Heather + Jacob | Irvington Engagement Session

I shot Heather and Jacob’s engagement session in the quaint little town of Irvington, VA.   It was a refreshing place to go for “city-folks” like Heather, Jacob, and myself.  Its town website sums up the pace of life in Irvington in its intro paragraph:  “Oh, slow down.  you’ve got plenty of time.  Because tomorrow is another day.  In Irvington.”

So we trekked around all 1.8 square miles of the town, stopping at a cute dock on Carter’s Creek, Historic Christ Church, and The Dog and Oyster- a beautiful vineyard of the town’s famous Bed & Breakfast, The Hope and Glory Inn.  Heather and Jacob were the perfect couple to have this photo adventure with.  They were extremely easy-going and didn’t balk when I suggested they crawl underneath the grape vines at twilight.  They brought their adorable pup, Sadie, who definitely enjoyed her trip to the country and made a cameo appearance in many of the photos.

Afterwards we enjoyed a bottle of wine and delicious, fresh shrimp and crab cakes at the Merrior Restaurant in Kilmarnock—just across the bay.  It was the perfect way to get to know this fun-loving couple.  After spending half a day together chasing light (and dogs) and wining and dining, I am so excited to spend a whole wedding day with them when they tie the knot on September 22.