We headed to an industry event at Kona Grill here in Short Pump several years ago and that’s where I met her! Megan attended this little gathering of photographers and we chatted about how she was dating her high school sweetheart and how marriage seemed SO far away. Since I dated Michael for 8 years before we got married, I totally understood where she was coming from. It’s hard to date that long!! I loved that conversation and little did I know that a few years later, I would be shooting her wedding!!!
This past Sunday, Michael and I drove to Big Spring Farm… one of our favorite places on the planet! I could seriously shoot a wedding here every weekend. We love being with our friends who own the property and we love shooting there because there isn’t any other venue that offers so much variety in portrait locations! Water, rolling hills, rustic barn, restored farmhouse, fence lines, cow pastures, mountains, rocky ledges, willows, fields and mature trees for days!! As you scroll through this post, I want you to recognize that it was RAINING in most of these images! So how did we capture so many gorgeous portraits in the RAIN?! I’ll tell you how…. 1. We were working with one awesome couple who didn’t let the rain freak them out! and 2. We were shooting at an incredible venue with large trees that blocked big rain drops!
Justin and Megan had the most amazing team of vendors working with them to make their day a reality. The florals, the planning, the stationary, the venue, the videography, the DJ, the decor…. everything was just perfect! It was an HONOR to photograph the beginning of their lives together!! We love these two and we’re so thankful that we get to be a part of their lives. After years and years of waiting, they are finally MARRIED and are heading to HAWAII!!!!! Hopefully Megan can find some strong WIFI over there because she has a MASSIVE blog post to scroll through!!
Enjoy viewing my favorite images that tell the story of their day and thanks again to all of the incredible vendors who made this day possible! Links and credits are linked at the bottom of this post!!! Ps. You HAVE to check out The Herrinton’s sneak peek video below too!!! :
Venue | Big Spring Farm
Dress Designer | Pearl by Alexia Designs
Dress Store | Ava Laurenne
Florist | So Lovely Weddings + Blooms
Coordinator | Hello Love Events
Hair + Makeup | Bobby Pins + Blush
Videographer | The Herrintons
Cake | Sorby Sweets
Catering| Wildwood Smokehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Groomsmen Attire | Menguin
Invitations | Minted
Marquee | Light Your Love Marquees
View their Cape May Engagement Session HERE!
View other Big Spring Farm Weddings at the links below:
This beautiful day way unlike any wedding I have ever photographed before. It’s hard to put into words how powerful and inspiring it was.
If you’ve been following my updates since I got the R6 two years ago, you know I LOVE it!! It has been a game changer for me! But there is ONE mistake that I’ve made that cannot be fixed afterwards!
There are things that EVERY photographer should have on their website! We will walk through some students’ websites to see how small changes can impact their perceived value, and for you to see if what they’re missing is something that you are too!
You know what I’m realizing? I’m realizing I am loving getting to see people I love and miss in this very busy season of our life.
We’re gearing up for wedding season and there are so many ways to market yourself DURING a wedding to keep new clients coming in! I have been a wedding photographer for 13 years, and I have never paid for ‘traditional’ advertising!
I am eating my words again! For years, I have used InDesign for everything… but Canva had a HUGE update last year which changed everything!!