Waynesboro, VA Engagement | Kelsey + Daniel

June 10, 2016


Kelsey and Daniel’s engagement session at the Barren Ridge Vineyards in Waynesoboro, Virginia was nothing less than perfect. These two are Hokies who live in Oklahoma and are getting married tomorrow here in Virginia. WOOHOO! They are currently in school in OK but so happy to have the wedding in the state that is for lovers!!! This was the first time meeting them in person and we were determined to do their engagement session before the wedding! 😉

“We have been engaged since May 9th 2015. Kelsey has a family farm in Maryland and her birthday is May 11 so we got dressed up and went to dinner just the 2 of us “for her birthday” and then we stopped at the farm on the way home where I had set up t-posts with pictures and letters from the 6 years we had been together. Then I proposed in front of the barn where I originally asked her out in high school. All the while we had a GoPro stuck on the barn and 2 family members hiding, taking pictures of it all.” – Daniel 

Don’t you just love that sweet story!? Guys these days . . . they are getting pretty slick with those GoPros!! The engagement session was gorgeous – – lush greens, rolling mountains and no rain!! After three weddings with rain I kiss the ground for every sunny day! The breeze was blowing so it wasn’t terribly hot either!  These sweethearts are riding the joy train because their wedding is tomorrow. Let the fun begin!!!
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Big SHOUT OUT to Barren Ridge Vineyards! Thank you!!!

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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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Waynesboro, VA Engagement | Kelsey + Daniel

Waynesboro, VA Engagement | Kelsey + Daniel

Waynesboro, VA Engagement | Kelsey + Daniel

Waynesboro, VA Engagement | Kelsey + Daniel

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