At the beginning of December, Jessie and I met early one morning to head down to BWI... Early, like 5am early. This gal is not an early bird, or a fan of flying. But we saddled up and headed down, not knowing how much fun we were about to have. Sweet Anna was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed yeeeears ago and since then we both waited to send "the email" and to get "the email"! :) I love photographing weddings for friends/family of past bride and grooms!
Jessie has been a huge blessing to my business. Her work has progressed beautifully since we started working together and we're really starting to sync everything up. It's so nice to have a friend/co-worker like her... To say we had a blast is an understatement. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.. I'm talkin' full belly laughs, y'all. While in the Asheville area, it's safe to say Jessie and I fell in love with the area. One of our favorite things was how everyone says "yes ma'am", and how sweet everyone is. Once we realized saying "yes ma'am" was a simple sign of respect, not something someone says to you because they think you're old ;), we decided we're bringing "yes ma'am" back to York County.
I always have the most fun shooting weddings for people I've known for a while, and this wedding surely was a good time! The threat of rain kept us on our toes until we ventured outside for photos, realized it wasn't raining, and relief beamed from Toni's eyes as soon as she heard, "the radar is clear." . She had her heart set on getting married outside and so they did! It was a beautiful ceremony with romantic overcast light. Phil's reaction to seeing his bride was definitely the best I've ever witnessed!
When you photograph a wedding, it's no secret that you hope the bride's awesome bridesmaids call you when it's their turn to walk down the aisle. I first met Meggan almost 3 (?) years ago, she was in a wedding I was photographing. I remember her being bubbly and very helpful throughout the day. Fast forward to just over a year ago, and she pops up in another wedding I was shooting! Again, she was so helpful and kind. And although I didn't get to see any of her awesome dance moves at that wedding, I left happy to see her and hoping she'd call me one day.
Some of you may remember the rain we had on October 8th. Over here at ANP, we had a wedding that day. A beautiful farm wedding, the rain didn't stop anyone from having a great time! Thankfully, that morning I chose to wear my rain boots and take my Jeep. From now on, if I don't need 4x4 to get to your wedding, welllll.. just kidding!
Our cousin got married in September!!
It was a hot September day. The sun was in and out. Family was laughing, smiling, and sweating a little. Matt + Stella asked me to take their photos, and be a guest, so I had Cambria Creative Photography take over after all the important stuff was done! It was so much fun working with her because we have such different styles, but we made it work and got some really great images! Enjoy!
Michael +Erika's wedding was amazing. It's as simple as that! Everything from the tartan details that are Michael's family's colors to the private estate they chose for their wedding venue was perfect. We had beautiful sunlight throughout the day that kissed the skin of all the happy people involved. Jessie + I are so thankful to have been a part of such a great day.
A fun little fact, while on the way to the church for the ceremony, we figured out that the bride and I might, somehow, be related... Mr. Sitler.. My great-grandmother married Jeff's grandfather. So if that means we're related, yay! (more…)
Well. This wedding was nothing short of amazing. I first met Kendi and Derek a few years back for their engagement session. They had plans for school and travel, and said they'd be in contact when they chose a wedding date. Two years later there is an email in my inbox with her name and "wedding photography" as the subject. My heart skipped a beat! They REALLY contacted me?! How exciting!!!
I knew their wedding was going to be the sweetest when they told me about the surprise anniversary cake they had for Kendi's grandparents. They now share the same anniversary <3 seriously, how adorable. It was hot that June day, but the love and happiness radiated from the faces of their closest friends and family brighter than that sun was shining.
After posting a few sneak peeks, I received another email from Kendi saying that one day, when it's time to start a family, they'll be in contact. I believe her. And I can't wait for a trip to Texas for their maternity and newborn photos one day. Heck! It might be a trip to Wyoming, Montana.. Wherever they are out west is fine by me :)
Thank you for letting me be a part of your day. Kendi and Derek, you two are the sweetest of souls with such spunky personalities that keeps those in your presence in a state of constant happiness. I wish you two the absolute best.
Never in my life have I met a bride SO excited to be marrying the love of her life. When Cody + Katie's engagement session went well last year, I knew it was going to be a great wedding, but my gosh was I in for a treat when I got to work. The love felt between the two of them was plain as day. I literally had tears in my eyes as I edited their photos. During the ceremony, they tied 3 strands together and wrote some of their own vows that had everyone cracking up.. So many smiles and laughs, no stress, just sunshine radiating through them on a rainy day. (more…)
There is so much I could say about these two! They are some of our best friends and they're celebrating their 1 year anniversary next Friday! We felt it appropriate to snap some photos to celebrate the love they share.
Amanda, I'm so thankful for our friendship we've developed over the last year or so. I'm extra thankful that you're in Shane's life taking care of that old man ;)
Shaner, love ya bud. So so happy for you!
Monday and Tuesday this week are basically my Saturday and Sunday, so naturally these past two days have been filled with HGTV home makeover shows and baby snuggles. When I got Addie down for a nap yesterday, I decided to just quickly scan through my new inquiry emails. I received an email that literally made my jaw drop and left me speechless.
Surely someone who is bad at math, just like me, counted wrong. "Are my days screwed up? Is it April 1st already?", honestly ran through my head. There are SO many talented photographers in our area, so many much more talented than me- this seriously can't be real. Things like this just don't happen to me! This will probably be a once in a lifetime thing haha... The email was signed with a name, number and requested I give her a call.
So I dialed 'er up and it was confirmed.