Maryanne + Troy {engaged} | Fredericksburg Engagement Photographer

It was Saturday night and I had been complaining to Mama how I really wanted to improve my photography somehow, asking her opinions and whatnot. What can I do to make it stand out? What do I need to get to the next level? And so on and so forth… I am always trying to come up with ways to better my skills & my business. I went to bed contemplating, trying to come up with something new, something fresh. I have a tendency to beat myself up sometimes & criticize things a tad too much.... everyone that knows me, knows I am a perfectionist (it's really bad)!

Sunday morning comes around & I receive a phone call bright and early. Turns out my photographer friend Nancy Balogh, needs a second shooter for an engagement session that day. I was thrilled, absolutely thrilled! I love getting together with other photographers and seeing how they do things- it really helps you see what you need to improve on. And boy was I in for a treat!

Nancy is the bomb dot com... seriously! We met and discussed some things beforehand… what she was expecting, locations, the clients, etc. I’m not going to lie, I was kind of nervous considering she has been in the biz much longer than I have, none the less, I was super excited!

After meeting the couple and introducing myself I felt much more relaxed. Maryanne and Troy are a super fun, easy going and not to mention a BEAUTIFUL couple!

This session could quite possibly be my favorite session yet! And that is really hard for me to say. I feel like this was exactly what I needed to tweak my business and understand what exactly it was I needed to improve on… Nancy is so relaxed and so natural when she speaks to her clients. She knows exactly what to say and when to say it; she very much so inspires me! I can’t thank you enough Nancy for inviting me along to second shoot for this amazing session.

Maryanne & Troy are very much in love and it shows! Not only were they gleaming with excitement and joy and smiling from ear to ear, you could hear it in their voice every time they spoke about their wedding (which is going to be fabulous by the way- think, southern belle with toile accents) or to each other, you could see it in their eyes every time they looked at one another, you could even almost feel it (if that makes any sense)! I hope you all enjoy these photos of this amazing couple…. and if I was able to capture even the slightest bit of the love they share for one another, I would be happy!

Here are a few of my many, many favorites!

Love this one, so sweet.

Maryanne was rockin' it- Most girls would kill for legs like that!

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  1. yay! Looks like someone got some actions!! Very nice Laura:)

  2. I think this is one of m favorite session too...well except for mine!! hehe...but I am quite bias on that one!


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