Morgan & Todd | Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Proposal

    Over the last couple of years, I have been dedicated to following some of my favorite photographers on Facebook & their photography blogs. Some of my favorite photographers like Katelyn James & Brooke Courtney have had the opportunity to hide in bushes and wear disguises to capture photos of super nervous boyfriends who are proposing to their girlfriends! After seeing their blog posts about it, looking at their pictures, watching adorable proposal videos on YouTube (come on girls, we all do it!), and looking at precious pictures on my Pinterest feed, I have been hoping & praying that maybe one day someone would ask me to be a top secret, disguised photographer for their proposal!

    This summer, I received a message from Todd asking me if there was any way that I would be able to take a trip to Richmond to capture the moment when he would propose to Morgan! I am pretty sure that I screamed of excitement when he asked! Morgan is one of the sweetest girls I have ever met & I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to spend the first 2 years of my college education with her at Liberty! I had met Todd once or twice before, but let’s be honest… once he asked me to do this super special task, he definitely won me over! Morgan, you’ve got a keeper!

    Todd proposed at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia & it was absolutely beautiful! He invited his family, Morgan’s family, and a few of their friends to hide and experience this monumental moment in their lives! I hid in a bush and waited for them to get into place and then I shot away!:)Enjoy the beautiful memories of their proposal below!

    P.S. Men, if you’re wondering if you should have a photographer be there for your proposal, the answer is “YES!”
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    Morgan - September 7, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    I love all of them!!! You did an outstanding job!! They’re beautiful!!

    Melinda - September 7, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    Caught a special moment and family time. Congratulations!

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    Mr & Mrs Bendgen

    I have known both Rachel & Cameron for a couple of years now. When they asked me to be the  photographer for their June wedding, I was absolutely ecstatic! Rachel & Cameron’s wedding day was incredibly beautiful and I may or may not have shed a few tears:)I am so thankful that I got to be a part of such a wonderful day, and better yet, capture these images for them to remember their special day for a lifetime. Enjoy!

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    Sammi| Just Because

    It has been MONTHS since I have blogged. I am kind of ashamed, but life happens & I have certainly been busy.

    I took these photos of Sammi over Spring Break (so, it’s been a few months… oops!) just because we needed a little catch up time, and what’s better to do when you’re catching up than taking pictures of each other! Sammi is one of my sweetest friends and I don’t know what I would do without her! She always encourages me, listens to my complaining (and doesn’t complain about it), and really uplifts me in the Lord. I am so blessed by her friendship and her kind heart.

    These photos show you the real Sammi. A loving, fun, and crazy girl!:)

    Well hello there, Miss Sass!So fun! Which are your favorites?!

    Andrew Bowermaster - May 16, 2014 - 6:17 pm

    These are great! I really need to just set aside a day and walk around carlisle & find places like this to take pictures!

    Sammi - May 19, 2014 - 11:53 pm

    I’ve been look at these for too long, thinking over which is my favorite, but it has to be the one beside the “ghetto” one, that barn was just so adorable!! These are fabulous Erin!

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    Woodall Family| Sweet Briar College Family Session

    You may remember the Woodall Family from here or from here! Now that their newest edition, Charlie, is getting a little bit older & the leaves are changing so beautifully, Becky asked if I would capture their family again! I absolutely love this family & I love the opportunity to spend time with them & take their picture. Shyanne actually warmed up to me a little too, so that’s a plus (the bribing from mommy with a pretty awesome mermaid Barbie had NOTHING to do with it…)!

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    Sarah & Dan| Doubling Gap Engagement Session

    Sarah and I are twins. I know, we don’t look ANYTHING alike, but I promise we are (well, not technically…)! We were born on the same exact day, in the same hospital, and we just realized that we most likely had a sleepover together on our first night of life! We joke that we are twins because of this, but we even randomly (and I mean SUPER randomly) say the same exact things at the same exact time— IT’S INSANE! Anyway… I met both Sarah and Dan at church camp and to be honest, I never would have thought that they would be a couple, let alone get MARRIED, but these two are perfect for each other! Sarah & Dan started dating about 2 months before Franklin & I did, and we have shared our excitement over engagement & weddings together! Aren’t best friends great?!:)

    We took these pictures by the lake at the church camp where we all have spent many summers, Camp YoliJwa. It was so special to them & also to me! Here are my favorites!

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