Charlottesville Engagement: Melissa + Josh

It was only fitting that we would meet at Pollak Vineyards for Melissa and Josh’s winter engagement session. It was not only the sight of their first date, but of many subsequent dates after that. It’s the place where conversations started and continued for hours and where late afternoon walks turned into dreaming about a life together. Knowing this about Melissa and Josh, we were thrilled to be able to photograph them at this location and capture these memories for them for a lifetime.

Even though it was cold and windy, we couldn’t pass up using the vineyard as a backdrop…

Next we headed over toward the tasting room and noticed some great light on these steps.

Love makes me so happy.:-)

When I saw this dock jetting out into the lake (okay, maybe it’s more like a pond), I sheepishly asked Melissa and Josh if they would be willing to *leap* over some serious water and mud to get a few shots out on it. Let me just say, you guys will always be rockstars in our book for doing this!

Once we all couldn’t feel our noses or fingers any more, we decided it was probably time to head inside for a bit. After a quick outfit change, we spent some time photographing Melissa and Josh wine tasting together.

Back outside on the porch…

I just love the way these two look at each other. It’s always so sweet and perfectly sincere.

Congratulations you two! We had such an amazing time hanging out and getting to know you and your story. Thank you for spending the afternoon with us. Cheers to you both!
Un abrazo,
Natalie

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