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John & Christine’s Fairytale Countryside Engagement Session at Airlie Hotel | Warrenton Wedding Photographer

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Every now and again I meet a bride that shares my love of “over-the-top” glamour and elegance. I, for one, believe that if you’re getting married, being extra brings no shame. It’s YOUR time to shine and celebrate! Well, enter Christine and John. These two decided to go all out for their Airlie engagement session, and I couldn’t be more obsessed with the photos.

I met Christine and her mom at the Alexandria Wedding Showcase back in April. They were on the hunt for a photographer who could execute Christine’s vision for a fairytale experience. I can honestly say these two make “fairytale” look so effortless. As a result, we had some real Cinderella moments at Airlie, which is also where they’ll say “I Do” next April.

Most of all, I watched their sweet, serene connection with awe. There was some Saintly patience inside of John, as Christine and I went wild with trying different dress fluffs and poses. And Christine is a true princess in his eyes (and mine!) It was an honor to capture their love and help them celebrate this special season of their lives together.

As you view this darling Airlie engagement session, I hope you feel as inspired as much as I was!

A fairytale engagement session at Airlie Hotel in Warrenton, VA
Airlie engagement session on the main steps in a green, satin princess gown.
Airlie engagement session by Northern Virginia wedding photographer
A fairytale Airlie engagement session in Warrenton, VA by northern Virginia wedding photographer
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Airlie engagement session
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I am OBSESSED with Christine’s engagement ring! John told me the main diamond is passed down from his grandmother’s necklace. How sweet is that?!
Airlie engagement session
Airlie engagement session
Airlie engagement session
Airlie engagement session with hydrangea flowers
Airlie engagement session

Did you love seeing Christine and John’s engagement session? Well, there’s lots more engagement inspiration where that came from. Check out some of my favorites below!



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