Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lauren + Michael | JMU: Harrisonburg, Virginia + Destination Engagement Photographer

Lauren and Michael are my first 2016 couple to do their engagement session! It's so exciting thinking about next year and I feel beyond lucky to get to be a part of these people's lives!! Lauren and Michael live in Arlington but met at JMU and are having their wedding in Charlottesville at Mount Ida so it seemed fitting that they came here to do their shoot. I hadn't ever shot on JMU's campus before but I went early to scope it out and found a ton of fun places! We didn't get to them all but the light was beautiful and I had a blast laughing and wandering around with these two! Lauren and Michael, thanks for being AMAZING!! Hope you love these!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Katie + Aaron | Obici House: Suffolk, Virginia + Destination Wedding Photographer

Katie and Aaron, what a beautiful love you have for one another and not only for one another, but for God. I will never forget meeting you on that snowy day at your engagement session and one of the first things you guys asked was if we could pray before the shoot. That was so special and said a lot about you as a couple. I felt honored to be your photographer more than ever in that moment.

Weddings give you an inside look at people's lives and I love that. I have had one beautiful, emotional, amazing wedding after another this year and I often just go back through the photos and smile at the memories. They're not even my memories but they still make me smile. I really do work with the greatest couples. Katie and Aaron's day was just one of those days where I loved every moment. I'm not super emotional on wedding days because I usually just get in work mode but at Katie and Aaron's first look, I was smile crying the whole time. :) They did exactly what a photographer wants for the first look -- they forgot I was there and just spent a few moments together. You'll see in the photos below but honestly, it was one of my favorite moments as a wedding photographer. It's hard to put into words so I'll let you enjoy some of my favorite images from the day! I hope you can feel the joy in these! Get ready for a long post... My decision-making skills are getting worse.

Surprise fireworks during the exit! So fun!

Venue | Obici House
Dress | Essense
Catering | Sweetwater Cuisine