Taylor and Tyler have been together for three years, and met through friends. They quickly knew that this was it. Tyler proposed in Charleston, SC after the two took a romantic horse and carriage ride. Tyler had someone take a photo of them in front of the Pineapple Fountain where he got down on one knee. Taylor said it was the perfect evening!
Well... I don't even know where to start as I begin typing this blog post. Hunter surprised me with the most selfless and sweetest gift for our 10 year anniversary on Friday afternoon. He secretly planned a 10 Year Vow Renewal and Anniversary party. I HAD NO IDEA! Like completely blown away... if you can't tell by my face in the pictures. I mean I was seriously uglyyy crying ha ha. He told me all week to be dressed, and ready to go somewhere at 6:45 PM on Friday for our anniversary. That was all I knew. I figured we were going out for a nice dinner or something. I was wrong - lol.
Each Engagement Session is different, and our couples always have their own ideas that they want to incorporate. When I started going over the details with Amanda she began sharing some really neat ideas that they were hoping to include in their photos. So we began to plan the best location, and prop ideas for their photos.
It has been such an incredible wedding season with so many amazing couples! I always say our brides and grooms are absolutely the best. They are so kind, joyful, and completely head over heels in LOVE with their grooms.
Today Liam asked if we could go to Toy’s R Us when I put him in the car to go run some errands. I said " no buddy.. not today. He said " Is it closed? It's ok it will open again. " In his little heart it was just closed for the day, but like Target, Best Buy, etc... it would surely open back up tomorrow. Oh never grow up my sweet Liam. Always be a Toy’s R Us kid.
Such an amazing day Chris and Meghan had! Hunter and I just did video for their wedding day. We had a great time working alongside Andrew and Tianna who did the photography. Meghan was so creative in their theme for the day. She had a travel theme, and all through out their details she included that. With Chris being in the Military and needing to travel it truly made their day uniquely theirs.
When I first met with Megan and Austin we had such a great time talking about all their plans for the wedding day. We met at the cutest little shop in Downtown Norfolk called Hummingbird Macarons. A wedding consultation over one of my favorite desserts is a new favorite for me!
Nicole and Chris's DC Engagement Session will always be one of my favorites! The elegance that Nicole created in the theme of their photos was just classic. Her deep purple dress with a pair of red bottom heels next to Chris in his black suit was completely stunning! Nicole looked like a total supermodel!
Vicki and Blake had the sweetest wedding day! So many things Vicki put together herself or had her amazing friends help her with. You could just feel the LOVE through out this whole day. Her Grandma made her cake, and Vicki did so many of the decorations completely DIY.
The color palette of peach, mint, and greens were so pretty for the Garden theme of their day. When Blake saw his bride it was all tears. Such a beautiful moment. All the planning and time put into their dream day was here, and everything that they had hoped for.
It is officially busy season for us! Weddings and engagements are surely filling up our weekends and weeknights. When Austin and Megan's Engagement Session came around I was so happy to have a beautiful Spring evening for them.
Stacie and Josh's wedding day was just perfect to kick off our 2018 wedding season! They had a small intimate wedding with just close friends and family at the Founder's Inn. The whole day was filled with emotions and joy. Stacie and Josh have been through so much together. Each part of the day brought waves of emotions. From the daddy and daughter First Look all the way to the First Dance I was trying to make sure I could see through my lens when watching them all tear up.
As we began planning the vision for this Styled Shoot the main thing we knew we wanted was snow! We were very excited when the Wintergreen Resort was happy to have us come and shoot at there snow covered mountain top.
To end our 2017 Wedding Season we had the most unique wedding we have ever had the opportunity to be apart of! Our sweet couple, Britni and Phil, had their first date at the Military Aviation Museum. It was the perfect place to come back to, and say their " I Do's. " Phil worked as an Plane Mechanic there for many years, and the place shared so much history and memories for them.
I had one very special Engagement Session to end our 2017 year. Hunter has known James for several years now. They both served on the Army National Guard's Honor Guard, and became good friends. Brittney and James wanted to schedule their engagement photos to announce the recent proposal, and also before James deploys in January.
What a wonderful year thanks to all of our amazing couples! We had the opportunity to travel quite a bit this year, and are looking forward to all of the 2018 weddings that are in some beautiful new venues! We truly have the best brides and grooms, and feel so blessed to love what we do.
Brenna and Blake are Middle School Sweethearts! How amazing is that?!? With Hunter and I being High School Sweethearts I was just in LOVE with their story when I found out how long they have been together. Every wedding day is unique and special, but the whole day was just filled with so much joy and emotions from everyone. The day had finally come to see these two become husband and wife as they were always destined to be.
The PERFECT Fall day is what Melissa and Tony had for their wedding. The weather could not of been nicer out. The Wren Chapel is the sweetest little Ceremony Venue for William and Mary Alumni. We have been there a few times for weddings, and just love it! Not to mention after the Ceremony the gorgeous area in Colonial Williamsburg for portraits.