Archive for the ‘Engagements’ Category

Back in September I was asked to come to the beautiful mountain area of Virginia to photograph the engagement session of Nicole and Chris.  Woohoo, I have been hired to do another Destination Wedding!

I have been blessed to know Nicole & Chris for a couple of years now.  When she emailed me to let me know she was engaged I was ecstatic for her.  She has been with Chris for a VERY long time and let’s just say, it is about time!  I love these two so much.  Nicole is one of those women that is so pretty her personality is completely wonderful.  Chris and Nicole also serve as Fire Fighters for the Stanley Fire Dept.  As you will see by their engagement session, they LOVE being firefighters.  It is the one of the things that they have a passion for that equals the passion they have for one another.   As we were trying to plan their engagement session through emails and phone calls, a theme kept coming up that revolved around that passion.  It is a part of everything they do, so why not part of the e-session and the coming wedding in 2012?  I know it’s sorta silly sounding, but when Chris picked the fire truck up for this session I was so excited.  I was finally allowed to FOLLOW A FIRE TRUCK as we went to the location.  I felt IMPORTANT.  I really wanted them to turn the sirens on and blow the horn, but I guess that would not have been appropriate so I didn’t ask.  It was just totally cool to get to follow the truck and FEEL important.  See, I told you it was silly huh?

Anyway, they completely rocked this engagement session.  How could they not when they are fun together and sensationally fabulous.   And I can’t hardly wait to photograph their special day in July!


What was it about English class?  The first time she met him was in English class, 10th grade.  Red hair, green eyes and he seemed so nice.  He noticed her…but she wasweird.  Fast forward to Senior year, another English class.  This time she wasn’t so weird and he was still red headed and cute.  And that is when it began.  The smiles, the laughter, the melting hearts, the stuff that gets you through your senior year together, and then onto college still hanging on.  I asked Kristen and Josh what they loved most about one another – and their answers made me so happy to be a part of this couple’s life.

Kristen : “Josh can always make me laugh when others have upset me.  His laughter and his smile are the things that cause me to go all mushy inside.”

Josh :  “The way Kristen cares about me and about others is what I love most about her.  And my heart melts when she smiles and she looks at me with those eyes.  Well actually everything about Kristen makes me melt.  The first time I kissed Kristen I felt a jolt of surprise and all fuzzy inside.”

With many beach trips, darkened theatres, and nights out dining, they fell in love.  Josh proposed to Kristen.  And because of this I was able to meet them and become part of their specialness.  The engagement session was to be held at Statesboro, near the college they attend, but alas…the weather prevailed and we rescheduled  until later.  We ended up in Hinesville, where they are both from.  It was hot, and it was sticky, and I had sweat in places I forgot sweated.  It is so amazing though, that no matter how hot it was in Southern Georgia that day, Kristen and Josh were still happy to be touching, laughing and just enjoying their time together.

Engagement Session 1

Engagement Session 3

Engagement Session 4

Engagement Session 5

Engagement Session 6

Engagement Session 7