple and I couldn’t have had a better time on this shoot! I can’t wait for their wedding next year! :)