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laura + jonathan | carvin’s cove engagement

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Laura + Jonathan traveled all the way from the eastern part of Virginia to have their engagement session set against the Blue Ridge mountains, and I’ve got to say – I do believe southwest Virginia was showing off just a little bit for these two!  We had the most perfect fall weather (not too cold, but just cool enough to really feel like fall), gorgeous light that added just a little glow to every image, and even a bit of beyonce wind every now and then to catch Laura’s hair ever-so-softly at just the right moment!

Because they live on the other side of the state, we had our initial consultation through FaceTime and we only  met in person for the first time at their engagement session!  But these two are so warm and friendly that they felt like friends instantly.  Our conversation was effortless, and so were some of the sweetest moments between the two of them.  Snuggling close and being 100% in the moment with each other came so naturally to Laura + Jonathan, and it just made my job super easy (and so much fun)!  I cannot wait for y’all to see all of my favorites!!

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I love this next moment in black + white!

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Love both of these next images, but especially the one on the right!  Spontaneous forehead kisses sure do make for some of the sweetest moments.  😉

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I loved Laura’s ring!

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One of my favorites…

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Another FAVE!  those mountains + these two + a little beyonce wind at just the right moment?!  perfection.virginia-mountains-engagement-photosrichmond-virginia-engagement-photographer

I’m not going to lie.  My little photographer heart kind of loves this clean-lined, light-colored bridge at Carvin’s Cove to frame my couples in!  I mean, can you blame me??richmond-va-wedding-engagement-photos

Love, love, love this sweet forehead kiss on the right!  (And also, how pretty is the band on Laura’s ring?!  all the heart eyes!)charlottesville-va-wedding-engagement-photoswarrenton-va-wedding-photographer

More gorgeous glowy light as we moved down closer to the water!  GAH!

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Had to have a few twirls by the water … 🙂
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Towards the very end of our session, it got just cool enough to pull out the fleece blanket they had brought along with them!

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I love all of these images down on the boat dock!

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Laura, Jonathan, thank you for inviting me into this exciting season of life with y’all (and for driving all the way to southwest Virginia for your session!).  It’s already been so much fun getting to know you and I already can’t wait to do this again on your wedding day!

  1. Tammy Hyde

    November 14th, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Laura you and Johnathan are the perfect couple. So happy to see that you two have found each other.

  2. Mamma Squash Jodi

    December 9th, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Mamma LOVES THESE PICTURES…… thank you so much for capturing ALL my favorite looks….. you so nailed their personalities and deep love for each other! THANK YOU Lindsey can’t wait to meet you at the weddingI💜💜🧔🏻👰🏻🥂

  3. Lindsey Rickards

    December 20th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I am SO glad that you love the photos!!! and knowing that I captured their personalities well means the world to me! I can’t wait to meet you, too!!!

  4. Korina

    December 15th, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Beautiful photos! What a great shoot and such a wonderful sweet couple 💗

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