Richmond Virginia Engagement Session | Ally & Derek

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend despite the crazy hot weather we've been having in Maryland! Oh my goodness, highs in the upper 90s are NOT fun. Can I go back to the beach again? Or can we just fast forward to one of our awesome upcoming fall weddings, please?

One of the aspects I absolutely love about being a wedding planner is the interesting and amazing couples I get to meet and work with! I have been so wildly impressed with all of the couples who have found me - they are all super smart, educated, talented, kind, fun, and all-around great people. This year alone has included brides and grooms in the Coast Guard and peace corps, a dentist, a photographer, a physical therapist, energy consultants, marketing strategists, world travelers, dog lovers, joke-crackers, and one of the best sugar cookie decorators you have ever seen (more on that in an upcoming post!) And that's just to name a few.

Ally and Derek are another one of my East Made power couples because they are both professional classical musicians - Ally is principal violist of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra in D.C. and Derek is the newest violinist in the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" (he is actually finishing up at Army basic training as I type!) As a classical musician myself, I can tell you that it is wildly competitive for classical musicians to "win" jobs these days, let alone a couple trying to work in the same city, so this is indeed a very special couple! 

Not only are Ally and Derek talented; they are the nicest, most down-to-earth couple and I am so excited to help plan their fall wedding. In today's post I'm sharing their Richmond, VA engagement session with Katie at ksant photography! I am so impressed with these photos - it was impossible to just choose a few favorites. Katie, you did such a great job of capturing the love and fun in their relationship! Also, can we just talk about Ally's shoe choices for a sec? Obsessed. 

I hope you all enjoyed this gorgeous session! Check back later this fall for photos from Ally and Derek's wedding!