Vanessa and Jimmy opted to have their engagement session at Vanessa’s family home in Suffolk, Va. A distinct Southernness permeated our shoot. Maybe it was the large pecan trees lining the walk to Vanessa’s grandmother’s historic home, or the worn wooden fences leading down to the water’s edge. Maybe it was the tall feathery stalks reaching for that blue sky among rustic barn buildings, or the clumps of cotton still visible in the nearby field. Whatever the origin, the feeling was warm, slow and sweet and matched perfectly with Vanessa and Jimmy’s easy vibe. I can’t wait to return to this beautiful setting to watch these two tie the knot this coming May. In the meantime, following are my favorites from the session. Enjoy!