I loved working with these two, not only are they adorable together but they are super into photos (my type of client). When Mary said she wanted to take me to the graffiti walls I had no idea of what to expect but she didn’t disappoint and that is one location that I’ll be going to again! I always love it when our couples come up with new locations that we’ve not been before because it always gets my creative juices flowing, I was like a kid in a candy shop! Here are a few of our favorites from the day as well as their engagement story in their own words!
“We moved to Richmond last summer after finishing our residencies in Albany, NY. We settled in to the loft apartments in downtown Richmond, excited about the industrial feel of our place and warmer weather! The first three months in Richmond were rough! Our jobs were demanding and hard to settle into, plus our schedules were not meshing. We finally had a day off together and decided to go for a walk, and maybe a run and explore some parts of Richmond. It was November 10th, the day of the Richmond Marathon. We strolled by the runners then made our way to Belle Isle. Alex pretended he didn’t know where he was going, we argued over which way to get to the bridge! In fact, he had scoped out the spot many times in the previous two weeks. It was a busy Saturday though, beautiful, 70 degree sunny day. We went the long way around the Island and stopped to explore the rocks. We sat in a “particular spot” that he had picked out (after urging a stranger to move!) and the next thing I knew, he was telling me how much he loved me. I was shocked! He had told me that he had to wait to propose until our parents met (which wasn’t until December) so I was totally caught off guard! After realizing it was for real, I eagerly said yes!”
David Abel is the owner of David Abel Photography & specializes in Wedding Photography with a very clean and timeless style. David Abel enjoys espresso, woodworking, and has an obsession for lions. Based in Richmond VA David Abel travels both nationally and internationally for weddings. Those few hours when he is not working he spends with his two crazy cats and the love of is life Kristy.