I had so much fun with Erica and Patrick on their engagement shoot. In fact, they were a ball! I met up with them with a few days to spare in 2011 (my last shoot of the year!) in Salisbury, North Carolina. I met Erica in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, and it was so great to see her again and meet her hubs-to-be! I'm excited to shoot their D.C. wedding next summer. Erica told me they might incorporate Cheerwine into the wedding; the cherry-flavored soda's birthplace is in Salisbury (where Patrick grew up), so we had some fun at the beginning of the shoot. : ) Enjoy this adorable pair and stay tuned later this week for a recap of 2011!

I posted the next photo especially for Erica because she got really excited when their shadows made an "M," which is the first letter of the name they'll share as husband & wife! : )