Lauren + Taylor | Blacksburg Engagement and Wedding Photographer

Lauren and Taylor are engaged!!

These two are the absolute sweetest!

Taylor and Lauren met me at Smithfield Plantation on the Virginia Tech campus. It was the perfect spot for their session! We walked around and enjoyed the view as they shared with me their story!

How They Met…

Lauren and Taylor both grew up in Blacksburg. They went to school together from elementary all the way through high school but were not actually very good friends at that time. After high school they went on to college. Taylor went to New River and then Virginia Tech while Lauren went to Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. It wasn’t until Lauren moved back to Blacksburg that she and Taylor’s paths crossed again. Lauren’s friend and roommate happened to work for Taylor’s parents at Imaginations Toys. Once they reconnected they began spending more and more time together and the rest is history!

Taylor and Lauren love to spend time together and with their dogs, Abby and Charlie. They even brought the sweet pups to their session! 

In addition to spending time with their dogs, Lauren and Taylor love to travel, watch football, work on projects around their house, watch movies together, and try new food and restaurants. 

The Proposal…

I asked Lauren to tell me how Taylor proposed to her. She shared that “Taylor asked at his parents’ place at Claytor Lake on October 23rd. It was his birthday weekend and he said that his mom wanted to get some family pictures while we were at the lake for the weekend. So we got all dressed up and started taking pictures. At sunset, Taylor got down on one knee in front of the water and asked me to marry him! One of the best parts was after it happened, I looked toward the house and saw my parents standing on the porch! It was weeks of planning that ended up in a perfect proposal!” How perfect is that story!!???!!!

Now that they are engaged they are so excited to begin their wedding planning and then getting to spend the big day with their loved ones.

I asked Lauren and Taylor to describe to me what they love about each other. Lauren shared: “I love how thoughtful Taylor is. He is always doing things for me and for the dogs (and for others) without anyone asking or prompting him to!”

Taylor shared: “I love that Lauren is so sweet to me and to other people! And I love her passion for helping dogs. She runs a dog rescue non profit (Abby&Co. Canine Rescue!)”

These two are so wonderful and I cannot wait for their big day! How about some more photos for now?

More photos!