friends… some photographers hate it, some love it. I happen to be one that LOVES it. What better way to capture a couple’s personality! I met Drew a LONG time ago…. well, like 6 years ago (when you’re only 22, 6 years is a LONG time!) Michael and Drew met at CNU and later became roommates. I was in high school and my only goal on the weekends was to try to find some way to make it down to Newport News. I loved it there. I loved CNU, I loved Michael’s friends and I loved feeling like a college student! It’s hard to be believe those days are gone. College is over now and a LARGE percentage of our college friends are tying the knot!
Kelsey and Drew are getting married in July and I couldn’t be more excited about shooting their wedding!! I love shooting friend’s weddings because 1. I KNOW the couple and it is so easy and natural to capture their personalities! and 2. I actually get to BE at the wedding! The worst part about being a photographer and being RIGHT out of college is that if I’m not shooting a friend’s wedding… I most likely have to miss it. Ohhhh it’s an awful feeling! But no worries here! I’ll be capturing Drew and Kelsey’s big day and it’s going to be perfect! I love these two. My job was so incredibly easy because Kels can’t look at Drew without smiling at him. We had a PERFECT fall afternoon to shoot their session at Maymont (where Drew popped the question!). I loved my time with them and I’m so excited to show you their pics, I can hardly stand it! So here they are!! Enjoy and have a fabulous Friday!!
Drew and Kelsey, you’re the best!!! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this HUGE celebration!!
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!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!