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Couples, Engagement

June 24, 2019

Kacie + Jordan | A First Landing State Park Engagement

Engaged couple with their camper

This was by far my FAVORITE First Landing State Park Engagement session ever! Kacie contacted me about a month ago explaining that she and her fiance would be camping at First Landing State Park and wanted to have some photos taken during their stay. Her and Jordan have a camper and traveled all the way from Pennsylvania to Virginia Beach to camp right next to the ocean!

To be honest, I haven’t been the biggest fan of First Landing State Park, but only because getting a permit to photograph there can feel like pulling teeth. At first we scheduled to do their portraits on Thursday, but after sitting in traffic and watching the DARK clouds roll in, I told them we had to reschedule! So we planned for Saturday!

We planned to meet at my tried-and-true spot, The Narrows, but Kacie asked if we could meet up at the beautiful oak tree, and then after head to her camp site near the beach. I was a little unsure what to expect, but WOW. Definitely ZERO regrets!!! I got to see their amazing camper (totally want one now!) and we shot some GORGEOUS images right near the board walk, a few steps from their camper. The weather couldn’t have been anymore perfect.

Every photo I snapped was magical!

Although Kacie and Jordan attended the same high school, these two actually met at work! They are both nurses and work crazy hours! So a beach camping getaway was just what they needed, and since they haven’t had engagement photos yet, they planned to have them taken on their vacation! How awesome is that?!

These two were so easy to talk to, fun, and super outgoing! They trusted my ideas and even had some amazing suggestions too- like sitting in the big oak tree and cuddling on the shoreline!! I’m forever grateful that Kacie and Jordan trusted me for their engagement photos.  I totally have a different view on First Landing State Park engagement sessions! And I SOOO wish they lived closer!

Afterwards, they even gifted me with a bottle of sangria and a Starbucks gift card, along with a sweet hand-written note! It’s like they KNOW ME!! 😍

Congratulations, Kacie & Jordan!!

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  1. Neely says:

    These are wonderful!!! I’ll be sure to check out the park when I head through Virginia.

  2. Mandy says:

    I love every single one of these Ashley!! But those water shots are absolutely epic!! great job

  3. Maria says:

    What a great location. I loved that they got in the water!!

  4. Jordyn says:

    These are perfect! I absolutely love her dress from the first set (the second is pretty great too for that matter ;p )

    And those water images 😍 they look like they came straight out of a love story!