Roanoke Engagement Photographer

In home Engagement Portraits in Roanoke, Virginia - Katie & Sean

In home Engagement Portraits in Roanoke, Virginia - Katie & Sean

Like a lot of couples nowadays, Katie & Sean met on tinder. It was immediately a match.

Not long after, they were visiting some friends in Houston, Texas and they were having dinner at this unique restaurant called, One Fifth. When this restaurant first opened they were given the lease for only five years and the owner of the restaurant liked the challenge, so he decided to have a different theme each year. (That’s where the name One Fifth came from!) They open in September with a new theme, go through til the end of July, then close the restaurant to do renovations so they can present the new one again the next September.

When Katie & Sean were there the theme was “Romance Languages”, which was the perfect one for a proposal! Katie said “we sat down to eat, then right after Sean was ordering champagne to do a toast and then all at a sudden he was proposing!”

Blue Ridge Parkway Engagement - Roanoke, Virginia - Andrea & Tyler

Blue Ridge Parkway Engagement - Roanoke, Virginia - Andrea & Tyler

The first time I met Andrea, she was the bridesmaid AND wedding planner at one of my previous weddings. When she contacted me about being her wedding photographer, she still didn’t have a date set and I got worried I wasn’t going to be able to photograph it, since I already had a good number of dates booked. Andrea, on the other side wasn’t worried at all. She said “no worries, we’ll book a date that you still have available!” and so she did…

What is your favorite thing to do together?: 
“We love to cook together when we can! Whether it's a meal completely from scratch or a Blue Apron meal (that Tyler always makes fun of Andrea for ordering); it's always fun to get in the kitchen, drink some wine and make a meal together”.

We also enjoy going out to a sports bar, hanging out and watching football when we are able. It's nice to sit back and relax on a Sunday after a busy weekend in the hospitality world.

Margaret & Dave - Science Museum - Roanoke Virginia

Margaret & Dave - Science Museum - Roanoke Virginia

I am always trying to shoot in different locations, trying to make each engagement session unique. So we decided to explore through the science museum at Center in the Square.

How they met: Dave and Margaret were set up by a mutual friend and went on a blind date.