Me and my buddy Hunter go way back. Before graduating from JMU together, we attended the same schools growing up and became great friends during our high school days. The Shenandoah Valley, home to JMU’s beautiful campus, is where Hunter chose to continue to make a life for himself after graduating with his degree in Spanish. He found a great job at a Harrisonburg elementary school and a few years after starting his career there, he found Melissa. I remember when I first saw a picture of Melissa and thinking how beautiful she was. So photogenic and so sweet, they both have such an affinity for each other and a chemistry that radiates from their photographs.
The day of their session I drove into Harrisonburg from Richmond with nothing but blue sky and fluffy clouds in the distance. 5 miles from their house the rainclouds rushed in and we scrambled to stay ahead of the impending storm. After dodging drops in downtown we made our way a little outside of the city and came across the sweetest park. It ended up working perfectly and I can’t wait for their rustic wedding next month! Enjoy some of my favorites!