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always been really proud of the fact that Michael and I have been together for SO long. I mean, dating for 8 YEARS is impressive, right? I think so. We’ve been together since I was 15 and he was 17. So when I’m walking around with my couples during an engagement shoot and I ask them how long they’ve been together, I almost ALWAYS have them beat by at least 4 years… welp! Not this time! Nope. Aimee and James have broken the record. 12 YEARS! They have been dating for 12 years and they would win every “Long term dating” contest by a landslide!!

As we walked around Main Street in downtown Richmond and dodged the VCU students that were leaving campus for the day, we got to know each other.  Aimee and James are tying the knot next month and we’re excited to be a part of their big day! I’m excited to capture their day and their love for each other but I’m also excited to celebrate with them…. especially since Michael and I totally understand how awesome it is to FINALLY be official after almost a decade of dating! It’s going to be so much fun!! Seriously, Aimee has great things planned for her big day!! I can’t wait! So enjoy these engagement pics for now and start looking forward to their March wedding!! It will be here before we know it!

Love this! Seriously Aimee?!
That hair! So beautiful!  Love this. The wind was working in our favor for this one… I know the wind is blowing and hair is flying but I just love this one!  I wish I was a “hat” person! She makes it look so easy!  You know I love that door!!

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