Laura + Steven | Swannanoa Palace Engagement

Where do I even begin?? This engagement session was certainly one for the books and the two locations we shot at were an absolute dream. I met my couple, Laura and Steven up at one of Charlottesville’s best kept secrets, Swannanoa Palace. Nestled high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this marble palace was the perfect location for this engagement session. I see myself coming back to shoot here again in the future for sure!

Laura and Steve are such a gorgeous couple and SO photogenic. In fact, I suggested they go ahead and quit their day jobs and start modeling! In the first few minutes of shooting, they were so natural and at ease. I’m so happy they even brought along their sweet puppy, Penny! Even she was photo-ready! I’m by no means a dog whisperer, but I’m pretty proud I got her to look right at me for a few frames and I swear she looks like she’s smiling!

After exploring the property for a bit, we hopped in the car and drove to the Afton Overlook right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. We had the whole overlook to ourselves and the views were just amazing! I loved our time together and chatting all about their upcoming September wedding in Emerald Isle. Laura and Steve compliment each other so well and seem to be like old souls. I’m honored to get to capture their love story. Now to the good stuff…enjoy many of my favorites from this session!

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