Fall is on it’s way, and that means that planning an apple orchard engagement session just might be the perfect thing! Katherine and John met photographer J & D Photography at Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville Virginia, and there’s just something about walks through rows of trees and crisp apples that make for a lovely session as you will see.
Here is this couple’s story in the words of Katherine…
John used to come into Melito’s where I bartended all through college. One of his good friends would meet him there a few nights a week after work to grab a drink. The other bartenders I worked with always used to tell me to go out with him. I thought, ‘No way, he’s wearing a suit..I’m a sorority girl with a nose ring..he’s not interested.’ We flirted a lot and I ended up getting a drink with him after work one night at bar. We talked until we closed the restaurant, exchanged numbers and it’s truly history ever since. 7 years later!!John and I had our first date on a Sunday. Three days later, my sister was diagnosed with Leukemia. I told him about Becca that day when he called to ask me out again. I was a mess and told him that it was ok if we didn’t see each other. He insisted that he would be here for me and he kept his promise.
He was by my side the entire 11 months of Becca’s battle up until she passed. He helped support and push me through finishing my undergraduate degree and encouraged me to go back to school to become a nurse. In between all of that, I helped him pursue graduate school and now he has become an entrepreneur. We are each other’s rock, best friends, other half, dream team. We laugh every day and love our dogs more than anything. I don’t think we would know how to function without each other. Here we are 7 years later, finally engaged and taking another huge step in our lives.
That’s quite a story, and we are so happy for them and this next step in their lives. Enjoy!