Shannon + Austin | Norfolk Botanical Garden Engagement

I just adore these two so much!! I had been communicating with Shannon back and forth for a couple months and I could tell just from those emails and 1 phone call that she was exactly the type of bride I always aspire to book! She’s sweet, kind, well-organized, easy going and head over heels in love with her sweet fiancé, Austin. Within just a few minutes of starting our session, it was so apparent how much they love each other! You’d never tell from the pictures but it was H-O-T during our evening session at Norfolk Botanical Garden and we ended up doing quite a bit of walking. Now lets be honest, who would enjoy going “nose to nose” or “forehead to forehead” when it’s 90+ degrees out?! Well Shannon and Austin never once complained about the heat, the sweat or the small hike we took covering half the gardens. In fact, they never stopped smiling from the first picture I took of them.

My favorite part of the session was when Shannon came out in her second outfit, the most gorgeous slate blue evening dress! Talk about stunning! I just love the movement and elegance that long dresses or skirts create! Austin was rather light on his feet and had no trouble twirling and dipping his sweet fiancé for a kiss! Shannon and Austin have been together since they were just 16. There is always such an ease and playfulness when working with couples who have been together for a long time. They’re best friends and know each other better than anyone else. These two are both currently in law school at WVU and between grad school and planning a wedding, I can only image the anticipation and excitement they’ll have for their big day to arrive! I’m so excited just thinking about seeing these two again in May at Hollyfield Manor!

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