Wedding

When I arrived at Alicia’s childhood home for the getting ready portion of the day, the first thing she did was show me the inside joke gift her friend got her that featured a photo of Alicia dressed as Voldemort. Is she my people or what? 

I get so emotional when couples get ready at the home where they grew up. Seeing their cute little baby and school photos next to them getting ready on their wedding day is surreal and magical. And with it being just after Christmas, we were all feeling the warm and fuzzies. That is until I just HAD to drag Alicia out into the gorgeous light in her parent’s backyard and make her almost step on a snake… twice. NEVER A DULL MOMENT, FOLKS.

Emily and Joshua are the type of people that everyone loves immediately. Their vendors at Brick Gables were all talking amongst ourselves that day about how lucky we all were to know them and be a part of their amazing wedding! They literally radiate joy, it’s not even fair. 😁 Like no one noticed the all day rain because of the actual sunlight coming from the two of them. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

Alyssa and Jim had the most incredible October wedding at The Farm at Eagles Ridge. I think I spent the entire day either trying not to cry or fanning myself because the chemistry between those two is insane. The weather was perfect, barely a breeze, everything went smoothly. And holy crow guys, their first look. I can’t even look at the pictures without my eyes starting to tear up. The way Jim looked at Alyssa and took care of her and held her all day is the stuff of novels and legend.

Most people don't meet their soulmates in high school. But you only have to spend five minutes with Afton and Josiah to see that they are one of those rare perfect matches. It's cliche but it's true - when they look at each other, there's a massive spark. And not only are they adorable together, but they're also so funny and a joy to be around!

I’ve been friends with Ashley since the fourth grade so when she asked me to be her wedding photographer, I squealed with excitement! And when I got to meet her amazing husband Brandon at their engagement session, I was so happy for her because he’s just the best! They love each other fiercely and are really and truly each other’s best friends. Growing up we always talked boys and relationships and all of the fun and drama that goes with it! Knowing that Ashley was marrying such a kind, giving and funny man (and I’m tearing up just writing this) made the day even more special.

Wedding days are often described as perfect, but Megan and Ryan's truly was. Everything went on without a single hitch and everyone had such a great time! It was the perfect kind of bright overcast day and it wasn't too hot, which is rare at the end of summer. When I walked into the farmhouse to see Megan and her bridesmaids in the morning, they were all relaxing in adorable matching robes sipping mimosas from their customized champagne flutes. Can every morning start like that? 😎

Samantha and Jordan brought their adorable pet bunny for portraits and her flower girls were her grandmas. Do you need any more incentive to check out their adorable details? 😍 They had the perfect sunny summer day up at Bell Mountain Estates. And when we arrived for the getting ready portion of the day, her bridesmaids greeted me with open arms and offers of any assistance needed. Sam and Jordan picked the most wonderful friends and family to be part of her wedding and they all made such a huge impact on an already wonderful day!

It rained all day on the day Trevor proposed to Kelly and at their engagement session so it was only fitting that it rained all day for their wedding too. :-) I personally love rainy day weddings, especially at a venue like Linwood Estate. The inside is absolutely beautiful and you can't beat the gorgeous front porch for portraits.

Not only are Sam and Markus adorable together, they’re also totally my people. Sam is so kind, creative, and down for anything! And Markus is hilarious and kept me laughing all day! Their wedding was the perfect warm summer day and their details at the Eden were PERFECT! Their style and decor enhanced the natural light and twinkly beauty of the Eden ballroom perfectly!