Patrick's surprise proposal was originally supposed to happen at a ski resort in West Virginia in the snow! Due to bad weather, that was cancelled and he proposed earlier in the weekend, but he and his (brand new!) fiance still wanted to stop in Charlottesville for an engagement session at UVA, where they met. To my surprise, when they showed up for the session, his fiance was actually a classmate of mine all throughout college in Spanish classes! Sofia and I had both been in UVA's Spanish major, and took quite a few classes together, so it was so great to see her again and catch up on life since graduating in 2019! Over the course of the session, I found out that she and Patrick had met at the Virginian (one of my favorite Charlottesville restaurants), so of course we had to go snap a couple pictures there! Near the end of the session, the drizzle let up for a couple Rotunda pictures too!
Patrick & Sofia, thank you so much for allowing me to capture this exciting season in your relationship. So glad you were able to come to Charlottesville, where it all began, for a few photos of your engagement!