This couple is so special to me! Years ago when she was in nursing school, Austin was my babysitter, and now she's planning her wedding and I get the honor of being the photographer! They equally love the beach and country, and since they're having a beach destination wedding, they really wanted to incorporate their love for cotton fields and the country side in to the engagement session. And of course we had to include the fur babies, which only lasted about 3 seconds down at the water location before jumping in for a quick swim. I am very much looking forward to this wedding next year!
Years from now when their kids ask about their wedding they also will be able to also tell the story of their engagement session and how it took place IN their very own yard. I always ask if couples have a specific place in mind that is important to them or if there is a specific hobby that they want to include, because your engagements should be a representation of who you are as a couple. When I met Taylor + Rachel they had just bought a house and wanted to incorporate it in their session.
Mature trees, cute porches, and lots of little nooks around the house it was the perfect place for their engagement session. Some have no idea but still offer suggestions like, "lots of trees, or a water view, or the cityscape and old buildings" I mainly and exclusively have shot in and around the Richmond area for my almost 10 years as a photographer so if you have an idea I can certainly work with creating the perfect spot for you.
When Rachel called about booking me for her wedding we hadn't even met in person! It's always an honor to be able to connect with someone over the phone and with them looking at your portfolio them being confident that YOU are the person they want to book for one of the biggest days in their life.
Here are some of my favorite images from their session: