Val and Brian are high school sweethearts, but that’s not the most important thing that you need to know about them. It all started at their junior prom, and they assure me that they have some seriously stellar prom pose photos to prove it.
High school sweethearts is a pretty special label, it’s true, but a better descriptor of Brian and Valerie’s relationship and an entirely more important title is lifelong best friends. Growing up just down the street from each other and spending their last year of high school together created a bond that was a whole lot more than puppy love or a summer fling. Though they attended different colleges in separate states, that bond never really went away, and eventually—when Valerie and Brian both found themselves at home after graduation—the reality of that pull became all too evident. These two best friends became sweethearts once again.
And next year, just 10 years after that very first prom date, these love birds will be saying I Do to their best friends, forever, and I could NOT be more thrilled to get to document it! But before that big day gets here, we of course had to preserve one chapter that even high school sweethearts haven’t experienced before—engagement! Though they’re both Virginia natives, Val and Brian live in Pennsylvania and chose the GORGEOUS Longwood Gardens for their engagement session. It did not disappoint! Even in some sweltering post-storm humidity, the gardens were spectacular and Valerie and Brian, you two absolutely rocked your shoot! I’m so excited to share a few of my favorites from this one, and though you’ll have to wait until next year, it’s never to early to get excited about how beautiful Valerie and Brian’s wedding day will be next March! Enjoy!