Charlottesville Engagement Session | Alana & Travis

June 21, 2016


Alana and Travis’ engagement session in the mountains of Charlottesville was my most adventurous session to date and one for the books! I can honestly say we had no clue where we were going to shoot, we just knew we wanted mountains. We met up in Charlottesville and my sweet husband drove us around to random spots to soak in the scenery, WHICH WAS AMAZING. We walked, and walk just to find the perfect spot and we certainly did. We even watched the sunset together on top of a mountain. Well, we nailed it and I couldn’t be happier with the results!!
This sweet couple went to the same high school but didn’t actually meet until friends introduced them years later. Once the met, they were inseparable!!! It wasn’t intill a family vacation that Travis popped the question –
“The proposal was a little more fairytale like ha ha. We went on vacation with both of our families to Gatlinburg. One thing on our to-do like was to find a hike that had a waterfall (he had it all planned out). We went on the Laurel Fails hike with our families one morning and once we got to the waterfall we climbed to the bottom of the waterfall and he proposed. Our families were standing, looking down on us from the trail above and had a great view of it all taking place! The trail cut through the waterfall so some of it was below the trail and some of it was above it (kind of hard it explain). My younger brother, Jacob, had begged to climb down with us and I was trying to convince dad to let him go. But dad knew it was coming, Jacob didn’t. When we climbed back up after it happened Jacob said “I finally have the brother I always wanted!” I think Jacob was a little more surprised than myself”. – Alana
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  1. Amy Cherry says:

    Ahh!!! These are gorgeous!! Do you know where you ended up in Charlottesville? We are living here now!!

  2. Betty Martin says:

    beautiful pictures

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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


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Charlottesville Engagement Session | Alana & Travis

Charlottesville Engagement Session | Alana & Travis

Charlottesville Engagement Session | Alana & Travis

Charlottesville Engagement Session | Alana & Travis

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