I don’t know if I have ever photographed a more gracious bride in the most horrendous heat! Seriously, Kelsey is a literal angel on earth. She brought her entire family to Virginia from South Dakota for this portrait session and was so incredibly kind even in the midst of 100 degree heat and humidity!
Virginia, I am disappointed in how you showed up for these friends from across the country. They have their fair share of challenging weather but I have to say, the day of their shoot, I was constantly apologizing for Virginia’s hot and thick air. This was new to them! They don’t deal with humidity in South Dakota and so we truly gave them a true taste of the south’s warmest, summer days.
Despite the heat and the humidity, Kelsey was so excited to be there and I was too. How in the world did I convince a photographer to fly her husband, daughter, sister and her sister’s boyfriend across the country for a portrait session at our best friend’s property in Lexington, Virginia?! I say that like it’s unheard of but honestly, I placed my own family up and flew them to Utah for my favorite photographer to capture us and I would do it again in a heartbeat! So, I actually do understand how this came to be and I am still in awe that someone would do that to get in front of my camera! What an incredible honor!
Humidity and all, we made the most of this beautiful glowy light and stunning couple! They exchanged letters to one another and it was beautiful. I love capturing vow renewals that are truly a time to reconnect and celebrate all that they have been through together. We didn’t have nearly enough time together but the short two hours we did have together, we learned that Tom and Kelsey are just the sweetest couple. They daughter, Marina, stole our hearts and her sister was amazing. We felt honored that we got to meet their whole crew!!
Starting a school for our kids and community was going to be a big undertaking, we knew that! But we have learned so much alongside our kids that has made this endeavor all worth it.
It’s hard for me to remember the last time that I took portraits at the infamous Virginia Tech Duck Pond but I know it had to have been several years ago!
It’s no surprise that this GORGEOUS wedding was picked up by BRIDES Magazine! Between the perfectly paired color scheme, beautiful florals, an amazing venue, the list goes on. The details that Paige + Nikhil thought about for their wedding day are simply stunning.
I walked into the venue for the welcome dinner.. And I knew it was going to be dark.. But I didn’t think it would be THIS DARK!
There are several seasons of starting a business and what it looks like to continue to grow and scale as the business changes! We’re on the last episode of the Startup Series and the stage of business that I’m still in.
Can a professional photographer use the Canon RF 50mm 1.8 or is it necessary to have the high end Canon RF 50mm1.2L? We’re going to put them to the test to find out!