This day started with a lot squeals, hugs and “oh my goodness it’s finally here!”. It seems like we were just in downtown Roanoke for Ted and Candi’s engagement session at the train museum. We spent their engagement session getting to know them and hearing all about their families. One of my favorite things about a wedding day is that Michael and I get to finally meet all of the people that we have heard our couple speak so highly of. Ted and Candi’s family and friends were just a DELIGHT to be around!
Candi’s bridesmaids were so incredibly sweet. I honestly felt so undeserving of the compliments they gave us throughout the day. They were so kind, inclusive and encouraging…. just like Candi. It’s no wonder they are all such great friends and close family members! Throughout the day, friends mentioned both in the ceremony and in their toasts about Ted and Candi’s love for their parents. Being a parent myself, it inspires me. What a legacy to have children who love and respect you and your marriage so much that it’s a common topic brought up on their wedding day!
It may have been the last weekend in October but it was a beautiful 70 degrees and the leaves decided to stay on the trees just long enough for us to take some beautiful portraits! We were working in high-speed mode after the ceremony to get everything accomplished but you would never know it in their portraits! Ted and Candi are pros. They are such a joy to work with and it saddens me that our time with them is over!
This wedding post is the LAST ONE of 2019 and I couldn’t think of a more perfect couple to end with than these two. Ted and Candi, we love you both! Your day was a dream and it was such a privilege to be the ones there to capture it!! Thank you for allowing us to be there!!! I can’t wait to share my favorites! Enjoy this visual story of your amazing fall wedding day!!!
Her dad’s picture was on her bouquet. I love this picture so much because it’s such a sweet reminder of his legacy during Candi’s wedding day.
Gosh I love this! oh. my. sweet. goodness.
Ceremony | First United Methodist Church
Reception | Taubman Museum of Art
Dress Store | Studio I Do Bridals – Roanoke
Dress Designer | Martina Liana – Essence of Australia
Florist | Creative Occasions Events
Planner | Andrea Ferris
Hair & Make Up | GLAMHOUSE Day Spa
Videographer | Michael’s Video and Wedding Cinema
Catering | Blue Ridge Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses | Sorella Vita by Essense of Australia
Groomsmen Attire | Jos. A. Bank
Invitations | Minted
Lighting | Lighting Ninja
Photo Booth | Swell Photo Booths
View their Engagement Session HERE!
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.
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!
This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the evening with Megan and Tim in the country outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I just love Virginia. We really have it all… beaches, mountains, history, and great schools! JMU, while it did play a role in Tim and Megan’s story, isn’t actually where it started!