April 4, 2018

A Locust Shade Park Engagment: Grace & Josh


Locust Shade Park Engagement Photos

A few days before their session, Grace sent me a message asking if her and Josh could bring along their pup. And of course, my answer was a resounding YES!! I’m so glad they did, because there’s something so fun about having your furry family member in your engagement photos. Also, I’m a dog person, so it always makes my day when I get to play with a puppy at work! I know I’ve said it before, but I love my job!

So it goes without saying that Ben, their 3-year-old foxhound, completely stole the show.  I mean, when he’s wearing a sign saying “My humans are getting married,” it’s impossible to not look adorable! I also have to give a shoutout to Julie, Grace’s mom, for helping out with Ben in-between photos. It was obvious he was very excited to be in the woods, and she did an amazing job keeping him busy while I captured a few shots of Grace and Josh by themselves.

It’s always my favorite when I find a couple like these two. Not only are they super cute together, but they also have such fun personalities! When a session is filled with this much laughter, you know they know how to have a good time. And I’m sure their sweet sense of humor will carry into their marriage (which is always a good thing). I also love how Grace added cute details to the session! From their customized ring box to the unique “G” sign (since soon she’ll be Mrs. Greene!!), they added a meaningful touch to the day.

I’ll be traveling to Charlottesville this summer to document their wedding, and I’m already counting down the days! I can’t wait to celebrate with them as they become husband and wife!! Enjoy some of my favorite photos from the session.


Looking for more engagement photo inspiration? Check out these sessions:

Chesapeake Bay Engagement Photos

Great Falls Park Engagement Photos




  1. Alexander says:

    Beautiful Couple

  2. Anonymous says:

    These are AMAZING!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    All I can say is WOW!! Emily these are just incredible! I know Grace and Josh are overjoyed with how the pictures came out. Ben was a great addition!

  4. Grace says:

    these are AMAZING!

  5. Grace says:

    I can’t wait to see more!

  6. Julie Baldwin says:

    Emily all I can say is WOW! These are just incredible. I know Grace and Josh are overjoyed with how they came out. Ben was a great addition!

  7. Julie Baldwin says:

    Emily all I can say is WOW! These are just incredible. I know Grace and Josh are overjoyed with how they came out. Ben was a great addition!

  8. Leigh Anna Cayere says:

    These are absolutely beautiful!! I even showed the ladies at work because they made me cry!! Grace and Josh will cherish these forever!!

  9. Richard says:

    Nicely done! Very exciting! Congrats!

  10. Hannah Bringuel says:

    Y’all looked wonderful! Grace you look so happy! I love you both, Congratulations!!

  11. Elizabeth Torma says:

    Beautiful pictures! Handsome couple and Grace looks gorgeous ! The pup is a great addition!

  12. Jess howard says:

    These photos are absolutely fantastic ! I love you guys so much and can’t wait to celebrate in July !!!!!!(:

  13. Ashley Blake says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  14. Nina says:

    Absolutley adorable!!! Tears in my eyes as I scroll through these beautiful pictures!! Thank you for making my brother so happy Gracie. I can’t wait to be your sister! ❤️

  15. Sherri says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos of my niece Grace and her fiancé Josh! Love them all!

  16. Bethany Greene says:

    These are GORGEOUS!! So excited to be adding Gracie to the Greene family this Summer!! ♡

  17. Kendra says:

    Beautiful couple, beautiful photography, beautiful area!

  18. Meghan Bringuel says:

    Love these so much! What a beautiful couple!

  19. Jodi King says:

    Beautiful photographs! So happy for you…

  20. Cariessa says:

    Beautiful photos!! Congrats you two.

  21. Melissa says:

    Love these pictures!…Such a beautiful couple!!!

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  23. Cynthia Rountree says:

    What absolutely gorgeous engagement photographs of Grace and Josh! You certainly have beautifully captured this very loving couple. I also enjoyed your narrative introduction. As I am traveling to Charlottesville this summer as well, I am so looking forward to this special family wedding…and meeting the wedding photographer.

  24. Molly Blackwell says:

    She will literally be the most beautiful bride EVER. Congratulations, Grace! These are stunning.

  25. […] and I couldn’t wait to hang out with Grace and Josh again. We had a blast during their Shadow Locust Park engagement session earlier this year, and I loved getting to know their families. I have to give a shoutout to Julie, […]

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