This beautiful wedding day took place in the rolling hills of West Virginia, just past the Virginia state line. Wild Goose Farm is a venue that I’ve never photographed before and let me tell you, it was a treat! We didn’t even have the sun join us for most of the day and yet we were able to capture beautiful portraits! Between the horses, old fences, stunning estate home, lily pad covered pond, old stone walls, rustic barn, open fields and a historic stone arch, I was in photographer heaven!
We absolutely loved being a part of Brian and Shannon’s wedding day! Brian is Michael’s youngest cousin and I specifically remember his mom telling us about Shannon when they first started dating. She loved her and so did we. After meeting her for the first time, Michael and I both said, “We hope she’s the one!”…. and she was! Shannon is kind, smart, driven, funny and just overall the sweetest person to add into our family. Not only is she all of those things, she’s also gorgeous. I have been looking forward to capturing her as a bride since the day we found out that Brian had popped the question!!!
Their wedding day was simple, classy and filled with so much joy! Some people ask us if we’re truly able to enjoy family weddings when we’re photographing them and the answer is yes! We love it and we consider it such an honor to be the ones preserving the memories of their day. We loved doing our thing while also being surrounded by so many of Michael’s family members!! As you scroll through these images, enjoy seeing the highlights of their day and if you look closely, you may see some family members you recognize sprinkled throughout the images!!! Enjoy!
Ceremony + Reception | Wild Goose Farm
Dress Store | Bridal Impressions
Florist | Moonflower Farm
Planner | Ashley Brosh-Anderson
Hair & Make Up | Poetically Brushed LLC
DJ | Digital Illusion
Cake | Country Roads Bakery
Catering | Jordan Springs Market
Bridesmaids Dresses | Kennedy Blue
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Invitations | Magnet Street
View their Engagement Session HERE!
It’s been a while since I’ve photographed an engagement session at beautiful Maymont Park. Meeting Ryan and Danielle there was perfect even though I totally forgot that Maymont closes so early! We heard a reminder that the park would be closing soon and just as I started to feel a bit panicked, the clouds cleared, the sun started to shine and I was able to capture the most beautiful light before we unexpectedly had to leave the park!
This beautiful day began in the historic manor house at Belmont Country Club. Abby was showing me her details and then she gave me a gift and told me to open it. I questioned her because it just didn’t seem right for the photographer to be opening a gift on the bride’s wedding day but she insisted! Abby had made me a custom cross-stitch of Michael and I with cameras in our hands! It looks JUST like us and I was just amazed at her talent and thoughtfulness!
Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!
This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!
Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!
Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.