After rescheduling twice due to lots and lots of rain, Tracy, Kenny and Corona could finally meet up with me for their Fredericksburg engagement session. Alum Springs Park was just the perfect setting for the couple that likes to play together along with their playful fur baby, Corona. It was the perfect engagement session filled with climbing rocks, wandering through the park and the water and two bikes with a bouquet! And how about that bouquet, courtesy of Erika Werner of Snake Oak Farm?! She will also be providing all the florals for Tracy and Kenny’s wedding this September at Walden Hall.
We had a great time on this outdoor session in my home town of Fredericksburg. And I still can’t get over what an amazing fur baby they have. Seriously, Corona is a real charmer. They also incorporated their love for rugby, biking together and a celebratory champaign. It had all the components of an engagement session true to who they are together. Now, I am really looking forward to their upcoming wedding…in about a month! And at one of my favorite venues in Virginia!
We met through the team (player and medical staff) and didn’t even start talking to each other until our friend Cisco forced him to contact me to relay game information. Immediately, we started trash talking each other, especially about the other person’s football team. We talked back and forth for several weeks, but it wasn’t until Kenny got hurt in a rugby game AND lost a bet with me about Sunday football that we actually started hanging out one-on-one. Kenny likes to say I fell in love with his left thigh while treating his injury. But I really fell for him during our marshmallow-graham cracker sparring match while burning his redskins t-shirt (as payment for the bet he lost)!
Kenny planned out an elaborate surprise for his proposal to me! We spent New Year’s Eve at a friend’s farm and planned to get up early the next morning to hike through the woods and take photos with my new camera. Unbeknownst to me, our friend Erika (dressed in a camo snowsuit) was hiding out there with her own camera set to take photos of Kenny proposing.
We got to the spot he had picked out (after several wrong turns), and he suddenly got down on one knee and said “Tracy, this year would be even better if you married me.” Everything was just a blur. I just remember yanking my mitten off to put the ring on and hugging/kissing him! After greeting everyone inside, we headed out to Early Mountain Winery for a New Year’s Day wine tasting. Then came the second surprise of the day. Both of our families and several friends were all waiting at the winery to celebrate with us!! It really was the perfect start to the New Year.
Congratulations Tracy and Kenny on your engagement and Fredericksburg engagement session. I can’t wait for your wedding NEXT MONTH at Walden Hall!!
Check out the Ten Wedding Day Essentials you may not have considered yet for your wedding day!
Michelle Lieb with Lieb Photographic is a Virginia Wedding Photographer, Charlottesville Wedding Photographer, BaltimoreWedding Photographer and Maryland Wedding Photographer. She is also a Washington DC Wedding Photographer, Phoenix Wedding Photographer, Arizona Wedding Photographer and a Destination Wedding Photographer!