Romantic surprise engagement session | Kim + Justin | Lion's Bridge | Richmond Wedding Photographer

I’m so excited to share this sweet, fun and romantic session of Kim and Justin. I was already stoked to photograph this crazy in love couple but that feeling grew when the night before the session, Justin reached out to me because he wanted to use the session as an opportunity to ask Kim to be his forever soulmate. In a toned down version I was pretty much like “Hell yeah! Let’s do this!” Like a really toned down version haha!

I got to pick the location and the Lion’s Bridge at sunset is honestly one of the most, if not, the MOST gorgeous spot in Newport News. We started our session with a little walk and talk. Kim talked to me all about how they met years ago at work, how in love she is and how she felt anyway would be the day he’d ask her to marry him. Meanwhile, I know what is ABOUT TO GO DOWN… NO PRESSURE to keep my facial expressions in check and not say anything. She was right. The time was coming… in about 45 minutes.

Kim and Justin frolicked and played until their outfit change which is when Justin slipped me the ring box. EEEEEEEE!!!!!! Adrenaline is pumping haha. After a few photos, I asked Kim if I could take some solo portraits of her because she was looking quite stunning. As I had her turn around to me, Justin walked up to her with the ring and a magical moment happened. As he proclaimed his love to Kim, I wanted to cry, it was so damn sweet. She said “yes” and the rest of the session was nothing but pure happiness, hugs and tears.

I feel so honored to have been present and documenting such an important time in their relationship. Kim and Justin were both so sweet. The love was just there. You could see and feel the admiration they had for each other. It was a sunset to remember.