The soft golden light and beautiful natural surroundings at the Norfolk Botanical Garden make this engagement session from Heidi Calma Photography a real stunner! Courtney and Michael spent an August afternoon strolling the grounds of the gardens, and you can see how truly in love they are in each and every image!
A lovely summer botanical garden engagement shoot in Norfolk, VA
Courtney is a photojournalist who travels the globe capturing amazing slices of life in places like India and Jordan, and Michael is finishing his study at a Bible college. Their relationship began when they met at a prayer conference and spent time together afterwards, but Courtney was quickly whisked away on her photography travels, and they had very little contact. They both wondered if they were meant to be together after their brief encounter, and eventually Courtney found the courage and guidance to send Michael an email, holding a breath that he hadn't found someone else in her absence. They reconnected, spending time together over her Christmas break, and when she went back on assignment in India spent time together over email and Skype. When she returned, he proposed in this very same location, and their wedding planning went into full swing – with less than three months from their proposal to the special day! – Heidi