Matt + Amy's Virginia Tech Duck Pond Proposal | Blacksburg, Virginia Engagement Photography

Proposal Photos at Virginia Tech

Matt put a lot of thought and planning into his super sweet Virginia Tech Duck Pond proposal to his girlfriend Amy! He contacted me a few weeks ago so we could get all the details nailed down. This was extra exciting for me because Amy works in the same college as me at Virginia Tech and is a student in my department and it was by complete coincidence that Matt contacted me, what a small world. When the big day rolled around, I put on my disguise [hoping Amy wouldn't recognize me] and sat under a tree at the Duck Pond pretending to read a book until they arrived.  Needless to say after seeing all these happy couple photos, she said yes! Congratulations Matt and Amy, I am so glad I was able to be a part of your surprise proposal.


Colin + Rebecca's Engagement Photos | Christiansburg Engagement Photographer

When you volunteer to pummel each other with feathers in a Pillow Fight Engagement Styled Shoot with me, I am more than happy to take some engagement photos that are more normal as well to thank you.  I loved working with Rebecca and Colin, they are a gorgeous couple and were so much fun to work with!  Pretty sure I made some friends for life here.

Pillow Fight Engagement Photos | Blacksburg Engagement Photographer

I am kind of super embarrassed at how long it has taken me to share portraits I have made over the past year and half or so.  I especially love this shoot.  For some reason I got really obsessed with the idea of making a huge mess with feather pillows and Rebecca and Colin were wonderful enough to help me make that a reality.  I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to work with on this shoot, you have to be pretty chill to be willing to pick feathers out of everything you own for the next 2 years for a photo shoot.  Seriously, we didn’t even take these photos at my house and I am still finding remnants of these feathers in every nook and cranny.  RIP ruched blanket from Ikea that I could never de-feather.

Pillow fights, making messes, and laughing my buns off while making art… I live for this stuff.  Hit me up if you have an idea and want to get weird, no judgies I swear.

Anna + Nathan's Hahn Horticulture Garden Anniversary Photos | Blacksburg Wedding Photographer

I love making photos at Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech.  When Anna mentioned that she likes the feel of English country garden, I knew it would be the perfect location for anniversary photos.  Anna and Nathan brought along their two fur babies to join in the fun – Eliot who is a dachshund and terrier mix and their new pup Wren who is a hound mix.  This was actually a two day event…  We risked it on the first day even though the clouds were looming and sure enough a downpour hit within the first 5 minutes we were there.  The second take, we were much luckier with the weather and were able to take tons of beautiful, non-soggy shots!