Toni and David | Engagement Session | King George, Virginia

August 15, 2016

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Another amazing session to start off this week’s blog?!  I think so!!

You may recognize this sweet couple from this past December when I photographed them and their dogs during their holiday beach session!  I loved working with them them that day, so you can imagine the confetti party happening in our house when Toni reached out to me about being their wedding photographer!!!!!  Ah!  Talk about the excitement running through me!

These two sweethearts will be married in May of 2017 in North Carolina and I can not wait to travel down to the Roanoke Island Aquarium to capture their special day!  But first- the engagement session!!

Toni chose the location for this session which you know I love because the session becomes so much more intimate when the location is close to my couples hearts!  We met at her grandmothers home that afternoon for their session and started our adventure around the property.  Between the pond and the wide open fields, this was definitely the epitome of a perfect country session location!

While the location was gorgeous to photograph, these two were even more amazing in front of the camera!  Their personalities are so in tuned with one another.  David is gentle and quiet.  Toni is bubbly and joyful.  Put the two of them together in front of a camera and I am telling you it is the most gorgeous thing to witness!!  

Not to mention that their outfit choices were perfect!!  Her first outfit had me completely swooning because her long ivory dress paired so well with the scenery we were in and the quietness of the moments that we captured of the two of them in the middle of such large, open spaces… It was just me, them, and the love they shared without another sound from the rest of the world.  Their second outfit was also great!  It was a more casual look and it allowed for their joyfulness and silliness together shine bright!!

The more that I work with my sweet couples, the more that I realize that there is so much to my purpose as a business owner more than just taking their picture.  It’s being a part of such a sacred moment that not many get to witness.  Its a moment in which my couple gets to be together, intimately holding one another, preparing to vow forever…. Embracing the silence as they hold hands and lean in close… Allowing their love be the only thing brighter than their smiles in those seconds.  

I know how special and savored these moments are because I have experienced them so often with my husband and I can say without a doubt, that it is an honor that my couples allow me to witness this intimate moment between them…. To not only witness, but also to document their love and the start of their forever.  

I know that I am meant to do so much more in this business than just take pictures, and the more that I get to be a part of my couples love story, the more grateful I am that I get to make such an impact in telling their story and serving them well.

My favorites from Toni and David’s engagement session are below and I am so excited to be sharing them right now!  I cant wait for you to see these images and I really cant wait for their wedding next year!!  I have some of the most amazing brides and grooms and I am beyond thankful that this business has connected me with so many great people!!

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