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Christina and Jason {Barkhamsted Reservoir Engagement}

So, this was not the engagement session that Christina and Jason planned.  For our session, we learned that we can’t control Mother Nature!  When we first met and started planning in the middle of fall, Christina said that they wanted to do their session soon, because they are not winter people.  We planned their session for two weeks later.  And then, bam.  We were hit with four inches of fall snow three days before their session!  Luckily, the warm weather melted much of it, but they were a little bummed we still had snow on the ground.  I hope, and I do think, that after seeing their images, they have changed their minds.  The snow made for a truly beautiful backdrop and although the scenery at Barkhamsted Reservoir and Saville Dam is always gorgeous, I think the sun and snow gave them stunning scenery.

Jason and Christina did a really great job in front of my camera and I’m so looking forward to their upcoming wedding.

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Please leave Christina and Jason some love and congratulations below in the comments section!

Photography: Melanie and Brian at Moments by Melanie
Hair and Makeup: Amber at A Salon

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  • ChristinaNovember 30, 2018 - 6:57 pm

    I don’t know if my comment counts but I want to thank Melanie so much! She did a fantastic job with these pictures and I think we all did well adapting to the weather that day!! Thank you again! You are so sweet and did an amazing job! ReplyCancel

    • MelanieNovember 30, 2018 - 7:44 pm

      For your 20? Of course it counts! Your opinion matters more than anybody else. 🙂 I’m so glad you’re happy. You guys were wonderful and I cannot wait for your wedding day!!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • MarcyNovember 30, 2018 - 6:58 pm

    These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah HernandezNovember 30, 2018 - 7:01 pm

    These are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa EatonNovember 30, 2018 - 7:10 pm

    What great photos! I’m so happy for you guys! The location is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Emily SullivanNovember 30, 2018 - 7:14 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a sweet coupleReplyCancel

  • JessNovember 30, 2018 - 7:14 pm

    Beautiful! Wishing you two the best!!!!ReplyCancel

  • ShantiNovember 30, 2018 - 7:20 pm

    Amazing picturesReplyCancel

  • SaraNovember 30, 2018 - 7:25 pm

    These are so amazing.ReplyCancel

  • JamieNovember 30, 2018 - 7:34 pm

    These are great! Congratulations! ReplyCancel

  • MarlenaNovember 30, 2018 - 7:42 pm


  • MelanieNovember 30, 2018 - 7:46 pm

    I absolutely love all the pics! So different and yet captured Fall and Mother Nature in different ways. I loved your criss-cross sweater! The white snow made your faces glow even more so! Truly in love Chrisitna with the pics!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey TervaNovember 30, 2018 - 7:46 pm

    Absolutely stunning!! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • FranzuasNovember 30, 2018 - 7:49 pm

    Amazing photos! Congratulations Christina!! ReplyCancel

  • KimNovember 30, 2018 - 7:51 pm

    Gorgeous! So happy for you both!!ReplyCancel

  • TinaNovember 30, 2018 - 8:04 pm

    The pictures are beautiful and the snow added to them. The reservoir was the perfect spot. Love the picturesReplyCancel

  • DawnNovember 30, 2018 - 8:05 pm

    Christina you look so happy!! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen DionneNovember 30, 2018 - 8:39 pm

    I’m with you… not a fan of the snow… but these pictures are gorgeous! I think the snow makes it look even better! Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • Dina NeffNovember 30, 2018 - 8:53 pm

    Beautiful pics!! So happy for the 2 of you!! Hugs
     I’ve seen the reservoir during all seasons. These pics are stunning! Love the last of the fall foliage and a sparkle of snow on the ground. ReplyCancel

  • SandieNovember 30, 2018 - 9:00 pm

    Beautiful!  The black and white close up is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • DarbyNovember 30, 2018 - 9:38 pm

    Amazing!!! So happy for your new journey together,
    Love all the LOVE!! Pics are so beautiful!


  • Slachancemerriman@gmail.comNovember 30, 2018 - 10:18 pm

    Love these! They look amazing. ReplyCancel

  • NicoleDecember 1, 2018 - 6:12 am

    Absolutely beautiful congratulationsReplyCancel

  • VincenzaDecember 1, 2018 - 9:07 am

    Im the mother of the bride, I absolutely love the pictures..ReplyCancel

    • MelanieDecember 1, 2018 - 11:04 pm

      Congratulations to your family. I can’t wait to meet you!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica BarnardDecember 1, 2018 - 11:14 am

    These pictures bring tears of joy to my eyes. You both are so incredible. The friendship that you and I have is a bond that will last forever. Being a part of your journey towards long lasting love is an amazing gift. I can not wait to see the gorgeous wedding photos. I love you guys. Love love love these beautiful breathe taking photos. ReplyCancel

  • JoleneDecember 2, 2018 - 10:01 am

    These are amazing, and I just love the signs the answer could not be anymore fitting…. ?ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneDecember 2, 2018 - 4:08 pm

    Fabulous photos …. maybe not the weather you planned but the pictures came out great! ???ReplyCancel

  • Amber RomanoDecember 2, 2018 - 6:31 pm

    I love all these pictures! Gorgeous! The snow makes it! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Cathy VeraDecember 4, 2018 - 11:07 am

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful couple.  I am so excited!!!ReplyCancel

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