Meadowlark Gardens Engagement | Gina + Sebastian | Virginia Photographer

I love photographing engagement sessions and this was a perfect setting for this sweet couple! Gina and Sebastian had me laughing from the beginning and we had so much fun walking the paths in the gardens. I absolutely can’t wait for their big day in June 2016! Enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement session at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia.


Gina & Sebastian’s Love Story

Despite Gina and Sebastian living less than a quarter of a mile from one another, going to the same gym, walking their dogs along the same paths, and shopping at the same grocery store, it took a “hello” on an online dating site to bring the couple together. Their first date was at Passion Fish in Reston Town Center and their date was filled with 3.5 hours of fun and interesting conversation.

About a year later, Sebastian told Gina that he was taking her to Charlottesville, Virginia for a weekend as a late birthday gift. After touring Monticello and a local vineyard, the couple headed out for a dinner at a nice restaurant. After the server poured the couple a glass of wine, the server brought out a plate with a jewelry box placed on it! Gina, unfazed by the jewelry box in front of her, kept reading the label on the wine bottle. Sebastian then got down on one knee and asked his very surprised girlfriend if she would spend the rest of her life with him!

The couple is busy planning a June wedding and a lifetime of good conversation, good wine, and lots of love!

















Congratulations, you two!!

Engagement Photo Sessions – Gilroy Photography

Hi Lovebirds,
We are booking Engagement Photos Sessions throughout the summer months. I offer one to two hours on-location engagement sessions for couples. Get on the books by providing a proposed engagement session date and location that your interested in. Engagement sessions are best scheduled in the late afternoon anywhere from 430 to 7:30 range. Beautiful lighting happens later in the day to evening. I have many location suggestions I can provide or you may have a special place in mind. This is a great way to see how I work and get to know me better. I am offering a Summer Special of a complimentary 8X10 of your favorite image. The regular engagement session fee is $200. If you decide to book your Wedding photography services with GILROY PHOTOGRAPHY the fee paid will discount your Wedding Package by $200. I look forward talking with you both and you can contact me to discuss ideas and scheduling at 571-379-9844! – Donna