I met Lu our sophomore year at college, when we shared an impossibly hard honor’s government class (still wondering what possessed me—a Public Relations/Advertising major--to sign up for that.) I became friends with this spunky redhead outside of class, and she was actually one of my first subjects to model for my camera while we ventured around downtown Lynchburg one afternoon. That was over six years ago, during my phase called, “if-I-tilt-the-camera-at-a-crazy-angle-it’ll-produce-an-‘artistic’-photo!” I’ve learned a few things since then, so I was super excited when Lu contacted me asking for a “just because” session with her sweet husband, Nathan (and their pup named Riley). While Lynchburg welcomed Autumn, we inhaled the crisp air on a perfect September night. Our first stop was The Farm Basket, a favorite spot for locals who appreciate healthy eating and a variety of plants.
I’m beyond lucky to work with such genuine and adorable couples. Lu and Nathan caught each other’s eye while in Literary Criticism class at Liberty. Their relationship developed when they were both grad assistants—while working on their Masters’ degrees in English. Since then, they’ve spent countless hours enjoying shared passions such as running (often Riley joins in the fun!), pouring over good literature, watching intriguing movies, and traveling to the ocean. Nathan appreciates her solid advice, cooking skills, and contagious laughter. Lauren admires his hard work ethic, quirky humor and “passion for stories well told.”
We ended the session in this GORGEOUS garden which is part of a historic home. A little gem tucked away in downtown Lynchburg. This is one of my very favorites! The light...the flowers....the couple...the dog...delightful!