I am SO excited to share Carli and Matt’s GORGEOUS engagement session at Stone Tower Winery!!
Carli and Matt met in Austin, Texas, at work; these two both started at a new job on the same day and in the same department, and fell in love while carpooling to work! So sweet!! They both have family here on the east coast, so moving back to Virginia made perfect sense, and now these two are planning their May 2019 wedding at beautiful Mt. Ida farm.
Since their engagement session was in Leesburg, I traveled down early (Maryland to Virginia traffic can be very unpredictable!), so my mom came with me and we had a fun afternoon at the outlets. Carli and Matt also brought Carli’s mom, and when I got to Stone Tower Winery, these three and Carli and Matt’s two pups were relaxing with pizza and wine. What better way to start an engagement session! Isn’t that so fun? I think all engagement sessions should start with wine, pizza, and dogs! :)
It was also the perfect evening; while it started a little warm, by the end of their engagement session is it was in the high 70’s, and the sky was sunny and blue. Whenever a couple is reserving a location for their engagement I worry so much about the weather; it is so hard to predict weeks in advance, but Carli and Matt’s session couldn’t have been more perfect. And Stone Tower Winery was just a spectacular backdrop! Stone Tower Winery is AMAZING; I told Carli and Matt that it reminded me of Napa. It is a beautiful winery. And these two had the space all to themselves – so fun! Just wait until you see this gorgeous engagement session. It is SO pretty!
These two are people after my own heart – Carli and Matt have two rescue pups, Sam and Shiner, a cat, and a bird! JSam and Shiner were SO good for photos, and the signs that Carli’s mom made for them were just the cutest! (Watching the dogs mosey away wearing the signs after pictures was also pretty hilarious!). They were such good sports and they are such nice dogs. I always love meeting my couples’ pets. It was also so wonderful meeting Carli’s mom; she was so helpful and sweet! She even carried the wine around – which made for the prettiest pictures when we got to a tasting barrel. I am so excited to share this engagement session – these two and this backdrop made for a pretty epic evening!
Carli and Matt had me laughing the entire time; they have such a good sense of humor and love joking around with each other. They are such warm, loving, and lighthearted people, and it is clear why these two fell for each other – they are a perfect match. You can see how much fun these two had in their photos – which I love! :)
Carli and Matt, I can’t wait for your big day!! Your wedding is going to be so beautiful and I am so honored to celebrate with you two. Enjoy some favorites from your engagement session!!
Such good dogs!
I love this – it looks like we have been transported to Tuscany!
I love this one!!
I just love how these two make each other laugh :)
Carli, you are stunning!! You’re going to be such a beautiful bride!
Carli and Matt are taking dance lessons to prepare for their wedding day (something Justin and I really should have done! haha). They showed off a few moves and it was too cute not to capture!
How incredible is this view? Stone Tower Winery is amazing!
These two!! I love this so much!!
Aren’t these signs that Carli’s mom made the cutest?
Love this one!! Definitely an al-time favorite! The roses along the vineyard paths match Carli’s dress so perfectly too!
SO PRETTY!! This was the very first photo of the day; you know it is going to be a gorgeous engagement session when this is the first picture! How beautiful is Carli’s ring with the gorgeous flowers at Stone Tower Winery?
That golden summer light and those views :)
We made a quick stop in the barrel room for some pictures; not only did it smell amazing down here, but the very cold air conditioning was such a welcome relief. :)
Love the one on the right!
Another favorite! How perfect are their puppies? These two were modeling pros!
The views as the sun set were truly magical!
You two are SO CUTE!!
Congratulations, Carli and Matt!! I can’t wait to celebrate with you next year!