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Becky & Bonnie’s Libby Hill Park Engagement Pictures in Richmond, VA

A sweet Libby Hill Park engagement session today from A Lovely Photo. They sent in the adorable engagement session of Becky & Bonnie, two marine corp marathon runners that are planning a beautiful May wedding (at a working farm! can’t wait to see the pictures of that one!). They were all smiles during their session and I love all the different places and poses they did!

Becky & Bonnie’s Libby Hill Park Engagement Pictures in Richmond, VA

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Photographer: A Lovely Photo | Location: Libby Hill Park | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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From the photographer:

This couple is ridiculously adorable, and I am so very excited to share their engagement session with you! We ran around The Canal Walk and Libby Hill park, chatting and getting to know each other between shots. Becky and Bonnie are so much fun and compliment each other perfectly.

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How they met:

Bonnie and Becky met in the aisles of a well-loved grocery store in Foggy Bottom… where Bonnie was assigned to train Becky on her first day on the job. The two became fast friends working part-time at the grocery store while each finishing second degrees. They exchanged several mix-tapes and recipes, as each tried to figure out the best way to pursue the relationship outside the produce aisle. Finally, after a few months, Bonnie, who was training for her first marathon, mustered up the courage to invite Becky over to her apartment for a carbo-load after a twenty-mile run. Becky, eager to impress Bonnie, made a homemade vegan pizza that Bonnie still talks about today. They went on their first official date on Becky’s birthday a week later, and the rest is history.

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Pete & Kelly’s Laid Back, Maymont Park Engagement in Richmond, VA

It’s Monday. Are you looking forward to tackling another week? I can’t lie, I really enjoyed the winter weather we had yesterday. It really gave me that final push into the holiday season. I baked some [paleo] Christmas cookies, hosted a Friendsgivingmus and attacked some of my client gifts. Andy built us some shelves in the kitchen yesterday too – so all in all, a pretty productive weekend here at the Rybacks :)

Today’s engagement session comes to us from the wonderful Wolfcrest Photography, who you might remember from Catherine & Kevin’s intimate Fall Virginia wedding that we featured last week. We have an adorable, laid-back couple that met through Friends and decided to get married 6 years later in their relationship. Enjoy!

Pete & Kelly’s Laid Back, Maymont Park Engagement Pictures in Richmond, VA

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Photography: Wolfcrest Photography

How they met:

We’re Pete and Kelly Cathell. We met six years ago while we were out and about with friends at the Bank restaurant. And as we were talking and getting to know each other Pete told me he was going to marry me one day to which I told him he was a little crazy. So we dated for a few months but went our separate ways when the summer was over. We spent about four years apart but both of us kept thinking of each other. One random Saturday afternoon in October, Pete found me and sent me a message over facebook and we started talking just like old times again. I immediately knew that this time was it and we would end up getting married.

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Capitol Romance: Adam & Taylor’s Rooftop Love Shoot in Downtown Richmond, VA

Happy Wednesday Romancers! We are keeping things romantic this week, after Brittany & Anthony’s beautiful love story on Monday, now we have a gorgeous love shoot in Richmond, Virginia from TG Williams Photography.

Today’s feature follows Adam & Taylor as they traverse downtown Richmond and end on a building rooftop, sharing some silly lipsticked kisses.

TG Williams shares:

We did these photos earlier in the week in hopes of catching some of the beautiful lighting available downtown in the hours before sundown. I like to think Adam and Taylor danced from cobbled street to rooftop with painted lips and curious whispers.

Plus, I just couldn’t resist Adam’s tattoos.

Adam & Taylor’s Alternative Love Shoot in Downtown Richmond, VA

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How they met:

“How we met…it’s kind of a funny story actually.  We caught each other’s eye one night, and he put off such a strong feeling, I was itching to meet him. We both happened to be out another time, and I made a mutual friend introduce us. I was dancing in a booth with my girlfriends as Adam was walking past, and before our friend could even finish saying, “Hey Adam meet Taylor”, we were already dancing, and our moves were equally ridiculous… a good sign if you ask me. On one of our first dates we had so many odd things in common I seriously thought he was just saying, “me too!”, after everything I said. Turns out he wasn’t kidding.”

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Capitol Romance: Robyn & Shawnee’s Snowy Richmond, VA Love Shoot

Add Kimie from IYQ Photography to the long list of people I have met online, that I am DYING to meet in person. Our email exchanges are always fun and she hands down sends me some of my favorite features to date. Today’s snowy love shoot is no different.

This shoot at Libby Hill Park in Richmond, VA, has all the makings of a Capitol Romance feature fave: the adorable dog, the snowy weather, and a gorgeous couple SO full of love and laughter.  I know you all will enjoy Shawnee & Robyn’s snowy love shoot just as much as I do. A special thanks again to IYQ Photography for the images [submitted via Two Bright Lights].

Robyn & Shawnee’s Snowy, Richmond Virginia Love Shoot at Libby Hill Park

How they met:

Shawnee and I actually met on okcupid. I made a profile a few years ago but never took meeting anyone on it seriously. But when she messaged me I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet her! She messaged me on valentines day of last year. We started talking and realized we had a bunch of mutual friends and decided to meet. It was peaceful and honest. She swept me off my feet! We hung out for a few weeks, until one weekend she planned a camping trip for the two of us in the Shenandoah mountains. March 19,2012 is the day she asked me to go steady!

What they love most about each other:

Shawnee: The first thing I noticed about Robyn was her incredible smile. It is very sincere and her eyes light up when she is truly happy, which I hope will be for many years to come with me. My favorite thing about her is that she can make me laugh in any circumstance. It’s impossible to have a bad day when she is around. She makes me incredibly happy.

Robyn: Shawnee’s eyes! They grabbed me the first time I saw her. What I love the most about Shawnee? What’s not to love!? She is the kindest, gentlest and most honest person I know. From the very beginning I have felt invincible with her. I felt no matter what life throws at us we have the strength to go through it together. For the first time in my life I saw true beauty; inside and out!

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Capitol Romance: Michael & Layna’s Alternative, Quirky Richmond Virginia Engagement Session

This afternoon’s engagement session comes to us from one of my favorite Virginia wedding photographers ~ Kimie with IYQ Photography. I know I’ve droned on before about how her vibe and mine are just totally in-sync. But I just can’t help it, when I like something, I like to tell everyone :)

So I am super excited to share a totally rad engagement session from IYQ Photography. The gorgeous lady, Layna, might look familiar ~as she was the stunning model in the bright yellow “It’s Always Sunny” bridal inspiration shoot we featured last Friday!

About the couple:

Michael and Layna are the greatest. The end. Ok no, but pretty damn close. They met way back when in Kindergarten and have been friends ever since. However, they only started dating about three years ago. See, Layna was the typical ‘lost girl’ who had to date every jerk on the planet before realizing she deserved the nice guy. Meanwhile, she used to set Michael up with her friends saying how sweet and kind he was and that he’d be a great boyfriend. Little did she know….

After years of heartbreak for each of them, they finally saw what was right under their noses all along. Their mouths. No, wait, each other! Since then they have found the true meaning of love; which Kimie from IYQ Photography has captured perfectly in every session. Kimie’s knack for weirdness in the best possible way is what drew them to her and they’ve been basically obsessing over her work ever since!

 Click inside to see the rest of this rad, alternative Richmond, Virginia engagement session .. and read some pretty AWESOME news from the couple …

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