It was the day after Christmas when Kyle proposed to Maggie in 2015, so it was only fitting that we had their engagement session while they were in the DC area during Christmas break. We decided on charming Georgetown, knowing downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods would still have all their Christmas decorations up. Maggie joked […]

January 25, 2017

Georgetown Holiday Engagement Session | Maggie + Kyle


I had so much fun with Sarah and Andrew for their engagement session in Shockoe Bottom, which is just east of downtown rva, along the James River. We started at Shiplock Park, then to the canal walk, and ended with a celebratory beer at Southern Railway Taphouse. It seemed fitting since they both love exploring […]

November 17, 2016

Shockoe Bottom Engagement Session | Sarah + Andrew


When we were discussing our plans for their engagement session, Taylor told me that one of their favorite places to eat is Proper Pie in Church Hill and instantly I was super excited.  Proper Pie is not only adorable, but delicious and Church Hill is my neighborhood! If you haven’t visited them yet, you need […]

May 25, 2016

Taylor + Philip | Church Hill Engagement Photos


You give me an adorable dog, a breathtaking sunset and a couple like these two, I am one happy photographer.  I recently had the pleasure of taking Brittany and Zach’s engagement photos at Fairview Farm, which is where they will be getting married in May 2017.  When Brittany asked me if they could bring their dog, […]

April 28, 2016

Fairview Farm Engagement Photos | Brittany + Zach


Last week I shared my Favorite Wedding Day Images from 2015 and now I’m sharing my favorite Portrait + Engagement Images! Of course I can’t forget to include some ring bling!  I only take on a few Portrait sessions per year and last year I had the privilege of shooting maternity sessions, anniversary sessions, and […]

January 25, 2016

Favorite Portrait + Engagement Images from 2015 | Melissa Desjardins Photography