Lauren and Steven's Save the Date Session

Will and I were cruising in the Caribbean when we first heard our friend, Steven, had proposed!! We have often worked long hours together with Steven at the local rescue squad and couldn't have been happier to photograph his and Lauren's wedding! Will and I first met Lauren and her family over coffee at Panera and got even more excited when we heard that they were ALL fellow Hokies!! Given the Hokie spirit, we naturally had to have a save-the-date session at Lane Stadium! As we walked around on that chilly February afternoon, I convinced Steven to give the details of the engagement one more time. He outlined his strategy as we walked up and down the stadium seating, snapping shots here and there. Steven and one of Lauren's closest friends planned a causal trip up to the Chateau Morrisette for wine tasting. When Steven told a bartender that he planned to propose, they excitedly helped him get to the perfect location (having been there myself, I know that they have SO many scenic spots to choose from!). Once in location, Steven offered to take pictures of Lauren and her friend, and then her close friend offered to take couple pictures of the two of them. Brilliant! I love when grooms take time to think of how to capture that special moment!

The rest is history! He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him and she said YES!! Lauren couldn't help but tell this part of the story and laughed as she told me that she didn't even know what the ring looked like because she was so excited! Can you say adorable?!!

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Always reaching for excellence...

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She said "I hope the army doesn't mind me borrowing your hat for a minute!" He just laughed.

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