Spending the evening with Emily and David burying the Bourbon was a total dream! Their engagement session at Hollyfield Manor in Manquin, VA was everything I love about my “job”; crisp weather, gorgeous colors, laughter upon laughter, bourbon, and a dreamy sunset with a ton of golden light! ⠀
Since Emily and David live in separate locations, they don’t see each other every day like most of my engaged couples and they take advantage of any opportunity to see each other! David is in the Army stationed down in North Carolina and Emily recently graduated from JMU and is about to be the best Elementary teacher there ever was. However, due to this distance they sometimes have to go to great lengths to spend time together, like our engagement session. David drove up and only had about .2 seconds before Emily came running to jump into his arms… cue the tears… because her excitement and emotions were totally contagious. I have honestly never seen a couple more excited to see each other, and feel beyond blessed to be apart of their story.
You guys…while I was editing these images, all I could think to myself was “this is what I want for my daughters”. Let me explain… I pray that one day they find the kind of love that makes them run, the kind of love that gives them a constant smile on their face, the kind of love that makes them giggle from their soul and makes others smile just being in the same room as them. I pray they find the kind of love vivaciously apparent between Emily & David, the kind of love that Jay & I share, the kind that takes their breath away over and over again! ⠀
I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from Emily & David’s engagement session!