Martha + David | A Lancaster City Engagement Session

Martha’s exact words in an email before her Lancaster City engagement session on Saturday: “I’m really bad in front of the camera…good luck girl!” I literally LOLed when I read it. She emailed that to me and then proceeded to KILL IT for the entire session on Saturday. This was the first time I had met David. His work takes him all over the country making his time at home precious. Whenever he is home, he and Martha make the most out of it. Martha, being an independent “go-getter,” makes their relationship work for them.

For their rainy, Lancaster City engagement session, it just so happened that it was also Martha’s 25th birthday! David let it slip about halfway through the session. You can only imagine the extra hugs and exclamations that burst forth from me at that moment. We gallivanted all around the center city streets making the most of our time before the rain started to fall and my-oh-my did we have a fun session. The impending rain kept the crowds low, allowing for shots that normally wouldn’t have been possible.

Martha and David are currently in the process of wrapping up the final details for their March wedding at Scenic Village at Harvest Drive in Gordonville,  PA this year. It will be a fun way to start off my 2020 wedding year. I hear we are having Chick-Fil-A for dinner!!!! It’s actually happening people!!!! And, I can’t wait to meet the family and friends I have heard so much about.

Martha and David, I can’t get enough of your self-deprecating humor. You had me rolling all afternoon. But in all seriousness, I love you guys. Thank you for trusting me to work with the weather and allowing me to shoot in a non-typical location. It was so fun to bring the city to life in the winter months with your love. Your wedding day is going to be so much fun! I hope you love this sample of my favorite photos from your Lancaster City engagement session. And, because I know how hard it is to wait for them all, there are some surprises in your inbox RIGHT NOW so go check! XO – Megan

  1. David Hess says:

    Megan, we had the BEST time at our shoot with you on Saturday! Thank you for being so wonderful at your job and for making us feel comfortable in front of the camera in a public setting. That is no small feat especially where Martha is concerned. 😉 She absolutely loves the shots and we cannot wait for our wedding day. We know that we’re in good hands!

    • Megan Hoffer says:

      You made my day David. Thank you for taking the time to write this. You two are something special. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to know you.💕

  2. Sandy Berry says:

    Martha definitely killed it!! Such a natural!! Good job Megan! These are beautiful 🙂

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