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Drew & Christy: Winter Virginia Tech Engagement Session

Today’s post is so special!

Not only is it my 25th birthday (when did I get that OLD!?!), but I get to spend it sharing this GORGEOUS engagement session with two sweet people in one of my favorite places!

Back when I was a mere 18 year old starting college at Virginia Tech, Drew and I were in the same small group! We had several mutual friends and were both in InterVarsity at Virginia Tech. Now, 7 years later, we’ve all graduated and started jobs, but Drew met the lovely Christy and they are getting married! Yay! I love it when my path crosses with old friends!

We did their engagement session on Valentine’s Day! Now, if you know anything about Blacksburg, you know two things: 1. It’s always windy. 2. It’s COLD there in February. And both of those were true on Saturday! It was freezing (literally below freezing) with a wind advisory! It even started snowing just a few hours after we finished. Oh, what I put my clients through!

But Drew and Christy didn’t complain once! They were ready to pass their coats off to Matt in a heart beat and simply enjoyed being close to one another. I love being able to capture the love of a future bride and groom like theirs. So sweet, sincere, and honest. It makes my job so easy and rewarding!

Please enjoy lots of my favorites from our time together! I cannot wait for their July wedding when we’ll probably be sweating. Haha.

Drew said, “It’s so cold, my teeth need a sweater.” Hahahaha.


Definitely a favorite! I love how Drew can make her laugh.

Another favorite!

Christy, you are GORGEOUS!

A huge thank you to Matt for this ring shot. Remember when I said it was windy? He held the reed and blocked the sun for me to get this shot. Love you, Matt!

Another favorite!

I love that they brought their dogs to the session! They were sweet and wanted to play! Haha.

Another favorite! Christy, you have the cutest smile! I love it!

I can never get enough of Virginia Tech architecture.

We ended in the warmth where Drew and Christy had their first date! So cute!

Drew and Christy, thank you so much for braving the cold and wind! You guys are so wonderful and I’m super excited for your July wedding!

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Hi friends! I’m Karyn a twenty-something Christian, wife, do-it-yourselfer, chocoholic, and Virginia Tech alum living in Louisville, KY. I’m a wedding photographer by day and blogger by night. You’ll find all kinds of pretty pictures, wedding tips, life updates, and crazy thoughts on this little place I call my internet home.

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