Robbie and MC (Mary Catherine) are SO adorable and I couldn’t be happier with how their Monument Avenue Engagement photos turned out. They live right off of Monument, so naturally wanted to capture photos there, especially since that is where he proposed. They met in December of 2014 when MC’s best friend from college introduced them one night when they were out at Social 52 in RVA. They went on their first date shortly after that, it didn’t take long before they fell in love and she knew that he was a keeper! They got engaged Mother’s Day weekend of this year, MC had thought they were going to meet friends for dinner, but instead was completely surprised when Robbie dropped down on one knee while walking to the car! They celebrated at Julep’s that night and then the next morning, he surprised her again with brunch, where both of their families joined in. How sweet!

We started off at VMFA to catch the end of happy hour and they brought a blanket so we could capture some candids while they sat down and relaxed. It didn’t take them long before they got into a groove and then we stumbled upon SO MANY photo locations, spots here and there that I had never thought of before. Seriously, it couldn’t have been more perfect; the weather, the trees were finally turning, and the lighting was fabulous, not to mention Robbie and MC are super stylish. Their fall outfits were flawless and they were so natural with each other, if I could think of one word to describe the session, I would say charming. I LOVED when Robbie made MC laugh, those are probably my favorite. After the VMFA and a quick outfit change, we started off at probably the most photographed house on Monument (you know, the one that looks like it belongs in Europe with the teal shutters), then to the Branch Museum where the BEST fall tree is, and finally ending at the exact spot where Robbie proposed. I cannot WAIT for their August Wedding next year!

This is the exact spot where Robbie proposed!

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November 17, 2017

Monument Avenue Engagement Session | MC + Robbie | Melissa Desjardins Photography

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