Schwend Family Session | Lynchburg, VA

Like all the best couples (we're not biased at all), Tyler and Amanda met as coworkers. And just like us, he thought she was super cute from day #1 but it took her a little while to get into it. But eventually they fell in love, and if there was ever a love story to be set to music, it's this one. Not just because Amanda is a songwriter, but also because Tyler contacted the manager of Amanda's favorite band and had them change the lyrics to her favorite song, and perform it in concert for the proposal!

Would you marry him, Amanda
Would you be Tyler’s wife
It has sure been a while
But he knows now is right
When he kneels down to ask you
He hopes your answer will be
Hell yes, I want to marry you too
Hell yes, I want to marry you too!

On their third anniversary, they're still going strong and the love is more real than ever. Their song doesn't end there, either. Their gorgeous baby girl, Molly, got her name from the original lyrics to that same song: "Will you dance with me, Molly?" She's not quite dancing yet, but she's working on her walking, loves eating almost everything, isn't too sure how she feels about dogs, and her first word was "No" like a good ornery country girl.

We had the opportunity to go for a walk with the family through the woods on Percival's Island, found a snail, some twigs, and lots of pretty leaves (most of which ended up in her mouth at one point or another), then went back to their home and let Molly demolish her homemade banana birthday cake in the late afternoon sun. Which she did. She demolished it so good.

Thank you, Tyler and Amanda, for letting us join you for the afternoon and capture the love that your family shares! It was beautiful!