Daniel & Hattie // Lee Hall Depot Engagement Photographer

This is an engagement session that's been such a long time coming! Hattie and I first got to know each other over the summer, and fall/winter felt so long as we waited for the perfect time to capture her engagement session with Daniel. Since they are in the middle of a long distance relationship, that's no easy feat. But in just a few months, that will change for good!

About 20 minutes into their engagement session, we hit a small snag. Daniel's sister had kindly brought a few props that they had forgotten, but as she drove away her car got stuck in mud, the wheels spun, and by the time she left the side of Daniel's leg was covered in mud! Definitely not the most ideal way to start out an engagement shoot we'd been waiting over 6 months for. After a minute of staring and wondering what to do, we quickly commissioned Daniel's dad to bring out a change of outfits and worked around all the mud, knowing it would be a great story...much, much later. And looking back on all these pictures, I think we can all finally laugh about it with ease!

If there's one thing I can say about Daniel and Hattie, it's that they are so full of joy. Joy at being together, joy at life, joy in all the little things. Even in the quiet moments, when Hattie isn't bubbling over with laughter and Daniel isn't teasing and flirting with her, both exude contentment and happiness at being together. I'm so glad I got to spend time with them on a freezing day in January, and I can't wait for June and all the beauty it will bring.

A winter engagement session for a long distance couple
Natural posing for couples (black and white)
Natural poses for couples in an engagement session
Winter engagement session in Virginia
Engagement picture ideas for fun, sweet couples
Engagement session in the woods with tall trees
Engagement session pictures on a park bench
Romantic woods engagement pictures (black and white)
Plaid blanket, boots, and Sperry's engagement picture
Natural, fun dancing picture for engagement session
Ring shot on ivy leaves

Daniel and Hattie are planning a travel-themed wedding, and all the little details made this session that much more unique!

Ring shot on air flight map
Engagement session poses in front of a building
Intimate, romantic poses with a plaid blanket for engagement pictures
Engagement session poses in front of a building

Ohhh that light...we hit it just right!

Sunset engagement pictures by train tracks during golden hour
Sunset engagement pictures next to train tracks during golden hour
Casual, fun, engagement pictures for travel themed wedding on a plaid blanket
Engagement picture ideas with no faces
Cuddling winter engagement session pictures at sunset on a plaid blanket
Winter engagement session pictures (black and white)

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.