I have worked with Cat on a few projects over the years, so I was thrilled to get the phone call that she had just gotten engaged and that she wanted me to photograph their announcement/save the date/engagement photos! When she said I was one of the first people to know about their engagement, I felt even more honored to play a little part in telling their story! Cat and James are both singers and so we absolutely had to incorporate music in their session. All the details, from her guitar and his music sheets, all the way to Cat’s glitter lips, they totally made the session their own and the train station backdrop was perfect and just made the portraits that much more visually interesting. I had so much fun working with this gorgeous couple and am so happy they have found each other! Here are a few highlights from their Richmond engagement session!
I have been super anxious to tell everyone but had to wait until they made the official announcement… but the photo session I did the other day of my brother was actually a PROPOSAL! He had me ask them to model for me so I could “try out some new gear”. He was so worried about her catching on, so he tried to throw her off a few times during the session. I was trying so hard not to laugh.
I brought little chalkboards to try to keep it fun, interesting, and candid. These were their portraits of each other. LOL.
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Then he suggested writing something sweet to try to throw her off his scent. He was very convincing. She said later she thought that might be it.
And then… while we were shooting in the woods, my husband secretly set up an easel with a super cute frame my brother made with sweet momentos… the napkin and check from their first date, a photo of them together, and a heartfelt message.
It took several minutes to try to lead her over to the area where it was setup, which is a hilarious story in itself. Anyways, here is the proposal!
She said no! Just kidding, she said yes and I am so psyched for them! We are all so excited to welcome her to the family and I am so, so honored that they allowed me to be there to photograph this special moment.