Surprise Botanical Garden Engagement Photos in Virginia

These surprise garden engagement photos for my dear friends Dominick and Lydia has me over the moon! There couldn’t have been a better way to spend this perfect fall evening in September than at the Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia.

The flowers were blooming, the grass was green, and fresh, fragrant air was warm. It was a wonderful day for a photoshoot.

Not only was this engagement session on the day Dom and Lydia got engaged (thanks to his early planning!) but it was also on their three year anniversary of meeting each other. Can we talk about precious!?

When Dom told me his idea and that he wanted me to be in on it, I was overwhelmingly excited to have the honor. The fact that he scheduled the session over two months in advanced says something to his dedication to the cause!

I have wanted to do couple’s portraits with them for a long time, and now I had the perfect reason to!

Everything went perfectly. Lydia’s smile lit up the whole sky the entire time, and her smile!! These two were beaming in love and just so, so happy to be there celebrating such a fleeting time.

These photos truly represent the exact emotions that were overflowing from everyone’s heart that night and I am incredibly happy for these two!

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