I know it’s Spring (and some days even feels closer to summer!). But we couldn’t let this woodsy winter engagement session pass you by!

Kirstina and Darren are two of the sweetest souls, and we lucked out with an AWESOME day for taking photos.

It was great getting to see them blossom in front of the camera.

By the end of the session, Darren was throwing out all sorts of ideas for different photos (most of which were vetoed by us girls) 😊

I love two people who are not afraid to have fun and be silly, and that was definitely Kirstina and Darren.

Get to know these two lovebirds in today’s blog.


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Woodsy Winter Engagement Session

How you two meet?
Initially it was through my cousin in 2006.
Later on, we reconnected in 2013 through the same cousin.
What did you do on your first date?
Darren took me to Waterman’s to try my first orange crush.
Afterwards he took me to Stumpy Lake, and we sat on the fishing pier where we talked and caught up on life.
We didn’t realize this until after our engagement session! (which also took place at Stumpy Lake!)
What are some of your favorite things to do together?
Travel and eat together. We aren’t picky with food!
We’ve been to New York, California, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Las Vegas.
We love to explore new places together.
When did you know he was the one?
Darren: as soon as Kirstina hopped in my car on our first date.
Kirstina: as soon as Darren said yes to going to Les Miserables with me, even though I knew it wasn’t his thing!

Tell Us Your Proposal Story?

Kirstina was wondering when Darren was finally going to propose for over a year after she graduated with her Master’s degree.
Darren kept saying he was waiting to hear about his new job, which he started this past March.
Darren dropped little hints over the summer when he was designing her perfect ring with their best friend’s dad.
Finally, Darren decided he was ready to pop the question Labor Day Weekend. However, Kirstina messed up his initial plan of asking on a beautiful hike in Shenandoah by signing up for a half marathon last minute.
Luckily, Kirstina’s mom gave Darren ideas, and he decided to propose on a sunset cruise from Waterside on the American Rover in front of her closest family members.
It was expected, but still a surprise!
If you had to pick a word for your relationship, what would it be?
Darren said “headache” haha jk, easy going and full of love

What are three dreams/goals for your marriage?
See the world, grow our family, and continue to grow as a couple together.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
Celebrating with our closest friends and family.
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