It seems like this week is all about the rain, but I hope this sunny session brightens your day! <3 Mike, Lauren and I met last week on a perfectttt May day at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. They were looking for a location with flowers and beautiful greenery, and I knew the perfect place! Lauren had even saved a beautiful flower crown from her brother’s wedding for this session, which was a nice delicate touch for these portraits!! I loved the purple gown she chose for this session, especially when we stopped by a purple flower bush at the beginning of the session! I could have photographed them there the entire time. 😉 Mike was excited to dress in style for these portraits! It was funny because when I was recently hanging out with Lauren at Elaine and Shawn’s wedding, she had mentioned when Mike and Shawn pay attention to the stylish little details. She was right because I loved catching the little customized monograms on Mike’s buttoned shirt under his suit jacket! I can only imagine how gorgeous these two will look on their wedding day!!! 🙂
This is a special post because Lauren is a dear friend of mine back from the good ole JMU graphic design days. 🙂 I cannot remember exactly how we had met, but it must have happened during one of our art classes. We experienced painting, photography, graphic designing and other random classes together. So many great memories!! I knew I wanted to be friends with her because she was as sweet as can be and down to earth! After graduation, years had passed and we finally made the opportunity happen to reconnect over a glass … or two 😉 … of wine. Gosh, reminds me of our JMU experiences. Haha! She talked so highly about Mike, and I couldn’t wait to meet him in person!! As soon as I met him, I knew they were the perfect match! They compliment each other so well with their sense of humor and outgoing personalities. I cannot wait for these two to tie the knot this fall!!!
Mike & Lauren’s Love Story
How Mike and Lauren Met
How Mike Proposed to Lauren
Thank you, Mike and Lauren, for giving me the greatest honor of photographing your engagement portraits!!! Lauren, I am so happy seeing you so happy with the man of your dreams! You two were made for each other, and I cannot wait to see where the future takes you both! <3 Congrats!!! Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!! Xoxo!