A Belle Isle Engagement Session

Sarah & Erik

Just a quick walk over the Belvedere Street pedestrian bridge, you’ll find yourself in Belle Isle, and in a completely different world than the downtown Richmond you left! Belle Isle may be just a 20 minute walk over the bridge but with its beautiful tree lined paths, open fields, and gorgeous river views, you may forget you’re so close to the city. Not only does Belle Isle have a little something for everyone (biking? hiking? climbing? check!) but if you’re looking for access to the James River, Belle Isle has tons of river-flattened rocks to climb on, jump in from, or just lay on to soak up the sun :).

Sarah, Erik, and I met at the Tredegar Parking lot (located at the base of the bridge) to meander over to Belle Isle together. The beautiful spring weather did NOT disappoint. Because let’s be honest. It’s only spring for about 4 days a year in RVA :-p.

Can I just say how fun are these two??? I mean, honestly. First of all, they could not stop giggling around each other. They were legit giddy the whole session! Like when Erik would kiss the top of Sarah’s head and she’d get buried in his beard. Or when they were dancing and Sarah spun Erik. Or when they would just look at each other and bust out laughing! Every little thing they did – every head tilt and glance, every kiss and embrace – led to huge grins, giant laughs, and a little glimpse into this sweet couple’s love for one another.

Sarah and Erik, the two of you fit so perfectly together and I adored capturing a small piece of your love story. I absolutely cannot wait for your big day at the Poe Museum next month!!

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Jess Capozzola is a Richmond-based photographer specializing in wedding, newborn, and portrait photography. When she isn’t capturing the in-between moments behind the lens of her Nikon camera, she can be found snuggling with her husband and two kitties and avoiding dairy. Just kidding, she always avoids dairy; stupid lactose :-p

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