Mary Kate + Patrick – Virginia Tech Engagement Photography
I just adore these two lovebirds!
We met up at the Virginia Tech Duckpond to begin Mary Kate and Patrick’s engagement session. They are getting married next June and I cannot wait! I have the pleasure of photographing their wedding as well!
Mary Kate and Patrick met back with they both attending VT and lived in the Main Cambell dorm their freshman years. They actually met because Patrick’s roommate was dating one of Mary Kate’s roommates and the friends would all hang out together. They didn’t begin dating until that summer though. They began attending church together and having a meal before or after the service. They started dating for a while. Mary Kate told me that she was worried about it ending a great friendship so they broke off the romantic relationship and stayed friends instead. Patrick, however, told her that if she ever changed her mind he would be waiting. It took about a year for Mary Kate to realize that Patrick was the one and they have been together ever since! How sweet is that? This means that they have been friends for 5 years, dating for 4, and official for 3!
Patrick popped the question at Disney World on May 18, 2016. Mary Kate had always wanted to go to the Magic Kingdom and during their trip Patrick proposed in the garden right in front of the castle! Patrick told me that they were taking photos in the garden and he told her how much he loved her and that he wanted her to be his best friend for the rest of their lives. At that moment he got down on one knee and proposed! So sweet!!!
There are countless things this pair love about each other. Patrick told me, “there are many things I adore but I think without I adore most is how selfless and caring she is towards others. She’s also very energetic, outgoing, and laughs at most of my stupid jokes.” That is awesome! Mary Kate told me that what she loves about Patrick is how he is “very calm and level headed. He keeps me centered and is very understanding when I am not myself. I love that about him. I adore his goofy side, which came out slowly as I got to know him!” Are they a perfect match or what?!!!
I asked them both to tell me what they are most excited about for their wedding. Both of them told me it was that they could finally be together. They have been living in separate towns and after the wedding that will finally get to change. “What gets me the most excited about getting married is that we won’t have to say goodbye to each other anymore. After graduation I moved back home and so we are currently 5 hours apart and only get to see each other every other weekend. I can’t wait to spend every day with my best friend!” Mary Kate says. Patrick said, “I’m most excited to finally be together after being far apart for so long, and to not have to worry about saying goodbye every time I see her.” Doesn’t that just melt your heart? These two are meant to be together for sure!
Their session was great. I always love getting to know a couple during their engagement session so this was just what I love. I think I would have to say my favorite part of their session was the way Mary Kate would look at Patrick when I asked them to look at each other for a photo. I know you can see it in her eyes too. It is the look of true love. 🙂