Engagements

May 22, 2019

Richmond Engagement Photos | Virginia State Capitol : Gabrielle & Benj

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Richmond Engagement Photos

Last week I drove down to Richmond, Virginia to meet up with Gabrielle and Benj for their engagement session. Since they live there, we thought it would be the perfect place to capture this special time! They chose the Virginia State Capitol Building for their formal look, and Libby Hill Park, which overlooks the city, for their casual outfits. It was the perfect mix! They even brought along Bo, their chocolate lab, who did an amazing job in front of the camera. (Thanks to Benj’s mom, Liz, for helping out with Bo! It made a huge difference)!

Even though we were doing the session on a Friday, the Capitol Building was swarming with high schoolers dressed up for prom and taking group pictures. Don’t worry – it didn’t affect the photos at all!! But as it turns out, this isn’t the first time these two college sweethearts had to deal with a high school dance interrupting their plans. A similar situation happened during their proposal too! What are the odds?!

Their Story

When Benj proposed, he took Gabrielle to a gazebo overlooking a lake under the guise of Christmas photos. That location was full of high schoolers taking homecoming pictures!! So instead, he took her to the country club where they were meeting their parents for dinner. After Gabrielle gave her phone to one of the staff members to take a picture in front of the water there, she turned around to Benj on one knee. To top it off, both of their families and their closest friends were inside waiting for them! I just love how it all turned out, and I’m sure they had a wonderful time celebrating with everyone.

Congratulations, you two! I can’t wait for your wedding next spring. I just know it’s going to be beautiful!

Richmond Virginia State Capitol Engagement Photo
Richmond Virginia State Capitol Engagement Photo
Richmond Virginia State Capitol Engagement Photo
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Richmond Virginia State Capitol Engagement Photo
Richmond Virginia State Capitol Engagement Photos
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See more Virginia engagement session locations:

Shenandoah National Park Engagement Photos: Reem & Ferdinand

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos: Long & Rena

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  1. Fernando

    May 22nd, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Great pictures, perfect location that match the looks..Very nice and natural poses. It is going to be hard to pick a favorite.

  2. Martha Pidal

    May 22nd, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Gabrielle and Benjamin,
    I love your engagement pictures! They captured the love and happiness that you share. And, of course, Bo was the perfect addition to the beautiful setting.
    Emily did a fantastic job!
    Look for ward to the Special Day: March 28, 2020!

  3. Martha Pidal

    May 22nd, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Gabrielle & Benjamin,
    I love your Engagement pictures! They are all beautiful and special in its own way. They captured the love and happiness that you share. And, of course, Bo was the perfect addition to the setting..
    Emily did a fantastic job!
    Look forward to the Special Day: March 28, 2020!

  4. Gaby Pidal

    May 22nd, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    We loves them!! We can’t thank you enough! Can’t wait for March!

  5. Ashley Pidal

    May 23rd, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Ah my beautiful sister and her fiance–looking good guys!

  6. Liz carbray

    May 23rd, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Absolutely stunning, !! And the dog is so handsome!

  7. Benj. Carbray

    May 28th, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you so much Emily! We love the,m

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