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A young couple are walking through a field, when one of them almost trips & she lets' out a surprised laugh, as she looks at the camera

Blue Ridge Parkway Engagement Session

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Destination wedding & portrait photographer fascinated by stories & people. This blog is the home for some of my favorite things — from weddings, engagement sessions, branding & more personal things. 

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Before I showcase these beautiful engagement images that were taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway, let me tell you the story of how Madison & Jesse met.

Their Love Story

Madison & Jesse first met on Tinder 4 years ago, and soon after found themselves on their very first date. (their first date consisted of Taco Bell & a ride around town in his Jeep.)

Madison was just starting college at the time, so when she would come home over the weekend they would make plans to hang out.

She says ever since then, they have been in love.

The Proposal

When Jesse knew he wanted to spend his life with her, he surprised her in the best way possible.

It was during her college graduation party as all her friends & family were gathered around.

She saw Jesse acting nervous. So nervous he couldn’t seem to sit down. And that sparked her curiosity.

As she was taking photos with friends & family, her mom started yelling for everyone to come outside for photos.

That wouldn’t have been out of the ordinary, except that she knew her mom didn’t really care much for photos.

As it was time for her & Jesse to take a photo together, her cousin told her to turn around & not face him for one.

And as she turned back around to face him again, she saw him down on one knee.

Even though he didn’t have a ring yet, Madison said, “It was perfect!”

New Beginnings & Special Note From The Photographer

Madison, I feel like I’ve watched you grow up before my eyes from our Chick-fil-a days. You were just learning the ropes, and now here we are: You’ve graduated college, and are getting married!

I am so looking forward to celebrating alongside you on your wedding day, so you can have the images you have always envisioned. And the best start to a wonderful new life together.

Curious about how your engagement & wedding day images would look? Reach out to me here. Let’s set a consultation, and see if we are a great fit for each other.

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