Every now and then I get an email from one of you fabulous blog readers that completely makes my day and reminds me why I do what I do. I still have the email saved that I received from Andrea nearly a year ago, where she just wanted to say hi and how much she was enjoying the blog, and hoped one day to be on the blog herself with her boyfriend Mike! Well these days she’s no longer referring to him as her boyfriend, but her FIANCE! I was so thrilled when I got that next email from her saying that Mike had popped the question and they were engaged! I usually have a pretty strict policy about not booking weddings more than a year out, but I was MORE than happy to make an exception for these two, as I knew right then that there is nowhere else I’d rather be than with Andrea and Mike next June 30th!
While we had a few weather issues with previously scheduled dates, we finally ended up with a gorgeous sunny evening for their engagement session around their college campus, James Madison University in Harrisonburg! Andrea is just as sweet as she came across in that initial email a year ago, and I was so excited to finally get her and Mike in front of my camera! Andrea and Mike, we’re just going to have to find another reason to hang out because I don’t think I can go a full year without seeing you guys before the wedding, okay? ooookay! :0) Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!
We started things off around the main part of campus with some gorgeous early evening light: Andrea has this print framed in their house which i LOVE: and asked if we could recreate it! of course I was more than happy to oblige :0) such a pretty campus! ah! love this one! :0) then we headed over to the JMU arboretum which is SO gorgeous! love the one on the right! definitely a favorite :0) my faaaaavorite! huge canvas? i think YES! and I’ll end with oooone more of my favorites :0) Happy Friday!! :0)