I met Tyler and Justin through my husband and his family. Tyler’s older brother, Jon, and my husband grew up friends and playing together. My mother in law even babysat Jon and when she came along, Tyler too. Since then, the two families have remained close.
After attending Jon’s wedding in December 2012, we were able to capture a few stunning images of Jon and his wife, Jennifer, that Tyler immediately liked. After her engagement, she reached out to Billy asking him about his photography skills. He immediately shared her Facebook message with me at which time I suggested he let her know he wasn’t the one behind the camera.
Tyler and I began messaging and at long last she revealed they wanted to have their engagement pictures done at a winery. At this point, I recommended Williamsburg Winery as it is a middle point for both of us. I also offered maybe some pictures in Colonial Williamsburg while we were out there. She also asked to grab a few by the James River since their wedding will be a beach wedding – can’t leave out that water!
I couldn’t have asked for a couple that made my second engagement shoot (or Billy’s first) so easy or so fun. I also could not have asked for better weather or better locations. We were able to get some great shots. My favorite photo thus far in my early career as a photographer was at the pond found on the property of Williamsburg Winery. We were able to get a reflection that just is amazing. I can’t wait to (hopefully) have more photo shoots at this wonderful location.
There is nothing better than spending a day photographing couples in love with your best friend and having fun! I truly enjoyed getting to spend more time behind the lens and getting more comfortable with directing the poses so they looked natural.