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Wendi and Sage’s Engagement Session

October 14, 2021

Highland Park and Wasena Park in Roanoke Virginia

I’m so excited to finally have these ready for the blog! I have to say I think these are some of my best work given the lighting was absolutely perfect! I couldn’t be happier seeing that Sage is my nephew! Wendi & Sage became engaged last year and plan to marry next October. I’m thrilled that they asked me to be their photographer and now I get to share Wendi and Sage’s Engagement Session!

My Nephew

Sage is my only biological nephew and he has always been incredibly special to me! I remember being called when my sister was in labor with him! I was in a daze and couldn’t figure out what to do. Once I got myself together, I packed, jumped in the car, and made the 6-hour drive from Baltimore, MD to Madison, NC to see him! Shara is my only sibling and this baby was the first grandchild for my parents! When he was little I made lots of trips to see him and his sister, Salim (once she came along). I went on vacation with them, and brought him home with me when has asked if he could!

Sage was such an adorable kid and he loved spending time with me! I always tried to spoil him with gifts and taking him to do things when he came to visit! One year I brought him and his sister home with me and Salim cried all night for her Daddy! It was the longest night of my life! At 8 am, I called their daddy, Shannon, and said I’ll meet you in Lynchburg in 2 hours! The whole way there Sage kept telling me his dad was going to be mad. It took me a little while to figure it out but Sage didn’t want to go home! I looked at him and said, “You aren’t going home but your sister is!” Once he figured out he was staying he stopped telling me that!

Wendi and Sage

When Sage started dating Wendi, I knew she was special! He couldn’t wait to introduce me to her! And when I met Wendi, I could tell how much they adored each other! After getting engaged last year before Christmas they asked me if I would be their photographer! I’m ecstatic they are giving me this honor!

Her Ring

Wendi and Sage love all things Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and she especially loves Disney! So it should be no surprise her engagement rings is a Disney Princess Ring! I didn’t even know this was a thing until she told me so I immediately started googling this and saw all these rings! I love her ring and I especially loved taking pictures of it but forgot to take a picture from the side! That is where the crown is but I’ll make sure to get that during her detail shots at their wedding!

Sage Loves

I asked Sage what he loves about Wendi and one of the things he said was her red hair! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it!! He says “she is a perfect match for me because she’s as big a comic book nerd as I am” and “another plus is she loves Star Wars just like I do! Also, I love her humor and her drive to do what she loves the most! She is my one and only soulmate”!

Wendi Loves

I asked Wendi the same thing and she said that she loves that he is a big muscular guy but in reality, he’s just a big teddy bear. And she of course loves that he’s a big nerd just like her. I don’t really consider them nerds but think it cute they think they are and proudly call themselves that!

Nerds (or so they say)

Wendi told me there were going to want some nerdy poses during their session and I had no idea what I was up for so I told them to show me the props they were planning to bring to their session! Ummm… lightsabers, a sword, and a wand! I had no idea what I wanted to do with these which sent my mind in a flurry! Wendi sent me a couple of pictures and I told her I couldn’t promise to recreate those exactly but I would come up with some creative ideas!

I told them we would use the lightsabers after it got dark and basically they were my guinea pigs for this! They said that was fine! I see some additional things I would like to have done but I’m thrilled with the lightsaber images and the sword and wand were so much fun!

Enjoy Wendi and Sage’s Engagement Session at Highland Park and Wasena Park in Roanoke, Virginia! And let me know what you think about the lightsabers!

groom to be nuzzling bride to be
fountain at Highland Park Roanoke Virginia
engaged couple posing together
engaged coupling kissing
couple kissing beside fountain at Highland Park
couple resting forehead to forehead
bride and groom to be posing with sword and wand beside fountain
Disney Princess Engagement Ring
engagement session at Highland Park, Roanoke Virginia
bride and groom to be posing together at Highland Park Roanoke Virginia
groom and bride to be walking together in park
bride and groom to be holding sword and wand
bride and groom to be at Highland Park, Roanoke Virginia
bride and groom to be resting together
Disney Princess Engagement Ring
bride and groom to be kissing in front of fountain at Highland Park
engagement ring with decorative stone
couple embracing during engagement session
couple posing together for engagement session
couple kissing under dogwood tree HIghland Park Roanoke Virginia
couple kissing under tree in park
bride to be with groom to be nuzzling HIghland Park Roanoke Virginia
bride and groom together in front of tree at Highland Park Roanoke Virginia
Bride and groom to be posing with Lord of the Ring Sword
groom and bride to be with Lord of Ring Sword and Harry Potter Wand
engaged couple at Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
engaged couple running at Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
engaged couple on bridge at Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
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couple smiling during engagement session
couple walking in park with Lord of the Rings Sword and Harry Potter Wand
couple posing on bridge at Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
couple walking in Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
engaged couple on bridge at Wasabi Park
couple chest to chest in Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
engagement ring
female portrait at Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
male portrait Wasabi Park
engagement portrait Wasabi Park
female portrait
male portrait Wasabi Park
couple embracing at sunset
engagement photo on bridge at Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
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engaged couple at Wasabi Park Roanoke Virginia
couple at Wasabi Park
male portrait
couple forehead to forehead
couple together
Wendi and Sage's Engagement Session carrying lightsabers after dark
Wendi and Sage's Engagement Session with lightsabers
Wendi and Sage's Engagement Session with lightsabers
Wendi and Sage's Engagement Session with lightsabers

I hope you love my images from Wendi and Sage’s Engagement Session. Check out more of my work here: https://kimforbesphotography.com/

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  1. Sharon Brookbank says:

    I love love these pics of Sage and Wendi. Great job. Perfect subjects. Did I say I love that ‘copper-red dress and plaid and blackshirt. Complements Wendi’s beautiful red hair. The night shots are perfect. Great job Kim! Congrats to Sage and Wendi!

  2. Nita Webster says:

    Hi Kim, these pictures are absolutely beautiful! The props are great, they fit Wendi’s personality perfect!

  3. Pat Forbes says:

    I love all the pictures. They are very clear and are good in color and captures the individuals so well. You have done a good job day and night. I love the pictures at night with the savors lighted up. Beautiful. Reminds me of a night out front of a church with a camera and a flashlight. Can’t wait to see more.

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