Northern Virginia


find your way around

emily nicole


Contact Me


ENGAGED // Sarah + John’s Country Club Engagement Session

filed in

Can we normalize doing engagement sessions at your future wedding venue? Because sometimes a photographer just can’t get enough of a beautiful spot with a stellar staff! This Washington Golf and Country Club engagement session was just the same. John and Sarah are getting married here a week before Christmas. And I can only imagine it is just as charming decked in holly as it is when adorned in glowy, springtime sun.

But even more charming than the location was this future bride and groom. John and Sarah have been together for about a decade, and they were just as adoring of each other as couples I’ve worked with that are barely breaching their second year together. It just went to show that true love does grow even sweeter with time.

They met at a bar, where John swooped in to “rescue” Sarah from a guy who was lingering too long. One thing led to another, and soon enough they were on a beach in North Carolina with John on one knee proposing. Now I know 10 years together has a LOT more memories packed into that transition, but the thing I love most about John and Sarah is their connection today. John is very sweet, good with words, and always so thoughtful towards Sarah. As Sarah and I exchanged stories, I realized that her personality matches mine pretty closely – while John’s demeanor reminded so much of my fiancé. No wonder they made such a natural fit to become an ENP Bride and Groom!

And if that isn’t enough to impress you about these two, you might be shocked to learn that the day before these two tie the knot, Sarah will be walking to graduate from an accellerated 2nd degree nursing program!! Talk about a go-getter… planning a wedding and finalizing her degree in one big swoop.

I can’t wait to continue getting to know these two and sharing this little piece of their story with you all. I hope you enjoy a little peak at some of my favorites from their engagement session, as I start counting down with anticipation to getting them in front of my camera again in December!!



With collections starting at $5,000, we specialize in ensuring your wedding photography experience is effortless, intimate and artful. Ready to become an ENP Bride? 

Get more details

  1. Myrna Stuart says:

    Beautiful pictures of sweet adorable Sarah and John.
    I can just imagine how wonderful the wedding photos will be.

    I am so happy to have them both in my life.

    Love them!!❤️❤️ Mom

  2. […] check out John & Sarah’s Engagement Session to see their wedding venue in the daytime […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join the fun

Looking for wedding inspiration, pro tips and a look into my life and business? Connect with me on Instagram – where my friends call me Em. 

Find more pretty on my instragram

follow me

Full-proof timeline tips I use to craft custom timelines for all my enp brides

ULTIMATE wedding day timeline

free guide:
Photographer's Guide to Creating the

free guide
Xx Emily


Wedding days can be stressful, but they don't have to be. One of the number one causes of wedding day stress is a disorganized, tight timeline. In this guide, I'm sharing a sample wedding day timeline I use to craft all my brides' wedding day timelines, as well as diving into some pro tips only a photographer might know.


free guide

wedding day timeline