Brandi and Sean
Oh my goodness. Can I just say I love the mountains? I love the mountains. I went to JMU, which is nestled right in the Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, VA, surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. In fact, so did Brandi! We met there years ago through our mutual, wonderful friend Nicole. We were even bridesmaids together in Nicole's wedding.
So when Brandi asked if I would travel to Harrisonburg for her engagement pictures, I said YESSSS. And then she said, hey why don't we shoot at Bluestone Vineyard, and I said even more YESSSS. Excuse my excitement. I just love any excuse to go to Harrisonburg, especially a fun and beautiful excuse like taking engagement photos of Brandi and Sean.
Sean was not quite as fortunate as Brandi and I. He went to Virginia Tech, but since they're getting married in the valley, it's safe to say Brandi has converted him to our ways ;). These guys were so sweet. I had never met Sean, but I could tell he was the kind of guy who is kind and patient. There was no photo he was unwilling to try, and trust me, Brandi and I had lots of ideas!
One of the things I really look for in couples I'm working with or am going to work with is the joy in their relationship. I love happy people and working so closely with someone for their wedding day means you get to see them at one of the happiest stages of their life. And then I get to capture those feelings and give them something tangible to remember them by. I feel so lucky to do it, and I think these photos really show how much joy radiates from these two when they're together.