Annie and Chris’ engagement session comes with two sessions and two seasons! They take place at dusk this past Fall on Skyline Drive as well as in the morning sunlight this July in Culpeper, an hour east of Charlottesville. And as you can see, Annie and Chris have a special kind of chemistry in both. It’s as if they have known each other their entire lives, and yet they have that firey spark of romance.
The truth is, they HAVE known each other most of their lives. Annie’s dad lived with Chris’ Uncle John after graduating from school in Detroit, MI. When Annie’s parents moved to Virginia, they met Chris’ whole family, including Chris’ parents. From there, the two families became life-long friends, living only 20 minutes apart.
Chris and Annie grew up together but didn’t start dating until junior year of college. Two years after graduation, Chris proposed! And he did so while they were enjoying something they really love…traveling and enjoying the great outdoors, hiking and fly fishing together.
As they backpacked through Jasper and Banff National Parks in Alberta, Canada, last summer, Chris executed his proposal plan. After a great day of fly fishing on Maligne Lake, he got down on one knee at the foot of the Athabasca Glacier and proposed…complete with a ring box he designed and carved for Annie! The box even coordinates with their pup’s collar.
Their first session was at Skyline Drive at dusk in the cool of late Autumn and their July session was bright and warm in Culpeper at Lake Pelham and RockWater Park. It was so much fun to do a session close to their wedding date, after a big move and after most of the planning is done!
I also love to see the two seasons! But most importantly, I enjoyed spending time with Annie and Chris. Their positive outlook, their enthusiasm for each other and the beauty around them is contagious! I can’t wait for their wedding this year at Fleetwood Farms!
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Michelle Lieb with Lieb Photographic is a Virginia Wedding Photographer, Charlottesville Wedding Photographer, Baltimore Wedding Photographer and Maryland Wedding Photographer. She is also a Washington DC Wedding Photographer, Phoenix Wedding Photographer, Arizona Wedding Photographer and a Destination Wedding Photographer!