Andrew & Lauren // Christopher Newport University Engagement Photographer

The evening we had first planned to shoot Andrew & Lauren's engagement session quickly turned into a stormy, rainy day, and we were left to come up with a new plan. With their wedding just around the corner in less than two months, sooner rather than later was the goal! So instead of an evening sunset, we opted for the next morning at sunrise. And what a treat it was to spend the morning with these two!

Andrew and Lauren, while shy and quiet at first, quickly showed their relationship in the laughter and teasing that lasted the whole morning. Usually the groom-to-be tells me that he is nervous, awkward, or both before a session, but that morning was the exact opposite. Andrew was a pro in front of the camera, and kept us all relaxed and cracking up the whole day (even though we were all awake extremely early!). Between the laughter, the kisses, and the quiet moments in between, it quickly became obvious that these two are perfect for each other. 

Thank you so much, Andrew and Lauren, for letting me drag you out of bed so early to walk around CNU. I'm so excited for you both as you graduate in just a few weeks, and get married shortly after. You are both loads of fun, and I'm beyond excited to pick back up where we left off in June. I hope the final days of wedding planning are as fun for you as your engagement session was for me!

Sunrise engagement session in front of Trible Library at Christopher Newport University
Sunrise engagement session | College campus engagement session
Engagement session posing ideas | Black and white
Engagement session natural poses | Pink and yellow tulips | College campus
Spring cherry blossoms | Virginia Cherry Blossom Festival | Engagement session
Spring cherry blossoms | Virginia cherry blossom festival | Engagement session
Engagement session walking poses | College campus
Engagement session natural poses | Blue, white, and khaki outfit
Intimate engagement session poses | Black and white
Natural laughter posing | Engagement session | Blue, white, khaki outfit
Ring shot in bushes | Macro photography
Ring shot on a red tulip | Macro photography | Engagement ring
Cute engagement session poses | Emerald green, white, and khaki

Lauren had the cutest shoes! I love the floral details.

Madden girl shoes | Engagement session outfit | Floral high heels
Kissing on the steps | Engagement session | Emerald green, white, and khaki
Natural  engagement session poses | Black and white
College campus engagement session | Emerald green, white, and khaki outfit
College campus engagement session | Black and white
College campus engagement session | Spring engagement session

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.