Her ring is engraved and it says “The Real Thing” inside of the band. This is their phrase and almost like their motto for their relationship. However, they aren’t just the “real thing” for one another, they are the real thing to everyone around them. These two had a BIG wedding. There were close to 250 guests and I honestly think that Matt hugged and thanked every. single. person. He couldn’t even recess down the aisle without thanking people and loving on them. I just love people that love people well. Michael said that Matt literally complimented his sweet mom at least 5 times when he saw her all dressed up and he did the same once he had a chance to tell Kylene how amazing she looked after the ceremony!
Matt is such a warm and inviting guy and Kylene is the same way. It seems like I’ve known her forever. I loved my time with her and I think my favorite part of the day was getting to watch her interact with her sister Kendall. They are so similar and yet so different at the same time! I love their love for one another!! Their whole family was so kind to us and at the end of the night, I hugged Kylene goodbye and she said “How do you do this every weekend?! This is so sad to say goodbye!!”. It is sad to say goodbye after a YEAR of emails and planning together!! But when you have a day as awesome as Matt and Kylene’s, it’s really hard to be sad for very long!!!
These two literally had a dream wedding! When they entered their reception with confetti falling from the ceiling and everyone screaming and shouting out of pure excitement! It was just amazing!!
I hope you love these two and their beautiful Ritz-Carlton wedding as much as I do! Enjoy!
Kylene’s sweet mom sang with her quartet and it was Amazing!
President Trible and Rosemary are two people that we love dearly. It was so wonderful getting to see them at Matt and Kylene’s wedding!!
Recognize these two?! We love Trevor and Becky!
Dress Store | Bridals by Natalie
Florist | Twinbrook Floral Design
Ceremony Location | Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Reception Location | Ritz Carlton
Wedding Coordinator | Engaging Affairs – Christine
Venue Coordinator | Ritz Carlton – Loretta
Hair + Makeup | Hair & Makeup Unveiled
Band | Gonzo’s Nose
Videographer | Toy Box Productions
Cake + Catering | Ritz Carlton
Bridesmaid Dresses | J. Crew
Groomsmen Attire | Jos. A. Bank
Invitations | Added Touches by Terry
Photo Booth | Booth-o-Rama
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!!