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!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!