Mary Beth + Troye :: Amber Grove Engagement Photos :: Richmond Wedding Photographer

I am SO excited to share this engagement session! Not only does it include a lovely couple at a beautiful outdoor wedding venue, but they brought along their dog and cat (yes, cat) for the photos as well! I always tell my couples that I'm up for any challenges and must admit I was a tad nervous about trying to capture a family photo with a cat! I just imagined my own zoo at home, and there is no way they'd cooperate. But, Mary Beth and Troye have their critters so well-trained! Their pup Jesse and cat Soot were rockstar pet models!  I love everything about this sessions and had the most difficult time narrowing down my favorites to share here. Mary Beth and Troye were so flirty and photogenic throughout the whole session!
Here's a tiny recap of their sweet love story: 
Like so many wonderful couples nowadays, Mary Beth and Troye met online through eHarmony in 2011. At that time, Mary Beth had just rejoined (taking advantage of the "come back at half-price deal) and she's SO glad she did! Shortly after, they had their first date at Cafe Caturra. Mary Beth says she remembers thinking she probably talked too much, but apparently not, since a second date soon followed. She quickly realized how much she liked Troye. They enjoyed sushi and watched Bad Lip Reading videos. "I think it was his sense of humor that got me at first," she says. 

"Our proposal was simple, perfect, and very us. I was preparing to take a nap on the couch on a lazy Saturday afternoon this past March.  As I was lying down, he jumped up from his desk, walked to the closet, grabbed the ring, and came flying around the couch proclaiming: "I can't wait any longer!"  He slid over to me on his knee like he was sliding into home base and asked me if I would marry him.  Of course, I quickly said "yes!"  Apparently, he was hoping to wait until the following weekend when we were headed out of town to prose there.

Mary Beth and Troye will soon be married at the gorgeous Amber Grove (where we also took these engagement photos), and I cannot wait to capture their special winter celebration!
Afterwards, they'll travel to Stowe, Vermont for their honeymoon!
I cannot wait for your big day and am beyond honored to be your photographer!  
When we first met a few months ago to discuss everything, I was thrilled (and a bit nervous) when I learned Troye is also a photographer. 
His work is incredible, which makes me even more thrilled to be chosen for this wonderful opportunity! Seeing their love for each other leaves me no doubt that their wedding day is going to be incredible! 


Ashley + Nick - Charlottesville Engagement Session - Virginia Wedding Photographer

It was a beautiful late September day when I met with Ashley and Nick for their Charlottesville Engagement Session! 
Ashley and I actually go way back (high school buddies), and I was thrilled when she reached out wanting photos! They're eagerly prepping for their destination wedding in Jamaica in a few months, and I have no doubt it's going to be stunning! 

Before I share a few favorite photos from their session, here's a quick recap of their little love journey: 
Ashley and Nick met through an online dating website in August 2012 and enjoyed their 3 hour first date! Nick says he remembers looking into her eyes and thinking, "Wow, this girl is gorgeous, smart AND she seems to like you...DONT MESS THIS UP!" 
After the butterflies of that date, it was smooth sailing. 
They were inseparable until Ashley's deployment in December, and she says, "I could not have asked for a more supportive and loving partner through the 5 months I was gone. I knew after making it through that, there was no chance I was ever letting Nick go!"

During a July vacation together, Nick put his proposal plans into action.
 He arranged for her to have a pedicure and massage during the day (so sweet!), and then had a surprise dinner planned. Actually, he'd rented out the Rear Range Lighthouse in downtown Newburyport, MA for their private candlelit dinner! Later, from the top of the lighthouse, they enjoyed the sunset before Nick dropped to his knee and asked Ashley to be his wife! She admits, "in true girl style, became hysterical and said yes between sobs."

I'd passed this willow spot a while back and have been waiting for the chance to bring a couple here. Little did I realize the trek would be a bit... adventurous (let's just say a tad muddy and a tiny chance we were going to get hit with golfballs). I'm just thankful these two were such champs about it! 
Talk about a stunning rock!! Well done, Nick! 
 I have to send a thank you to one of the grounds crew workers who told us to make sure and find the steps with the words on it ;) 
How sweet is this? 

Ashley and Nick - I wish you two so much happiness and can't thank you enough for this fun opportunity! 
It was such a joy to watch you flirt and laugh with one another. I hope these photos are cherished forever! 

Almost immediately after sending the photos their way, I received the sweetest comments and review from Ashley! 
It's moments like these that make me love my job even more! 

"Danielle you are so talented!! Not only did our engagement pictures come out better then I could have imagined, but you made the whole experience so fun for us! The turn around on the pictures was very quick and the prices were extremely reasonable. Overall, we just could not be happier! I can't begin to thank you enough!!"

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Bump to Baby | Nguyen Family | Woodbridge Maternity and Newborn Photographer

I couldn't be more thrilled for the Nguyen family!
We met in September for their maternity session, and then just a few short weeks later, baby Liem graced everyone with his arrival. 
I decided to hold off on the maternity blog post so I could pair all the photos together in this sweet little Bump to Baby post.  

 Below are a handful of my favorites from their maternity session, but you can view more here
It was such a joy to capture their excitement as the eagerly waited to meet their little boy. 
I just adore this one! 
Soooo beautiful!
 And.... one day shy of a month later, I revisited the Nguyen family to meet baby Liem! 
He was just 11 days new during his session and was as sweet as could be! 
He was so peaceful (even when opening his gorgeous eyes to gaze into the camera or look up at his loving parents). Below are a few of my favorites, but you can view more here. 
Seriously ~ how precious is he!?
How precious is his perfect circle birth mark?!
I especially love these two below!
Ahh! Love these. 
CONGRATULATIONS Nguyen Family, and best wishes during this exciting time! 

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