When I met Katie and her mama a few weeks ago in Starbucks to discuss her wedding day, we were so much alike I told her Lucas was going to be in for it when it was engagement time! We are two peas in a pod and it makes it so easy for us to understand each other and for us to work together and never stop laughing! On a warm..unusually warm day…in October, we walked around the beautiful and still blooming Norfolk Botanical Gardens from location to location stopping every time I saw something picture worthy– which was often! They have such a variety of backdrops to use there I LOVE shooting there! 🙂

These two have absolutely no problem snuggling up and flirting..which is ALWAYS my goal! I LOVE when people realize that the more they are themselves together in front of the camera, the more they will love the results and feel like they are getting a true reflection of who they are in their images! They played, they laughed, we had a great time even in the heat..and I can’t say enough about how much I LOVE their images from this session!!! I think I need a canvas in my office of one of these shots!! 🙂 Thanks Katie and Lucas for being perfectly yourselves and SO in love 🙂 Can’t wait until September 2014!!!!!!! 🙂

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Posted by:amandahedgepeth

Hey there! We're a husband and wife team who has the honor to document inspiring wedding days for the most cheerful couples around. We have three daughters lovingly referred to as the mermaid mafia and we love nothing more than salty beach days, laughing as much as possible and living the simple, good life.

2 replies on “Katie + Lucas | Norfolk Botanical Garden Engagement

  1. Katie is the sweetest girl I think I know. If Lucas is anything like her (which I am sure he is) this is a match made in heaven. I can not wait to see what magic you (Amanda) can bring out in these two already beautiful people! Love the Photos Katie….

  2. Amy and I (Mike) are Lucas’s parents. We have watched him grow into a young man that we are both extremely proud of both in his personal Christian testimony and his choice in Katie for his future wife. She is such a sweet young lady and they both naturally compliment each other. Looking forward to what the Lord has in store for their future together!!!

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