Longwood Gardens Engagement Shoot

Longwood Gardens Engagement

Summer Longwood Gardens engagement shoot

There’s always something special about a Longwood Gardens engagement shoot.  It’s one of my favorite spots for couples who love nature and want to honor the season.  Longwood Gardens is spectacular any time of year, and I’m pretty sure I’ve photographed them all.  Every single shoot I’ve done there becomes one of my favorites.  It’s one of the prettiest spots I know that has both indoor and outdoor options, which is great in case of rain, or the cold of winter.  For Rebecca and Donny’s summer engagement shoot, the green house was a cool relief from the heat.

This Longwood Gardens engagement was special in that Rebecca and Donny are living in different states while he does his medical residency in Atlanta.  They are so wonderfully in love and such a joy to be with, our 90  minutes together felt more like a great walk with friends.  I’ve had several couples bring their children for a few family photos, and Rebecca’s daughter was a real champ for a kid who would rather be out playing sports than tagging around on a photo shoot. 

Pro Tip:  The Longwood Gardens staff is incredibly helpful when it comes to keeping an extra outfit at the guest services desk, and the restrooms are large and convenient.  Consider bringing an outfit change to give more variety.  I love that Rebecca and Donny did a fun summer look and more elegant formal wear.  

I absolutely can’t wait to photograph their wedding! 

Photographed by Lori Foxworth of Black, White and Raw Photography for Lily and Lime

5 replies
  1. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Longwood Gardens looks like an amazing place for engagement photos! Everything looks so lush in the greenhouse, and so beautifully formal on the grounds! I think the couple chose their outfits perfectly. You really got a great variety of shots in that session and of course the couple looks great! Wonderful job!

  2. jen
    jen says:

    What a beautiful family and I love her dresses!! Longwood Gardens looks like a beautiful place to have an engagement session photographed. I bet you are excited to capture their wedding!!

  3. Amy Elizabeth
    Amy Elizabeth says:

    You know I HAVE to comment on all those beautiful curls, right?!??! SO gorgeous! And I loved looking through such good variety in engagement photos. Longwood Gardens seems like a great place to really get unique engagement photos and family photos too! Great work as always by Black White and Raw Photography!

  4. Amy
    Amy says:

    That’s great that Longwood Gardens has such beautiful indoor and outdoor options especially for an engagement session, if it’s raining or super hot. I love the way her dresses compliment the greens on the grounds so perfectly. And awesome is that she brought her daughter along! Beautiful work once again by Black White and Raw Photography!!

  5. Kelly Loeffler
    Kelly Loeffler says:

    what a stunning photo session at Longwood Gardens. Their indoor and outdoor locations are beautiful. I love the colors the couple picked. They went perfectly. Beautiful photography as always!

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