Winter Engagement Session at Trump Winery Lauren + Riley | Charlottesville, VA

AH – the first engagement session of 2018!!! YAY!! I had the chance to meet Lauren and Riley for coffee late last year and we immediately hit it off. We talked about our mutual love for Charleston and her passion for being a labor and delivery nurse. It was such a fun little coffee date!!! We planned for a winter engagement session and I started to get a little nervous as the date approached…it was COLD. Like temperatures in the teens and wind chills in the negatives!! But, somehow we got crazy lucky and ended up with a day in the 40s and it actually felt WARM!!

I had never been to Trump Winery until this session…and goodness it is beautiful!! I couldn’t stop admiring how MASSIVE the property was…the views from up top were incredible! We had such a fun time exploring (and hopping over icy creeks – haha!!) and captured some gorgeous images to kick off the year. Then we finished the night off with amazing burgers and sweet potato fries…a win-win!! 🙂

Enjoy some of my favorites from Lauren and Riley’s beautiful winter engagement session! I can’t WAIT to photograph their wedding later this year!!

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That view!! SO good!

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This RING!!! I loved how unique it was! I could’ve photographed it all day!

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Could they BE any cuter!?!?

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