Oh my goodness I had such a blast with Bradford & Lauren for their engagement session!! We met in downtown Roanoke, where the two of them have recently moved and explored all of the gorgeous brick buildings and storefronts down there! These two are getting married at The Trivium Estate at the end of this month and I cannot wait! Their wedding is going to be SO gorgeous!!
One of my most favorite things about my job is getting to meet these amazing couples and see first hand how they interact and love on each other! Brad & Kaitlyn are seriously SO adorable together, and they are just so happy & constantly giggling and laughing around each other! I love it when a couple is practically giddy to be around each other- it makes my job of capturing their relationship and joy SO easy! Brad & Kaitlyn met me out at Sweet Briar College- a local spot I absolutely love because there is SO much variety and beauty around the campus! From open fields, historic brick buildings, ponds and lake houses- everywhere you turn there's another spot to take a picture!
I am so excited for their wedding here in Lynchburg, Virginia in the Spring! They have some super fun, unique ideas up their sleeves & I know it's going to be a blast!!
Oh my goodness am I SO excited to share this wedding today! Josh & Jenny have been dating since HIGH SCHOOL- and have survived through 11 years of dating, long-distance, college, and so much more! You really could just feel how thrilled they were to be at this point, and that their families were so glad to be uniting! Their wedding at Glenburn Farms was so beautiful! It was the most perfect fall weather, blue skies, and the mountain views! Seriously, picture heaven!!
They had the sweetest no peek where they exchanged letters and a prayer with each other. I swear, I will never not cry in those moments! They are the sweetest!! I wasn't alone in my reactions seeing Jenny walk down the aisle and Josh start crying. Then every time Jenny looked up at Josh during the ceremony she started tearing up. Gah my heart!!
We snuck out for some sunset portraits after dinner and OH MY GOSH was it perfection! I swear I could have stayed out there forever with these two!! Their reception was SO much fun- literally everyone was on the dance floor- even Jenny's grandma got out there and danced with everyone!!
Thank you thank you thank you to the amazing vendors from Josh & Jenny's wedding day!!
Coordinator: Simplicity with Vicki Itson in Rocky Mount, Virginia
Bridal Hair: Hair Associates in Roanoke, Virginia
Makeup: LASH etc. in Roanoke, Virginia
Bridal Gown: Celebration Bridal in Lynchburg, Virginia
Florist & Decorations: Gloriosa in Roanoke, Virginia
Ceremony Doors: Happily Ever After in Lynchburg, Virginia
Officient: Deacon Mark Allison with St. Andrews and Jay Lyons
Catering: Pumpernickel Pickle in Salem, Virginia
It's officially October, which means it's officially my busiest time of year! Shooting 7 weddings this month, and lots and lots of family sessions, means that there'll be a lot to share, yet not a lot of time to share it! I'm working on maintaining balance with my kindergartner and workload, which means that some things just aren't going to happen! I'm planning on writing a blog post about surviving the crazy, hopefully I'll get that written and published before the end of the month! ;)
This weekend was so much fun! We had an amazing wedding in Roanoke, at Glenburn Farms in Vinton, Virginia celebrating Josh & Jenny! Their wedding was SO gorgeous I cannot wait to share their entire blog post!!
I also held some Fall mini-sessions on Sunday afternoon! These can be exhausting, but also super fun because I get to meet some amazing families & update their family photos and this year was no exception! I'm so excited to share some of the photos from this weekend!
Everything about AJ & Kim's wedding day was so beautiful and classy! From her gorgeous venue at The Trivium Estate, that ahhh-mazing gown, the gorgeous florals, and her super sweet groom, that had a smile on his face all day.
I know you've heard this before, but AJ & Kim just radiate their love for each other! It's so inspiring to be around a couple that is so happy and joyful- and you could just tell from all of their friends and family there for the day! These two needed no direction from me, they just automatically cuddled up together, laughed, kissed, and got lost in the moment. I was in portrait heaven with these two- I wish we had another hour for portraits! ;)
Their first look was stunning & so sweet! AJ surprised Kim with the most thoughtful gifts and notes, and he was almost speechless when he saw her put together in her dress! Ahh So sweet! I've been so excited to share these photos with you guys!
The amazing vendor dream-team:
Coordinator: Heidi with The Trivium Estate
Bridal Gown and Accessories: David's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen: Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaids: David's Bridal