Creative Engagement Portraits at First Landing, Virginia Beach
This crazy busy season keeps chugging along full steam ahead, and once again I am behind on blogging. I swear I blinked and July disappeared! I have had so many fun-filled sessions with fabulous people, it will likely take me until December to catch up! But, I am thrilled to be shooting so much, and to have the honor to connect with so many beautiful souls.
This week's share is Terrin and Melissa's gorgeous sunset engagement session at First Landing State Park. These two lovelies hail from the West Coast. They actually met as young kids when their older siblings were dating. Their families have been close for many years, and as they grew up, Melissa and Terrin grew closer and closer. Finally, they decided it was time to tie the knot.
Terrin is currently stationed in Norfolk, while Melissa works back home in Washington State. She contacted me months ago to plan an engagement session for early summer, to coincide with her vacation plans in Virginia.
Since she and Terrin weren't all that familiar with the area, I shared lots of examples of session locations with them to show them the variety of back drops available in Hampton Roads. They fell in love with First Landing's woodsy charm and laid back tidal atmosphere. (It's one of my fave's too!)
We spent the lovely summer evening wandering through the woods and along the shoreline as the sun began to set.
Melissa and Terrin were so much fun to shoot. They are so deeply connected and at ease with one another, my job became simply guiding them from scene to scene through moments of silly banter and sweet intimate embraces. They rest is all them.
Life is infinitely more enjoyable, when you don't take it, or yourself, too seriously.
And the scenery at First Landing never disappoints!
Thank you, Terrin and Melissa, for trusting my vision for your engagement photos! I am thrilled that you love them, and I hope they bring you much joy in the years to come. All my happiest wishes to you both as you enter this new chapter together! - XOXO, Melissa
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