April 2, 2019
In December, I photographed Julia and Franklin’s Cape May winter engagement session. I can’t ever say enough how much I love and adore Cape May and this was my first time there during Christmas! The lights were so beautiful, you would never know we photographed this session on a cold and rainy day, I truly enjoyed photographing this winter engagement session so much!
Franklin was a close friend of Julia’s older sister for many, many years. They had met a long time ago when she was still young and she had a huge crush on him! They reconnected when he moved down to Virginia Beach for work and she moved down for college. They became best friends almost instantly. Their first date was September 27th, 2014. Franklin took Julia to the oceanfront of Virginia Beach during a huge festival. They spent the night walking throughout the stalls and along the beach. The night ended with fireworks and that’s when they shared their first kiss. Julia knew very early on that Franklin was the one since they balance each other out perfectly. He keeps her grounded when she gets stressed out and is always extremely supportive.
Engaged on 10/26/2018, the proposal from Julia: “Franklin and I went away to Luray, Virginia for our three year anniversary. We ended up going horseback riding because it is one of my favorite past times. I kept thinking how lucky it was that we were the only two on the trail ride that day. Our guide told us that there was this amazing spot up ahead for pictures. When we got to the spot there was an adorable little table with roses, champagne, and chocolates. I remember thinking how weird it was that this would be at our photo spot. I had no idea what was going on! I turned around and
Franklin is on his knee looking extremely nervous. It was the first time I ever heard him stutter or even show that he was nervous. It was the best moment of my life.”
Julia and Franklin are planning a classic wedding at Greate Bay Country Club this May! When they are not wedding planning, they love playing games together and playing with their dog. Once married, their dream is to travel as much as possible. Once they live out that dream, they want to settle down and have kids.
Any advice for future bride’s planning?
I would definitely say have a good support system!! My brother in law and my sister have been a huge help in all of this. Juggling a wedding and going to graduate school is definitely a handful! Being surrounded by people who have your back is the best thing in the world.
And finally, what are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?
I cannot wait to see Franklin’s face as I walk down the aisle. He is often so stoic. I cannot wait to see how he is on our wedding day.
Every part of our journey through life is sacred and passes by way too quickly. Susan elegantly captures the story of your legacy from the beginning with marriage and throughout motherhood with each special season it brings.
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