Real Engagement Session: Darcy and Brian

A couple’s farm engagement shoot features a guest star who’s full of personality—the bride’s horse!

The couple pose with Mozely the horse. All photographs by An Endless Pursuit Photography

McLean couple Darcy and Brian first met through mutual friends, and dated for three and a half years before Brian proposed at the bride’s parents’ home on Cape Cod.

“We had some wine, some very nice weather, and I proposed as the sun was setting,” recalls Brian.

The active lovebirds, who enjoy biking, kayaking, and playing miniature golf together, decided to have an engagement shoot in October 2011 at the Merry-Go-Round farm in Potomac, where Darcy, an avid horseback rider, keeps her horse, Mozely. An Endless Pursuit Photography snapped the images.

“It was the perfect time of year . . . all of the trees were orange and yellow,” says Darcy. “The farm is like a little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city—it’s so close, but it seems so far away.”

Darcy and Brian dressed in colors that complemented the fall season, and enjoyed spending time with Mozely.

“It’s fun interacting with him,” says Brian, of the horse.

“My favorite part of the day was having Brian lead me around bareback on Mozely. I felt like a little kid getting a pony ride!” says Darcy.

The couple will marry on June 1, 2012, at ThorpeWood in Thurmont, Maryland.