Ryan contacted be back in January to schedule a surprise proposal for his beautiful girlfriend, Anna Holland. We crafted up a secret plan to capture him proposing at the Virginia Beach oceanfront during their weekend getaway trip to the Patriotic Festival. Can I just stop for a minute and give him a fist bump for being so prepared and excited enough to hire a photographer to capture it all? What a catch!
I first met Sonya back in 2013 when I photographed her older sister's wedding. Flash forward 4 years later and she emailed me about photographing her own wedding! I loved working with their family so of course I was excited when she contacted me.
Ryan met Sonya online. Her dating profile came across his phone screen first. He “liked” her and then his dating profile came across my phone screen and she "liked" him back. This was totally out of the norm for Sonya, but from his profile, he seemed like someone she wanted to get to know. So she took a chance and messaged him first. Their connection came naturally and they talked for hours on end for the next nine days. After that nine days, they decided to meet up at the mall. They walked around, played with a puppy at the pet store and got lunch. When they were about to say goodbye, he finally built up the courage to take her hand in his. Soon after he met her parents and everyone fell in love with this polite country boy from a small town in Kansas. From then on, they were inseparable. Almost a year later, Ryan proposed!
Brittany and Jared met while working at the same elementary school with young children. A friendship at work, soon turned to text messages, long phone calls and even the occasional get together. They bonded over coffee, religion and board games! After a year-long friendship, the next summer Jared had plans to go on a vacation. During his trip, it hit him, HE MISSED BRITTANY! Distance definitely made the heart grow fonder in their situation. When he returned home, he immediately visited her with the desire to date her.
Krystal and Paul....where do I even start with these two!? They are amazing and oh so funny! I met up with them at the beautiful Norfolk Botanical Gardens. After hearing how Paul, proposed, it makes total sense why they wanted to do their engagement session here.