When Katie and Gage decided on Yorktown Beach for their engagement session, I was thrilled. See, I had only been there one other time, and it did not turn out so well. Last summer, I decided to take my boys to Yorktown Beach for the day. I will spare you the details, but let’s just say that the day ended before it began. We had been there for literally FIVE minutes before Tyler fell on the rocks and was bleeding from his big toe to his calf. We went home. After. FIVE. minutes. So, even though I had never done an engagement session there before, I knew the results HAD to be better than my last visit. And they were. Like, a million, bazillion times better. Katie and Gage rocked this session, and we had a blast in the process. These two are so fun to be around and their story is soooo sweet!
It was early in the morning and she was already anxiously scouring her closet for the perfect outfit. This was their first date, and although she felt like she knew him forever… weeks of texting and talking on the phone will do that… this was the first time they would lay eyes on each other. And she wanted to make an impression. A big one.
He sat behind the wheel of his Mustang, making the drive to her apartment for the first time. His friends had been telling him how amazing she was for weeks. And he had seen pictures. Yes, it helped that she was gorgeous. And he knew that they would have a blast. That helped to ease his mind… but not enough. So, on the way to her house, he called her on the phone and asked for directions to her apartment. He already knew the way to her apartment but he had to do something to keep his heart inside his chest. So he talked to her. All the way to her apartment.
Katie turned the corner at the top of her apartment stairs, and there, leaning up against his Mustang, was a tall, dark, and handsome young man. And he had a dimple. That dimple! Not only was he engaging and sweet… characteristics she had grown to love in the past weeks… but he was handsome as well. In that moment, she knew her life would never be the same.
Katie and Gage ended their first date on a dock on the James River. Tow years later, they returned to that dock. Gage asked Katie to go to dinner with him, his uncle, and his cousin, whom was waiting for them on that dock. But, once they arrived, Gage made his true plans known. He planned to make Katie his. Forever. And he wanted to ask for her hand in the very same place where their love had begun to grow. There, on a dock on the James River… the same dock they had shared time on during their first date… Gage knelt on one knee and asked for her forever. And she said yes.
Katie and Gage,
I had a blast with the two of you, wandering around the beach and getting to know you. You are both so sweet, and I am thrilled that you have chosen to include me in this special time in your lives. Your Vintager Inn Wedding will be A-MAZING, I’m sure! I hope you enjoy these images for many years.
Yorktown Beach was an ideal location for Katie and Gage’s engagement session. So much meaning within their relationship is tied into the water. It’s perfect when couples choose settings that are personal and special to them. And check out these images! Melt. My. Heart.
Katie… You are gorgeous. Gah!
Another fav. Such sweet love.
Check out that stunning ring. Way to go, Gage! 🙂
We are a bunch of rule followers… Can’t you tell?
They could be models. LOVE this one!
Gage must be hilarious!
Happy Friday, friends!