+ A couple is framed by mountains at an overlook during their Harpers Ferry engagement photos by Jessica Koers West Virginia Wedding Photographer

Harpers Ferry Couple Photos: Jenna and Jon

I knew Jenna and Jon were going to be a BLAST to photograph. I could just tell from our email exchanges. I met them at their cute little Airbnb in Harpers Ferry to kick off the couple’s photo session. After some couch lounging and pillow fightin’, we walked around the upper portion of town and ended at one of my favorite spots.

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+ A same-sex couple poses in front of a waterfall in Harpers Ferry by Jessica Koers Photography West Virginia Wedding Photographer

Harpers Ferry Engagement Photos: Cassie and Alexa

One of my favorite secret but not so secret spots in Harpers Ferry is a waterfall. It’s really in an unexpected place, and I lived here for a year or two before I found out about its existence. When I told Cassie and Alexa about it, they were 100% down for taking some adventurous engagement photos. We were so lucky to have one of the first warm days of the year because our backsides definitely got wet.

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+ A historical costuming couple poses together on a snowy afternoon at Rose Hill Manor Park in Frederick, Maryland

Historical Costuming Couple, Rose Hill Manor Park, Frederick Maryland: Gloria and Mike

These beautiful historical costumes in Rose Hill Manor Park are brought to you by the powerhouse couple behind In The Long Run Designs. Gloria and Mike do historical costuming, cosplay, and photography. They also have a charming Etsy Store featuring historical jewelry from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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+ A woman dressed as Yasha from Critical Role screams at the sky with her cape blowing out behind her

Critical Role Cosplay

On a chilly day in January, a beautiful Belle told me she was working on a Yasha Cosplay. I patiently waited for the cosplay to be done. And, of course, while we were making plans to meetup at a D.C. Cosplay group event with other Critical Role fans COVID happened and ruined everyones life.

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+ A viking larp couple is poses against the setting sun during their Harpers Ferry engagement photos

Viking LARP Couple Photos, Harpers Ferry

Viking LARP couple photos? Count me IN! I am here to make cosplay couples, historical couples, themed couples, offbeat couples (whatever you want to call them) the next “trend” in photography. When Piper mentioned that she and her husband have Viking live action role playing costumes, I basically made them come take photos with me.

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+ A couple kisses while surrounded by yellow leaves during their fall Harpers Ferry engagement photos

Maryland Heights Engagement Photos, Harpers Ferry: Jordan and Conner

These Harpers Ferry engagement photos were months in the making. Jordan and I texted back and forth about location, time, and outfits for months before we decided on the Maryland Heights Overlook at sunrise.

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+ Couple laughs together during their portraits at Ballenger Farm in Hamilton, Virginia

Ballenger Farm Wedding, Hamilton Virginia: Fairytale Styled Shoot

Are you tired of seeing the name Ballenger Farm on my blog yet? I’m not! It is such a cute farm venue that can be transformed into anything magical. Someone even had a picnic wedding, and the photos looked like a scene out of a Jane Austen novel. But, enough gushing about Ballenger. On to the styled shoot and another great vendor: Blooming Arrow Events.

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+ Two brides, one with a wand, smile during for portraits at ballenger farm during their harry potter wedding

A Very Harry Potter Wedding: Ballenger Farm, Hamilton Virginia

This very Harry Wedding styled shoot is brought to you by myself and Liz from Ballenger Farm. We had the idea of putting together a smaller shoot. Something everyone could attain. And, of course, we wanted it to be Harry Potter themed.

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+ Two women are silhouetted against the sky in harpers ferry, west virginia

Renaissance Couple Photoshoot, West Virginia: Alyssa and Emely

More couples in costume. That’s all I want in this world. Really. And, maybe, for the world to get it together.

I met Alyssa and Emely at a D.C. Cosplay Photo event back in March (pre-pandemic). They were dressed as anime characters. Forgive me, but I don’t remember the anime. BUT, point is I thought they were super cute. When I asked if they were a couple, they both looked at each other giggling and said, “yes!” I’m so glad they could join me in my adventure into taking renaissance couples portraits.

We took these photos on a summer evening in Harpers Ferry. As soon as they said they were going to be maidens, I pictured long hair tangled in grass and running through fields. So, off to the fields we went.

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+ A couple sits together watching the sunset at Bears Den Overlook in Bluemont, Virginia

Bears Den Overlook Engagement Photos: Charlie and Brandon

“So, how did you two meet?”

“Well, it’s super redneck, but I asked her out over instagram.”

In case you didn’t know, it’s redneck to ask someone out over instagram. 😆 I guess I’m redneck too because I asked Charlie if she wanted to do an engagement session with me at Bears Den Overlook over instagram.

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+ A couple stands at the altar during their small backyard wedding in Hagerstown, Maryland

Hagerstown, Maryland Wedding: Alyssa and Nick

Alyssa and Nick had plans for mountain views and waterfalls for their wedding in June, but then the pandemic happened. What I love most about these two is that they didn’t let that stop them. They still gathered all their best people around them and celebrated their love. Even though it wasn’t exactly what they wanted, it was still uniquely them. They worked hard on making their Hagerstown, Maryland backyard a beautiful space to hold a wedding ceremony.

When I first pulled up, guests were already gathering around the house and helping to get things in order. The atmosphere was one of love and celebration.

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