Berkeley Plantation Virginia Engagement Derek + Ashley
This Berkeley Plantation Virginia engagement session is literally breathtaking. Honestly, being able to photograph engagements at new locations is always exciting. I love the challenge.
My friend, Angela, came with me to this session. It was nice to have someone drive with me the distance. When we pulled up to the front of the plantation both of our eyes lit up. We immediately started scoping the venue out. Two hours felt insufficient for the session. There were so many possibilities at this location. I wish I had more time!
Derek + Ashley
The minute I saw Ashley my heart leaped 50 times. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating, but she was gorgeous! Derek looked dapper too. Their dogs Stella & Chip joined us for the shoot. We got started in the front of the property. They were so easy to work with. Ashley has the most beautiful smile. Derek is so kind & gentle. These two are just perfect for each other & I love their southern accents.
Derek & Ashley’s first outfit was so pretty. I secretly didn’t want them to change into another one because I thought the first one fit the location so well, but when they came walking down the hill towards the waterfront my heart jumped again. There were a lot of heart-jumping moments in this session. Ashley’s super colorful dress worked so perfectly for the driftwood beach photos.
Derek & Ashley’s Berkeley Plantation Virginia engagement was on May 5th. The crazy story is we had to reschedule it because of bad weather. It just so happens that these two are getting married on May 5, 2023, in Nags Head, North Carolina. I thought that was pretty cool because it wasn’t intentionally planned that way!
This session was truly perfect. Derek & Ashley handed me a yummy bundt cake & gift card to Target. Just perfect. Jake & I cannot wait to photograph these their wedding! I will never forget the moment they told us they wanted us to be their wedding photographers, Jake recorded a video of him shouting in joy & sent it to them. We were photographing another wedding that day!
To Derek & Ashley, thank you so much for making your session so fun! We hope you’ll love these photos as much as we do! Happy engagement!
With love, Jake & Jen
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