Carytown Engagement Session | Richmond Engagement Photographer
I honestly cried a little when I first read how Jacob proposed to Lindsey, when we were first emailing. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a sweet story! This story involves letters. No texts, no snaps, no post on social media, but real, handwritten, letters. I’d say it’s akin to holding a photograph in your hand, the way it is so much more tangible and in the moment. The permanence is meaningful, and the care to create it is appreciated. Jacob wrote, sealed, and dated letters for Lindsey to open over the course of the month. The last letter took her on an adventure for the day! She was led to the coffee shop where they first met, the bridge where they first said I love you, and then to St. Bridget’s Catholic church to say a prayer. She walked into an empty, candle lit church to say a prayer, and Jacob popped up and proposed.
It’s too sweet for me to comprehend! It’s practically a movie script, and I live for these real stories of people finding their person. All of the work and though he put into this proposal is such a representation of the love that they share, and I’m just so happy for them! I couldn’t wait to get to see them again for their engagement session, and to get to know them more! For their engagement session, we met up at Xtra’s Café in Carytown, which is where they first met! We roamed around Carytown, enjoying all of the little spots we found on the bustling street.
I spotted this shop with some beautiful hanging string lights, and I found out that Lindsey loves the glowing lights as much as I do! They are beautiful in so many ways, and especially the way that they photograph. The bokeh is heart-stopping! While having fun taking portraits, I asked if Lindsey wanted to do a twirl shot with her stunning flowing dress. These two started swing dancing! Dancing! Together, and coordinated! I was so impressed, and couldn’t help but to let out a laugh! We ended our session at Potterfield Memorial Bridge, the bridge where they first said I love you. The view was stunning, and the cloudy skies held off just long enough for us to get some gorgeous portraits!
I’m so happy to get to give these two photos of them at these important places in their proposal, and in October for their wedding! They are getting married in the same church where Jacob proposed, and I’m so thankful to get to photograph their full-circle journey. I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from their session!