Today I am so excited to share our 2013 ACWG (A Charlottesville Wedding Gift) winners’ incredible engagement session with you. Edward and Gary met up with 2 of their team of photographers: Jack Looney and Jen Fariello at the extraordinary Belle Haven in Scottsville for their shoot. These images are Gary and Edward’s own pick of their very favorites and they were kind enough to write up a little narrative of their experience that I know you will love… enjoy!
Edward and Gary here! We hope you’re enjoying following our wedding planning as much as we are enjoying it! November will be here before we know it—we can’t wait! A few weeks ago, we were so fortunate to take part in an engagement photo shoot with the talented duo of Jen Fariello and Jack Looney at the beautiful Belle Haven on the James River. We brought along our now 6-month-old Golden Retriever puppy, Gatsby, for this fun shoot, and not only did he make it into some of our favorite shots, he had a hay day romping and playing all over the Belle Haven grounds with Valentino, the Goldendoodle! It was a beautiful, warm Virginia evening, and as you can see, we couldn’t dream of a more breathtaking location! Jen and Jack not only did a beautiful job with our photos, they were both so fun and wonderful to work with—they really made us feel comfortable! We hope you enjoy a few of our favorite shots from the engagement shoot. We can’t wait to see what these brilliant photographers capture at our wedding! Special thanks to Jan Smith for lending us beautiful Belle Haven, and to our dear friend, Karen, for coming and puppy-wrangling between shots! –Edward & Gary