Mike & Leigh

A cloudy, Virginia family farm engagement session.

I met Mike and Leigh on her family farm in Wytheville Virginia for their engagement session. Rolling hills, insanely green grass and a sky full of clouds with this happy couple is the recipe for a dream session. Every time Mike and Leigh looked at each other they would burst into laughter-it was the sweetest thing.

In the midst of the current craziness that the world if facing spending time with this couple was exactly what my soul needed. I had to refrain from hugging them, which was so hard, but they lifted me up in a way that is hard to explain. We talked about their wedding plans, and Leigh’s crazy amazing sewing and knitting skills (you need to follow her instagram to see what I’m talking about!) and Hello Fresh. The normalcy of this session what part of what it made it so beautiful.

I received the best message after this session. Mike told Leigh his face was sore from smiling and laughing so much. Que the heart explosion!

Thank you two for the love that exudes from you that flowed over into me. Your session was so good for my heart. The love you two have for each other is so sweet. Thank you for sharing your smiles and story with me. I cannot wait for bridal portraits on these same, beautiful Virgina hills for your wedding next year.

Jonathan+Dawnna Engagement

Dawnna contacted me about scheduling a portrait session for her Jonathan I was so excited to capture the last bit of fall colors with them on Emory and Henrys campus especially since it was where they met. She was so excited that she had talked him into getting some updated photos of just the two of them.

I was over the moon with excitement when Jonathan emailed me to explain that this wasn’t going to just be a couples session-he was going to propose! He wanted to start out with a few minutes of regular photos to throw her off, just in case she was expecting a proposal, and then we walked through the leaves to the chapel.  I asked Jonathan and Dawnna to tell each other what attracted them the most when they first met. Imagine Dawnna’s surprise when after they kissed he had a ring and was down on one knee.

I had a huge smile on my face and tears in my eyes as I got to share in this sweet moment.  The moments that followed after were precious-lots of questions about how he planned it and  who all knew about the plan. Dawnna was in complete shock. Thank you Jonathan for trusting me to capture this moment in your relationship! Your love story has just begun.