Virginia Tech to Shenandoah National Park - The Perfect Virginia Engagement- Melissa & Ron

If you dream it… I will build it… That’s what happened with Melissa & Ron’s engagement session. When I get inquiries I love when my couples tell me about their relationship. It helps me to get an idea of who they are and to start brainstorming engagement session.

Melissa & Ron met at Virginia Tech. He was sitting with a few friends talking and joking around and Melissa was eavesdropping in the background commenting on their conversation. Since it was obvious Melissa wanted to join them Ron invited her over.

Melissa & Ron have really fun personalities. They are truly up for anything. I tend to ask my couples to do crazy things in order to get their personalities to come out… They didn’t even blink… In fact Ron swung Melissa around with ease at about 90mph… in 95 degree heat… We spent two hours on Virginia Techs campus where I learned the history behind why Virginia Tech’s picked Orange and Brown for their colors… Answer no one else picked those colors.

After our session at Virginia Tech we started heading north where we visited Bold Rock taproom at Chiles Peach Orchard. Their Peach cider and ice cream are amazing… but the property is even better! Beautiful landscapes and a sunflower field were probably the highlight backdrops for this part of the engagement session. While there we met up with a few or Melissa & Ron’s friends from Virginia Tech!

Ron mentioned that some of his favorite photos from a friends engagement session were the messy ice cream eating shots they did… No problem we can mimic that…

After a little ice cream we made a mad dash for Shenandoah National Park. We wanted to make it just in time for sunset photos. So we ran about a mile up the side of a mountain just in time. Melissa had the perfect flowy dress for the sunset shots.

A special shout out to Ron’s friends who brought us dinner on top of the mountain.