Florida Forest Engagement

Virginia & Barry’s Forest Engagement

Virginia and Barry met me out at beautiful Lake Louisa for their gorgeous forest engagement.  Wanting a more woodsy vibe, we knew it would be the perfect place for the background they wanted, along with wide open space for their pup Flynn.

Having met back in July of 201t during a large float trip to Ginnie Springs, Virginia and Barry never guessed that they would find love that day.  Introduced through Virginia’s best friend’s brother who was in the same fraternity as Barry, the two had an instant connection.

Falling in love with how caring and sweet Virginia is, Barry explained that she always “puts 100% effort into everything she does,” which pushes Barry to do the same.  He also mentioned he loves the little noises she makes when she is irritated with him, which not only makes him laugh, but most definitely digs him a little deeper in the hole he is in.

For Virginia, it is Barry’s “admirable work ethic” and passion for what he does.  Constantly striving to learn more and love more, Virginia explained that “I also love the way he shows me he loves me – not by saying he love me, but by the actions and the way he treats me.  I always feel cherished by him.”  Truly, I feel this is one of the most profound quotes I have ever read.

April 26th of last year will always be one of the most beautiful days in their lives.  A gorgeous Southwest Michigan morning, Barry had finally been scheduled off after seven days in a row of work.  Taking advantage of their time together on a rare day off, teh two headed out to the lake with their new fishing poles to cast their lines.  To Virginia’s surprise, Barry got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.  Completely unexpected, Virginia reminisces that  she was wearing an old baseball cap and t-shirt, which made for a very “us” proposal.  Of course, Virginia said “yes,” and the two celebrated with a bottle of wine and picnic that Barry had prepared for the special occasion.

I am so looking forward to capturing these two tie the knot at Cross Creek Ranch this coming November!

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