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Jesse + Hope | Engaged

A Fan District Engagement Shoot

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When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.

Hope and Jesse are that perfect kind of couple. They are down to earth, easy to talk to, fun to be around and you can just tell that they are so excited to start their new life together!! Not only did we get to know the two of them, but we also spent time with their fur baby, Liddy! Liddy is honestly one of the most well-behaved KJ couple’s dogs we’ve ever worked with and it was so easy including her in their session! Hope’s sister, her brother-in-law and niece joined us as well to take care of Liddy when she wasn’t needed in certain shots and I can’t express how wonderful that was! When there isn’t help with the puppy, Michael ends up being in charge of filming for KJ All Access AND puppy-sitting!!

This shoot was fun and challenging at the same time. The light was a bit grey from the overcast skies but that didn’t keep me from finding ways to capture a beautiful and bright session for these two! Their session was on Monument Avenue in downtown Richmond and that area is full of beautiful old homes, unique architecture and tree-covered sidewalks. It was the perfect spot for a pup to be included in the shoot!!!

Michael and I loved getting to know these two (and their family members!) during their session and we’re honored to be the ones capturing their wedding day!! The very next time we’ll see them will be on the big day and we can’t wait!!!

 

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— Katelyn

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When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.

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