January 13, 2020

Skyline Drive Engagement Photos: Rachel & Brian


Skyline Drive Shenandoah National Park Engagement Photos

When Rachel inquired about my wedding photography, she led with this sentence: “My fiancé and I met in 5th grade doing the morning announcements.”

Obviously, this sounded like one of the cutest love stories I’ve ever heard, so I couldn’t wait to hear more! As it turns out, they have known each other for a very long time. They started dating their senior year of high school when Brian asked Rachel to be his girlfriend during a football game. Nearly nine years later, Brian asked her to be his wife during a walk in that very same football stadium. After she said yes, they celebrated with Chipotle. Not only was this a delicious way to start their engagement, it was also where they had their first date back in high school!

As you can tell, Rachel and Brian are an incredible couple. With the views at Shenandoah National Park and their strong love for each other, they made my job easy! Here are a few favorites from their Skyline Drive engagement photos – I can’t wait for their wedding this summer!



  1. Laura Gray says:

    What beautiful photos! I’m so happy for you both, my tinder date and I are so excited to celebrate with you!

  2. Susan says:

    I love the pictures. Looking forward to the wedding pictures.

  3. Rachel Allen says:

    I love these pictures! It was such a great day and a pleasure to meet you. I can’t wait until this summer!

  4. Alexandra Laura Allen says:

    So happy to see my little sister getting married! You both are too cute for words!

  5. Sarah Machlis says:

    Congratulations, Rachel and Brian!! I am so excited for this summer and to be a part of your festivities! Wishing you so much happiness and love now and for years to come!

  6. Michelle Nicotera says:

    Awesome photos! Congratulations!

  7. Brian Allen says:

    Great photos!!

  8. Dawn Breiter says:


  9. Ted Breiter says:

    Mazel Tov Rachel and Brian !!

    Can’t wait to celebrate with you

  10. Danielle Routly says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!!

  11. Brian Kuo says:

    These pictures are gorgeous! We can’t thank you enough for the amazing job. Looking forward to August!

  12. Amy Byrd says:

    Beautiful pictures!!!
    Congratulations on your engagement!

  13. Susan says:

    Love the pictures.

  14. Jennifer Scholl says:

    Beautiful pictures! I’m so happy for both of you and can’t wait to celebrate in August! 🙂

  15. Elizabeth Foote says:

    Love you both so much Rachel! Beautiful pictures and a beautiful story❤️❤️

  16. Austin Priest says:

    These pictures are wonderful! Congratulations to the both of you! I cannot wait to celebrate with you guys this summer! Dukes!

  17. Crystal says:

    Love these!! ❤️ You guys look so happy and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

  18. Mackie says:

    Such beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! I am extremely happy for you both.

  19. Alyssa Wolf says:

    Gorgeous photos! Congrats!

  20. Keith says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to the big day!

  21. Ashley Strich says:

    These photos are absolutely stunning! I can’t wait for the big day!!!!!!!!

  22. Ann Priest says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!
    Wishing you a lifetime of love and joy.

  23. Tim Kuo says:

    More content for the Kuo Family Newsletter! Gotta love it 🙂

  24. Miriam H. says:

    So beautiful! Love your story!

  25. Huong Nguyen says:

    Congratulations, Rachel + Brian ! Pictures captured your happiness.

  26. Heather Dodge says:

    Beautiful photos!

  27. Mary Sandler says:

    Exceptional photos of the bride and groom to be!

  28. Michele Neville says:

    Beautiful photographs!

  29. Brian S says:

    Beautiful photos!

  30. Sarah says:

    The pictures are beautiful!! I’m soo happy for you guys! Congratulations!! 🙂

  31. Carol Barbash says:

    What beautiful photos and a wonderful couple! Love and kisses!!!

  32. Carol Barbash says:

    Congratulations to the best couple! Love.

  33. Ryan says:

    Beautiful scenery!!

  34. Erin Fisher says:

    Wonderful pictures! Love Skyline Drive!

  35. Erin Fisher says:

    Love the photos on Skyline drive, beautiful location!

  36. Aaron says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  37. Amanda says:

    Beautiful place, gorgeous photos, and the cutest couple! Looking forward to August!

  38. Jeff C-H says:

    These photos are great! That area is so beautiful.

  39. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous photos and such a cute love story. Chipotle love ❤️

  40. Matt G says:

    These are some amazing photos! So happy for you two, and I can’t wait for the wedding!

  41. Catherine Gray says:

    So sweet and such lovely composition. Beautiful.

  42. Lois Jacobs says:

    Sweet story. Sweet couple.

  43. Allison Deur says:

    What a special photo shoot for two people so obviously in love with a wonderful life ahead!

  44. Gail S. Burr says:

    So happy for both of you! Great photos! Can’t wait to the ones this coming August! Congratulations!!!

  45. Josh Winston says:

    Beautiful. Very happy for you both. Look forward to meeting you Brian

  46. Ann says:

    Wonderful pictures! Just what Rachel and Brian wanted! ❤️

  47. Christian says:

    Beautiful pictures! Can’t wait to be there for the big day.

  48. Maria Gibney says:

    So excited for this fall! Love your pictures on Skyline Drive!

  49. Colin LaVine says:

    Great pictures, I am looking forward to doing the chair thing! I look forward to meet Laura’s tinder date too!

  50. Jon Peltier says:


  51. Mike Follett says:

    Love the pics! Go Dukes!

  52. Justin Eng says:

    These are beautiful photos! Congratulations to you both, I’m sure you’re counting the days!

  53. Adam says:

    Absolutely stunning! A perfect setting for a beautiful occasion.

  54. Ti Dinh says:

    Love these Rachel!

  55. Renee Crawford says:

    Congratulations Rachel and Brian! What a sweet sweet courtship and engagement story! Beautiful pictures to start your life together 💫

  56. Bruce Scherzinger says:

    Starting off with a relationship that has already passed the test of time. Congratulations to you both!

  57. Dawn says:

    Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

  58. Lucas says:

    Beautiful photos!

  59. Lucas says:

    Beautiful photos!

  60. […] they planned a micro wedding to start their marriage on their original date. Since we took their engagement photos along Skyline Drive last fall, they thought it would be meaningful to get married at a new location in the park.After […]

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