Holly and Gabe met at a "Casino Night" fundraiser hosted by Virginia Tech's College of Veterinary Medicine where they were both students. He proposed on New Year's Eve at a really lovely restaurant in Chicago. They love to hike, camp, bike, spend time with their 4 cats and dog (Marty, who got to come along for their engagement session). Both are originally from cities so they are enjoying living in the Blacksburg area and taking advantage of all the outdoor activities that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer.
I was really excited when Holly contacted me about her engagement session - she's spent some time behind the camera and working in the darkroom herself. She's also on the same page with my philosophy of printing your photos rather than just hoarding them all on your computer never to see the light of day again (so in my mind Holly and Gabe's house now has these photos printed out and hung up everywhere). Their photo session was super laid back and fun. We walked all over the place and even found this amazing hidden spot just off of the Huckleberry Trail that I keep meaning to take my son to visit. Also, I'm so in love with Holly's jacket/cape, it made me feel like I was shooting an ad for Ralph Lauren, especially that last photo in this post!