Classic Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Engagement Session Chelsea + Neal | Northern Virginia

These two cutie pies are getting married in VERMONT next year and I will never forget their very first meeting with me!! Chelsea’s inquiry to me said that they were getting married near VT…so I just assumed she meant Virginia Tech (because I photograph tons of weddings in that area!) Come to find out mid consultation…she meant the state of Vermont. Nice one, Hope! Haha!! But, after almost an hour of talking and hitting it off, we locked in their wedding date and start planning their engagement session!

Chelsea and Neal are so joyful and life-loving. Chelsea is an incredibly talented musician and teacher, while Neal is working hard in law school. They both live in the Northern Virginia area and Meadowlark was the PERFECT location for this session! I had so much fun exploring with them and chatting all about their upcoming wedding and their relationship. I adore them both!

Enjoy some of my favorites from Chelsea + Neal’s beautiful engagement session! I can’t wait for your wedding next year, you two!!

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Favorites!!! These two are so stinking adorable!

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This set of images with beautiful, glowy light…ah! I think they’re all favorites!

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September 7, 2017


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