A Romantic Virginia Engagement
This engagement session from Jennifer Ling Photography is positively lovely. The couple is adorable, they’re styled perfectly, and the moments captured are as sweet as can be… but the couple’s story… that will blow you away. Love!
Mark and Amanda started dating toward the end of their junior year in high school. That summer, Amanda fell during cheerleading practice and sustained a brain injury. When she woke up, she didn’t remember Mark, and in the following months, she experienced a range of side affects from her injury. Amanda told me that she thought her injury and its effects would tear them apart. But Mark stayed beside her, and they are still together five years later. “Everyone thinks we’re so serious, but we’re not. We were just forced to be serious at the beginning of our relationship, and it created a depth between us,” said Amanda.
During college, Mark and Amanda did long distance. After they graduated, they chose to follow their passions which sent Amanda to Mexico as a missionary, and Mark to Woodstock, New York for a photography internship. When Amanda came home the following December, she picked up her bag and walked through the international terminal to find Mark on the other side. She hugged him, but he pushed her back with an emphatic “I’m about to blow your mind.” With that he dropped to one knee and asked Amanda to marry him. She of course, said yes.
– Jennifer Ling Photography