UVA Engagement Session by Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

There’s no better way to celebrate this milestone in Chris and Amanda’s relationship than by an engagement session at UVA where they met during their days as students! Chris proposed during the Cherry Blossom Festival in April and Amanda reached shortly afterward to schedule an engagement session at The University of Virginia. I love documenting the start of a couple’s legacy in a place that is meaningful!

We walked around the Grounds heading to the iconic places like the Rotunda and the Lawn but also found little beautiful nooks to take their portraits. We even went outside of the classroom where it all started for them. Chris and Amanda’s engagement portraits are a mix of joyful, romantic, and elegant portraits around UVA. The three ingredients for what I consider a perfect engagement session.

The evening truly worked out perfectly. Amanda and I chatted earlier in the day about the weather. In July it can be tough for sessions with random summer evening thunderstorms. We both were traveling to get to Charlottesville and wanted to make it worthwhile. We pushed the time an hour earlier to avoid the storms and we had the best of both worlds- soft clouds for beautiful evenly lit lighting and then the sun came out at the end which made for a wonderful glow.


Chris and Amanda, thank you for a wonderful evening! It was great getting to meet you and reminiscing alongside you of all the wonderful memories held at UVA.

Man kissing fiancée’s forehead along the grounds at University of Virginia during engagement session. Photo taken by Charlottesville wedding photographer, Ashley Eagleson. Couple kissing in front of the Rotunda at UVA during engagement session in the summer. Portraits of couple at University of Virginia during summer time engagement session. Woman wearing light pink dress from Altar'd state.Couple laughing into each other during engagement photos in Charlottesville, Virgina. Couple walking down the steps of The Rotunda at UVA during engagement session. Black and white portrait of engaged couple by Ashley Eagleson Photography. Couple sitting and smiling at camera during engagement session in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo on the left of circle cut gold diamond ring. Photo on the left of couple walking happily during engagement session. Couple with arms wrapped around each other during engagement session in Charlottesville, Virginia..

Ashley Eagleson Photography captures couple smiling at camera during summer engagement session. Portraits of couple during summer time engagement session.

Ending with one of my favorites from the UVA Engagement session.

Couple on The Lawn at The University of Virginia snuggling into each other during engagement session.


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