Another great engagement session with a fun couple! Whitney & Jeremiah chose the University of Richmond for their engagement shoot because that is where Jeremiah proposed! I love when my couples choose a location that has special meaning and I'd say that is pretty special. The University of Richmond is a great place for an engagement session. Any session really because no matter where you go there is beautiful scenery all around you! Lots of trees to get the perfect light peeking through.
Whitney & Jeremiah met at church, but Jeremiah noticed Whitney long before they officially met. In Whitney's words he was stalking her for over 6 months before he finally introduced himself. He became known as the "creeper guy", but Jeremiah is anything but creepy. It's so cute to hear them tell the story. They are such a fun and down-to-earth couple! Whitney & Jeremiah had me laughing throughout our entire session! They were definitely not afraid to be silly and those pictures often create the most natural look. It's not the silliness I try to capture it's the moment of genuine laughter right after!
Engagement sessions allow me the chance to learn more about my couples and for my couples to get a better feel of how I work, so on their wedding day they are more relaxed and comfortable. I learned many things about Whitney & Jeremiah for example Jeremiah is an avid fisherman. I love that they incorporated this into their session and even made a cute sign!
I learned that Whitney is a dancer and dabbles in film photography (huge respect for film users). I also learned something quit fascinating about her. She raises and shows pigeons. I had never even heard of this before! Who knew there were various breeds of pigeons?
At the very end of our session I gave Jeremiah my other camera (well we actually made a camera because my back up was in the car) I gave him my vintage camera and a lens and he did an excellent job of making it look just like a camera. I made Whitney do dramatic poses for him. She claimed to not be very good at it, but I would like to disagree! She pretty much nailed it. Congratulations Whitney & Jeremiah, I cannot wait for your wedding next April! Much love and happiness to you both!
Look at that light!
Would you look at those eyes?
This is the exact spot where Jeremiah proposed!
Jeremiah was happy with the next shot!
Look at her work it, Jeremiah is workin it too!