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:
32 Years. Over three decades. Can you image the impact? My dad accepted the call to our tiny little part of Virginia when I was just 18mos old.
Off season is here!! For wedding photographers, this is hopefully a time to rest and rejuvenate before busy season kicks back in. This is also a great time to focus on some back-end business tasks you might have had on your plate for a while now.
2021 was a year to remember! I decided to close out YouTube for the year, by reflecting back on life lessons 2021 taught me – what worked, what didn’t and what I hope to remember as I move into 2022.
You guys know talking about the tech side of a photography business is not my expertise… but thankfully it IS Tyler’s!!! I asked him to take over this YouTube video because I want to help you figure out which Mac is going to be the best one for you (even though I shouldn’t be the one to help you with that!!)!
It’s been years since I’ve done a round-up of some of my favorite images from the year! I struggle to narrow these down and so I decided to showcase some of the images with the best candid emotions!
Welcome back to another Behind the Image! In this series I take you behind the scenes of a real wedding day and then analyze one image! Today we’re analyzing an image from a wedding we shot back in May that should NOT have worked…but it did!!