Sunrise Williamsburg Engagement Session | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Michael + Jessica

 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits

It's crazy to type this, but Michael and I have known each other since before either of us was dating anyone! We met at Virginia Tech and have been friends for years, through ups and downs and now stepping into marriage. He and Jessica met at the Tang Soo Do program there, but it wasn't until after I graduated that they became more than friends. But even though I hadn't met her in person until their engagement session, I already feel like I have known her just as long as her other half.

These two have been each others' rock through the past few years - from graduation to job changes to moving away from Virginia, the one thing they have had in common throughout this time has been their growing relationship. We celebrated their love on a beautiful day at sunrise in Williamsburg, from the colonial area to the Crim Dell Bridge at William and Mary's campus. And waking up in time for the sun to peek over the buildings and trees was worth every minute of sleep lost.

With their wedding just one short month away and the promise of forever on the horizon, these two hold a special place in my heart...and just wait until you see that sunrise!

[Dress: Anthropologie; Shoes: Jimmy Choo]

 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits

We started at Basset Hall in Colonial Williamsburg and continued to chase the light all morning.

 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits

I totally didn't ask Michael to do this...he loves his bride!

 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits | Spring tulips
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Elegant sunrise engagement session | Williamsburg engagement portraits
 Stunning engagement ring picture
 Stunning engagement ring picture

We finished the session on the iconic Crim Dell Bridge with the wedding on the horizon in less than a month and so much love between Michael and Jess!

 Forest green and jewel tone engagement session | William and Mary Crim Dell Bridge engagement pictures
 Forest green and jewel tone engagement session | William and Mary Crim Dell Bridge engagement pictures
 Forest green and jewel tone engagement session | William and Mary Crim Dell Bridge engagement pictures
 Forest green and jewel tone engagement session | William and Mary Crim Dell Bridge engagement pictures

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.