When I first met Sam + Charlie for breakfast, I knew I loved them right away. They wanted their wedding day to be special. They wanted beautiful images to capture the sweetest moments. They wanted the day to be simple, because they know the most important part about a wedding day is marrying the love of your life.
I love shooting weddings at Wyndridge! I mean, come on! How GORGEOUS is the venue?! I hadn't been here since they first opened and my photographer heart was just so happy when I arrived. As soon as I started the detail photos, I knew it was going to be a great day. It was classy, but not over the top... my style ;)
Your wedding day will be one of the best days of your life, there is no doubt about that, but there are some people out there who aren't into the fancy, fluffy stuff. The idea of a huge production turns them off, and they could care less about what's trending in the wedding industry. If you are one of those people, hello! Let's chat ;)
Your wedding should be real and true to who you are, and if you're not keen on playing head production person, there are other options for you... liiiike eloping! Now, I know what you're thinking... "you want us to run off without our parents and get married?!"... and the answer is no! Your parents can TOTALLY be there! I'm just sayin' lets find a pretty location, someone to marry you guys, and maybe invite your parents and 2(+/-) friends and get ya married! You can throw a party for the rest of the friends and family later!!
Jenn + Don's wedding was my first wedding back at Blue Hound Farm since it's gone under new ownership! If you've ever been to this venue before, you know it had it's own rustic charm. It was beautiful in it's own way, but my goodness have the new owners totally revamped the place! The bridal suite has been redone, the gardens have been redone, and the ceremony site has as well! I knew that the venue paired with Jenn's creative eye was going to be magical, and guys, if I could redo my wedding it'd probably look 95% like this!
This girl was my first paid high school senior gig. That statement alone should let you know how excited I am that her + her mama reached out to me about wedding photography. I actually think her mama reached out to me before Adam proposed!! I have known this family for years now, and knew right away how wonderful this wedding is going to be! When we met for their engagement session, I was pleasantly surprised that Adam was equally as outgoing, friendly and full of smiles as Kelsey is. I'm actually just truly thrilled when any groom shows up to photos in a good mood! Haha! ;) We had such a good time, and I got to see some awesome-ish wrestling type moves at the end of the session when Adam had a photo request! Haha! They've booked a beautiful new venue for their wedding and I'm so excited to experience the venue with them! Enjoy some of my favorites from their engagement session!
Gosh guys. I truly do not even know where to start with this wedding. Starting with an amazing venue + team of vendors, a bride who doesn't stop smiling, a groom who is equally as outgoing and happy as his wife (!!!), grandmas as flower girls and cardboard cut outs of their dog, and Megg asking me to dance with her before the end of the night, it was truly an amazing day. A day that was 10 years in the making and let me tell you what.. EVERYONE was SO EXCITED that the day was finally here and they did not hold back their excitement and happiness.
Megg + James, I can't thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your wedding. Jessie and I have not stopped talking about how wonderful it was to worth the the both of you, your amazing friends and your sweet sweet family. Your wedding was so refreshing for us and was such a great booster to get us through the next 2 crazy months full of weddings! Your love and happiness, super fun personalities, and kind hearts are an inspiration to everyone around you. I hope we can have more pizza and beer dates!! Lol! Seriously though, you guys are amazing and I am so so happy for you <3
This day was just spectacular. It was my first Historic Shady Lane wedding ever, and they were calling for 60% chance of rain! To say I was stressing is an understatement! Mike and I have known Jesse + Erin for some time, and I think it's safe to say everyone who knows them has been waiting for this wedding for a long time! Thankfully, the photography Gods were on my side, and we had 0 rain all day!! Woot woot! I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a little teary eyed editing the photos! I'm so thankful to have been able to capture this special day for them!
Big shout out to Olivia Rehman for 2nd shooting and taking over at the reception so I could enjoy the wedding with our friends!
There are no words for this wedding. Everything was classically beautiful... Timeless.
So timeless that I think I'm returning more black and white images from this Greek Orthodox Church wedding than any wedding before. It truly felt like we flew overseas for this wedding!!! Pete + Alyssa are such wonderful people, and it was such a pleasure to meet their families. I would especially like to give a shout out to Amanda, the bride's sister and Maid of Honor. Girl made sure I got a slice of pizza, and if you've been following along on Instagram, you know I [l o v e] pizza!! (more…)
I will never forget the first time I met Hannah + Spencer for coffee at Starbucks. They were sweet, gentle souls, telling me all about their time together. We talked the details of the day, asked and answered some questions, and we were on our way. A few months later, Hannah came to my house and we finalized everything, and even though it was work, it felt more like hanging out. When their wedding day arrived, I felt 0 nerves! I knew I was working with one of the sweetest bride + grooms ever! It was the first time they were ever in front of my camera and they were pros!!!
I first met Katie's father at my best friend's wedding. At some point, I remember being slightly less than sober, talking to John about his daughter and Steve. I remember John telling me how thankful he is that they found each other, how wonderful Steve is with their boys, and how much he loved his daughter. I had known Steve since high school, so I could attest to how kind he is. I had met Katie a few times before, and thought she was so beautiful and unique... Seriously. I wish I had the guts to rock a full sleeve like she does!!!
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!