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James River E-Session – Nathan & Brianne

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for lazy days by the water and some warm weather (especially because as I write this it’s a rainy, dreary day)! I feel that it’s a perfect day to showcase Brianne and Nathan’s engagement session. I love how they incorporated a few different elements into their session… including the James River.

Here are a few words from Brianne…

We met in high school when we were 17, which seems like so long ago now! I was a senior and he was a junior. We practically became instant best friends. At that time he played for our football team as #53 and I was a cheerleader. Each cheerleader had a football player or two that was their MVP so I picked Nathan as one of mine and brought him all kinds of goodies with flirty notes and lovely drawings of him squashing the opponent on game days. We bonded over our love of football, and that’s why we’re getting married on May 3 (5/3), 2014 (and also because he’s forgetful so I want him to always remember and I know this way he will).

Since Nathan and I started dating in 2008 we’ve been long distance or at least semi-distance almost the entire relationship! After my senior year was over I went off to William & Mary in the fall, and he had to finish his senior year of high school back at home. The next summer we were both in the same place and got to have that “young and in love” stage where we spent every waking moment together, and it was perfect… until Nathan left in August to go to Carson-Newman College in Tennessee, and I went back to W&M.

After that summer his parents moved away from our hometown, and we haven’t had another extended period of time in the same place, so summertime holds a special place in our hearts! We wanted our pictures to tell a story of what we might do on a date at home, so a waterfront picnic, a little floating in the James River, and some playful backyard football seemed like the perfect mix!

I definitely agree that this session (shot by Lauren D. Rogers Photography) is a perfect mix. Enjoy!

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  • mary prinsloo - I love these pictures and the people in them!

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