I met Jen and Gino at 6:45am for their engagement session. Anyone who is fun to be around at 6:45am is just incredible! I loved them from that moment! They both have such a genuine, easy-going way about them that makes them so easy to love and get to know. It makes sense that they would also have amazing friends. One of my favorite moments during their day was in the morning when the girls were getting ready. We did something different at the Mill this time; because there is only one window in the bridal suite, we decided to take some getting ready shots outside!
As we stood on the back deck with all of the bridesmaids, Jen was getting her jewelry on and the bridesmaids were anxious to give her their surprise. They had written letters to her with the sweetest gift and I know it meant the world to Jen because she didn’t even try to hold back her tears. She was literally encircled by the women in her life who love her the most and it was the sweetest moment. It was the kind of moment that made me want to text the women who love me like that in my own life! It’s such an honor to capture wedding days like this!!!
Jen and Gino shared a first look and soon after that first moment Jen gave Gino a surprise gift. I honestly don’t know exactly what she gave him… but I know that it was so incredibly meaningful! She handed him an iPhone and told him to put the headphones in. He started listening and it was only a few seconds before the tears started. Evidently Jen recorded herself singing something that meant the world to him and it wrecked him. The tears were flowing and the emotions were so raw and genuine. Those are the moments that get me. Their entire wedding was just dreamy! I’m so happy with all of the portraits we were able to capture and I can’t wait to show you!!
And what’s better than getting to photograph an incredible couple at one of our favorite venues?! Getting to work with one of our favorite vendors! Mike and Shaina are dear friends of ours and we hadn’t seen them in forever! It was so fun to spend the day alongside of them and capture Jen and Gino’s perfect day! Enjoy some of my favorites!!
Venue, Coordinator, Catering | The Mill at Fine Creek
Dress Designer | Matthew Christopher
Dress Store | Designer Loft NYC
Florist | Photosynthesis Floral Design
Hair + Makeup | Hello Darling Beauty
Cinematography | Shaina Koren
Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Invitations | Minted
Favors | Candle With a Cause
Popsicles | King of Pops
Rentals | Paisley and Jade
Quartet | String of Pearls
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!!