Tara & Josiah's Moody Engagements at Great Falls Park, Virginia
Tara & Josiah have this very sweet disposition about them and I really enjoyed watching how they interacted. We met at Great Falls Park in Virginia this last weekend. I have always wanted to go there and I am so glad Tara suggested it. Tara showed up wearing this beautiful red dress. The color wound up just absolutely popping in these photos and I am in LOVE. Speaking of, clothing can seriously make a difference in the way your photos turn out. Don't ever hesitate to ask your photographer for any advice when it comes to dressing for your session! Quick tips: make sure to choose your outfits ahead of time so you're not scrambling to figure something out last minute; layers work really well for switching up your look quickly and easily; the more comfortable you feel in your outfit, the more comfortable you will look on camera; mismatched patterns are cool. Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day - enjoy the pics and reading about Tara & Josiah :)
How did you two meet?
Tara: We were neighbors; I used to refer to him as "hot cop" to my coworkers. I knew he lived in my building, I just didn't realize he was right across the hall!
Josiah: We officially met when Tara came home from a night out and dropped her keys. I introduced myself and she asked if we could "do this another time", so I reintroduced myself the next afternoon and we've been together almost two years since.
When did you realize you had met "the one"?
Tara: I have no idea, I just did.
How did he propose?
Tara: He proposed at my 30th birthday party in front of all of my friends, he even helped my Dad and brother plan a surprise visit from Michigan to be there for it!
Josiah: It was in front of all of her friends, she was so surprised that she knocked the ring out of my hand.
What is your vision for your wedding?
Tara: I am picturing very intimate and romantic. It will be at The Grand Hotel, a historic icon in Michigan. I have wanted to go there since I was a little girl.
Josiah: When it's all said and done, I get her, I'm not really picky on any other details.
If you could give newly engaged couples a piece of advice about the wedding planning process what would it be?
Tara: Rule #1, make sure you really love your photographer. I am a huge photo nerd and photos mean the world to me. Rule #2 be sure that however you do it, it's always what you both want. You cannot please or plan for everyone.
What is something unique to the two of you?
Tara: Josiah cooks a lot, and packs mine and my son's lunches. Like, everyday. I also can't watch 'Grey's Anatomy' without him. He won't let me ;)
Josiah: I do Tara's ponytails for her.