Julia knew exactly what she wanted out of her and Brandon’s engagement pictures. She gave me lots of great pin-spiration, and I added a few ideas of my own!
Engagement Session Location:
I really wanted to do our engagement session by the water. I had been seeing pictures of engagement sessions on docks and I really wanted to use that in our engagement pictures. I also wanted a laid-back, rustic feel since that was more like “us”. And, of course, we had to include our dog, Emmitt. So, we decided to go to Lake Saint Clair in Winchester, VA. My family and I were friends with other families that lived on the lake and used to go there in the summers growing up. It was a beautiful fall day and the trees were just starting to change colors, which looked great in the reflection in the lake.
How we met:
We met at a New Year’s Eve party in high school at a friend’s house on December 31, 2003. A couple days later, Brandon called Falon, a mutual friend between us (now a bridesmaid at our wedding) and told her to “hook him up”. The first time we hung out together was during a snow day at a friend’s house and we dated for a short while after that.
After dating for a month or two, we decided to just be friends and were for the next two years. We didn’t stay in touch for about a year, but ran into each other at Apple Blossom 2006 where it all started back up again. It wasn’t until September 9, 2006 when we made it official and have been together ever since!
Engagement Session Inspiration:
Pinterest, of course! I was inspired by pictures I saw of engagement sessions on docks by the water. I also pinned pictures to involve Emmitt, my ring and crafty signs to have some variety in the photos. I was able to pin and save my inspirations and our photographer, Julie Napear Photography brought them to life!