Manassas Battlefield Engagement | Virginia Summer Engagement | Charlotte & Joe

 

I have known Charlotte forever! We swam on the same club team in high school in Boca Raton, Florida. She was always a breath of fresh air and so fun to be around. She is not only stunning and kind but she is also a Marine! Charlotte's commitment to her country lead her on a journey to meet the love of her life: Joe.  

Joe is one of the goofiest future grooms I have ever photographed. There wasn't a moment he wasn't cracking jokes are making Charlotte laugh. These two are so natural together that I barely had to pose them at all! In fact, during their Manassas Battlefield engagement, Charlotte ran into a field to forage for flowers, creating a natural bouquet. I mean, is that even real life!? I turned to Joe and he said, "Yea, she does this all the time. We'll be driving and have to stop on the side of the road because she saw some flowers." What a riot. 

I could not be more thankful for the grace and easy nature of these two. Not only did my camera take ten minutes to adjust to the Virginia humidity causing a stall in shooting but I came out of a brush COVERED in ticks! Charlotte had to pick them out of my body! Talk about a crazy engagement session. Below are some of my favorite images from the day. I cannot wait to capture their Colorado wedding next year!