A day at Longwood Gardens

August 27, 2015

Last week I had the opportunity to go to Longwood Gardens with a fellow photographer Justine Newman (Photography)! We’ve been friends on Facebook for awhile but just recently got around to meeting and getting together to take pictures. Justin was so much fun to work with! It’s really cool being able to shoot with another photographer and seeing how they pose the models and what kind of style they like. I definitely learned a lot from her that day: to the poses she used, to the way she got the girls to smile; I may try incorporating a few of those things into my next session!



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Justine brought her friends Molly & Becky to model for us, and I also had my little sister tag along too! Seriously they were STUNNING! They made it all look so easy and natural. I’m glad that my job is to be behind the camera, because I could never model the way that they do haha

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I could NOT have asked for better weather and location than what we had that day. Longwood Gardens offers SO many spots to take pictures that its almost overwhelming haha. In the long run though, it felt great to be able to take a bunch of pictures and know that I had several good ones to choose from.



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I think my favorite spot at Longwood is by the Dupont House! These glass windows and vine walls are so stunning! I could shoot from several different angles and still get so many unique results.

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Inside the Dupont House there is even more beautiful spots! We just had time to quickly take pictures in the main area, but that still gave us some amazing results. Those vines on the walls of the house are exactly what I want on my house one day! It just adds a feeling of mystery and character. It almost reminds me of the Secret Garden.


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Of course I had to snag some pictures of the girls as they were walking. I never put my camera down during a shoot…and this is why; at every moment you can capture something beautiful


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Longwood Garden’s conservatory is breathtaking! The light, the flowers, and atmosphere are so beautiful – even the   restrooms. The “Green walled” restrooms were voted America’s Best Restroom! The restrooms are part of the largest indoor “Green Wall” in North America. Just a cool little fact for you today 🙂 Everything is beautiful at Longwood Gardens, why not the restrooms? haha





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In the greenhouse we came upon some grapes that were growing on vines; of course we had to try them. 😉 I’m not sure if they were really edible and allowed to be eaten, but hey, I have to say, Longwood Gardens has some amazing grapes! They tasted exactly like Welches white grape juice! I wish I had those kind of grapes growing in my backyard!

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I love how you can get two photographers together, be given the same light, models, location and spots and then see how each one sees it differently. It really amazes me! I love how unique each of our editing styles our; it definitely expresses who we are.

I may have to make it my new goal now to get together with fellow photographers every month, just to make new connections and be able to see their approach to photography 🙂  To be able to make new connections and possibly new friendships based off of our similarities, its definitely a blessing!

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Justine you were amazing! I wish you all the best at college 🙂

kate ❤︎



  1. Comment by Tiffany

    Tiffany Reply August 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Very fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Gorgeous ladies!!

  2. Comment by Stephanie Sutherlin

    Stephanie Sutherlin Reply August 27, 2015 at 11:29 am

    What a fun day! And a beautiful location.

  3. Comment by Mahlia | Ivory Door Studio

    Mahlia | Ivory Door Studio Reply August 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    These are so dreamy! Looks like y’all had a ton of fun exploring 🙂

  4. Comment by Alicia Wiley

    Alicia Wiley Reply August 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    That place is incredibly gorgeous!

  5. Comment by Karen

    Karen Reply August 27, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Amazingggg… ALL of it! I hope Justine is local so she can join us next time as well. The girls did a pretty great job too, they look beautiful! (One looks familiar, maybe from Bed Bath and Beyond lol).

    • Comment by admin

      admin Reply August 27, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you !!! She’ll be away at college this semester but hopefully she’ll be back soon. haha your too funny. 😉

  6. Comment by Lori Stead

    Lori Stead Reply August 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Stunning images! Your models are knockouts!

    • Comment by admin

      admin Reply August 27, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks so much!! They were amazing to work with and made it so easy

  7. Comment by Erika Brown Photography

    Erika Brown Photography Reply August 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Beautiful! Lovely location, models, and photos. It’s always great to learn from other photographers too!

  8. Comment by Shalene

    Shalene Reply August 29, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I don’t suppose the garden owners would just let me live here year round, would they? Haha. GORGEOUS!!! <3 <3

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