The term “DIY Wedding” has so many meanings in today’s wedding industry. I planned my own DIY wedding and it was elaborate and slightly over the top because I just couldn’t stop the ideas!! There are other types of DIY weddings that can be a bit stressful because the bride put all of the pressure and responsibility on herself and didn’t let anyone help. Thankfully, Lauren didn’t fall into either of these categories!! The BEST type of DIY wedding is a wedding where the bride has the perfect amount of professional help and the most amazing personal touches throughout the ENTIRE day! From the handmade “Bubbly Bar” in the girl’s getting ready room to the INCREDIBLE two story framed backdrop for the ceremony, it was a jaw dropping day!
The amount of thought and time that went into this wedding was just amazing!! Zane and Lauren have known each other for a lifetime. They have been together for ten years! Michael and I can relate! When you date for that long, your wedding day has been a long time coming! The friends and family that surrounded these two couldn’t have been happier for them! It felt like we were with old friends throughout the entire day and their families were so warm and welcoming.
At weddings, it’s so much fun for Michael and I to see their family dynamic roll out throughout the day. I loved Zane and Lauren from their engagement session but then I fell more in love with them after I met their parents…and after I got to know their sisters…and after I got to see grandma breaking it down on the dance floor! It’s such an honor to be a part of celebrations like this! What an amazing job we have! Enjoy the story of Zane and Lauren’s wedding day in images!
Dress Store | Caryn’s
Florist | Rooms, Blooms & More
Venue | The Williamsburg Winery
Hair & Make Up | Style By Design
DJ | Colonial DJ’s
Videographer | Keith Reagan Video & Film
Bakery | Cakealicious
Catering | The Williamsburg Catering Company
Groomsmen Attire | The Inspired Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses | Caryn’s
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!