Downtown Middleburg Engagement Photos: Jay + Christine

Can we talk about these beautiful downtown Middleburg engagement photos for a second? Christine and Jay are the sweetest couple and I am so honored to have captured these pictures for them. They are currently living in Seattle and flew all the way to Virginia for their session. They are getting married at Rust Manor House later this year, and I couldn’t be more excited!

How they met

“We met through Coffee Meets Bagel out here in Seattle. We actually attended the same school, did the same major, were neighbors, and were part of the same church/Christian fellowship in college- we just never met until Seattle. I (Christine) saw his profile and liked it and we went to a UVA alum happy hour for our first date. We realized we had so much in common and the rest just fell into place after.”

How he proposed

“We were walking along our favorite park in Bellevue, Washington when Jay got down on one knee and proposed. It was perfect: the weather and location were both just right and he even had two friends hidden there to film and take pictures of the whole thing.”

Ahh! I absolutely love it when grooms go out of their way to document the proposal. Also, the camera totally loves these two. They were so natural and candid during their downtown Middleburg engagement photos. Their whole session was such a breeze!

When did you know that he was the one and vice versa?

Christine: “When I realized I just so loved spending time and talking with him and that he shared all of my goals.”

Jay: “We went on some trips when we first started dating to learn to snowboard together. The concentrated time we had on the drive there was great for getting to know each other. I actually liked the drive more than the actual lesson for that reason. These trips got me most of the way there, but what really made me sure was how sweet and caring she was when I was sick. She was so self sacrificial and kind!”

Truth be told, I was SO excited about their downtown Middleburg engagement photos. I don’t get to shoot in urban settings very often, so this was an absolute treat. Thank you guys so much for this opportunity! I couldn’t be more excited about your Rust Manor wedding!

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