When Greg emailed me to ask about photographing his proposal at the duck pond at Virginia Tech, I was so excited! Nathan and I even went out a couple days before to scout out the location and find my hiding spot. Greg and Mahsa were driving down from Northern Virginia to visit her alma mater. Greg thought VT would be the perfect place to ask Mahsa to marry him, even though they have a rivalry going because he went to James Madison University.
The day of the shoot, I got to the duck pond early...pacing the agreed upon location to make sure no one snatched it up. Surprisingly there were tons of people that day so I was blocking the spot. When Greg texted that he had arrived, I ran to my hiding spot in the a huge pine tree and waited.
The rest is history. Greg pulled out the ring and Mahsa was shocked! It was so sweet.
I was so happy to be able to shoot these two again (see their first section with me here). I met Nicole when we were both at Radford University and now she is engaged! Nicole and Mark are getting married in September and I'm so excited to be able to shoot their fall wedding. We started off their engagement session at the Roanoke Star and then moved to Mark's parents home in Salem. The lighting was beautiful and I had such a fun time with these two...except two growling/barking dogs! Believe me, I'm not one to shy away from dogs but I got nervous. Luckily Mark shooed them away.
I first got Laura’s email about the possibility of shooting their 2015 September wedding a couple months ago. I always ask a few simple questions to all inquiries to get an idea of location, theme and of course…how he asked! I got her response on a somewhat dreary Monday and as I told her later, it really did brighten my day. I love, LOVE proposal stories, so I going to tell you theirs. Laura and T.J. love to play trivia and as she told me, he loves any type of trivia game. A couple times a month they hang out with the friends at a local restaurant that has a “trivia night”, perfect for them, right? Anyways, they got through the first round when they announced a “bonus question” which read “Will Laura Marry T.J.?” I mean, seriously?! I think that is adorable. When she turned around he was on one knee while their close friends watched as she said “YES” and now, here we are.
It is kind of fitting that I shot their engagement portraits this past weekend and are sharing them this week, because I am shooting a wedding at their venue (Doe Creek Farm) on Saturday. I haven’t shot there before and I am so excited to see Emily and JC get married and to see Laura and T.J.’s venue…FINALLY!
Two weeks ago, we tried to shoot their engagement pictures but if anyone has been to Mountain Lake in Pembroke, VA then you know that sometimes the weather is different up there. On Rt. 460 it was pretty and the sun was shining. I got to the top of the mountain and it was foggy and rainy, so we rescheduled and I am so glad we did.