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!
Normally when it looks like it’s going to rain on the day of a scheduled engagement session, we just reschedule it. But Lane and Andrew were only going to be in town ONE day before their wedding in November. So when the forecast called for rain ALL day on that one day, we just rolled with it and did the shoot anyway! And I think it just made their session all the more special!
One of the main purposes of an engagement session is to capture the unique relationship between the soon-to-be bride and groom as it is right now during this special season of their lives together. So I always strive to capture the authentic dynamic between each of my couples, because each couple is a little different. But Kathleen and Alan made it so easy for me to capture their fun, loving and easy-going relationship! They even brought some bubbles to use for the shoot to really show off their fun and goofy side! I don’t think I’ve ever laughed and smiled so much during a shoot. I’m thinking that that is just the effect that these two have on people!
I love when couples choose a location for their engagement session that plays a special part in their story. Maybe it’s where they met, where they fell in love, where he proposed or where they just like to spend a lot of time together. The locations that we chose for Kylee and Ryan’s engagement session this weekend checked a few of those boxes!