These two amaze me, and I am SO thankful I was able to spend a Saturday evening getting to know them at Hartwood Acres while taking their engagement photos! But why the amazement, you might ask? Megan and Richard are planning a wedding while being on TWO different CONTINENTS!

Richard is from Wales, and Megan is from Pittsburgh. They met in an online chat room for the Paramore Fan Club years ago, and even though they’re technically already married, they are planning a big ceremony and celebration to celebrate with their friends and family here in the states! Richard is still in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, so they’ve had to do much of their planning long distance, which gives me the utmost respect for them. Wedding planning is hard enough when you’re living in the same city, but living with an ocean between you?! Seriously!

They got engaged at Highclere Castle in the UK (which is where Downton Abby was filmed for any super fans out there!), which is why they settled on Hartwood Acres Mansion for their session - as a little nod to where Richard proposed!

I also had the pleasure of meeting their adorable pups, who we incorporated into a few of their engagement photos! Megan’s maid of honor was the real MVP of the shoot who watched the dogs between their turn in front of the camera (thanks, Megan! ☺️)

So excited to be a part of your wedding day, Megan & Richard! 💛