This engagement session has been a looooong time coming. Even before Hillary and Chris were dating! Hillary is the little sister of one of my best friends, Emily. You may remember her Atlanta wedding from a few years ago! I’ve been friends with Emily since high school, so Hillary is basically like a little sister to me! So we’ve all been patiently waiting for the right fella to come along for Hillary so I could capture another Nichols gal’s wedding! And that time has finally come!
Sometimes I find that I get along almost too well with my couples. During engagement sessions, I’ll often find myself chatting with them more than shooting them! And that was definitely the case with Kara and Scoot at their engagement session last week! Even though we had just met, I felt like we had known each other for years! Hanging out with them was so effortless, easy and fun!
When I asked Brandon and Taylor what their hopes and dreams for their future life together were, their first response was MORE DOGS! That’s my kind of people! Branden and Taylor have a shared love for dogs, strong coffee and adventure! I had such a great time spending a gorgeous afternoon in Richmond with these two for their engagement session! And their pup, Charlie!
This past week has been full of surprises and excitement for Wes and Amanda. Wes is in the Marines and stationed in New Orleans while Amanda lives here in Virginia. Last week, Wes came home as a surprise to Amanda! Imagine her surprise when he strolled into a family 4th of July picnic and after they excitedly embraced each other, he gets down on one knee to propose! And the surprises didn’t end there!
Couples like Katie and Thomas make my job so easy. You can tell that these two have never met a stranger. Their engagement session was our first time meeting in person, but I immediately felt like I had known them for years! And they are also just so much fun! They had fun with every pose and direction I gave them! It’s not often that I fill up a whole memory card during an engagement session, but for this one I did just that and then some!
Gotta love that Virginia weather. Sweet Mandi and Brett were so patient when we had to reschedule their engagement session THREE times due to all this rain we’ve been having! Then we finally found an evening with zero percent chance of rain only to be greeted by a nasty thunderstorm when we arrived! But you know what, it actually worked out for the best and made for some sweet shots in the rain!