Pernell & Maggie // Downtown Smithfield Engagement Photographer

We had been excitedly talking about this engagement session for weeks, and the day finally came on a cool evening in the end of March. Maggie's week was one for the books - between managing a classroom of kindergartners and a nasty fall, she had every reason to be tired at the end of a few very long days. Yet when Pernell and Maggie arrived, they were filled with joy that bubbled over into every laugh, every smile, and every moment of their session.

Their personalities shone in a whole new light. Maggie is easygoing and natural, while Pernell is goofy and fun loving. He kept her laughing the whole time, and yet shared a few quiet moments in between the jokes and giggles. As we walked around Windsor Castle Park and downtown Smithfield, it quickly became evident why the two of them are inseparable. They started as friends, but their love has grown, and in just over a month they will finally be married.

Pernell and Maggie - you two are awesome! I laughed so hard, and enjoyed every minute of our time together. Thank you for all the jokes, all the funny quotes that I'll remember forever, and for your excitement throughout the day. May is going to be beautiful, and I just can't wait.

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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.