I feel like this all happened so fast! One minute I’m getting to hug these two in real life at our LIVE event that we hosted for our Business Collection students in December and the next, we’re booked to shoot their destination wedding and I’m hopping on a plane to Florida to take their engagement photos! How exciting! Jack and Haleigh are the sweetest couple that we connected with during our year-long Business Journey experience that we hosted for over 600 photographers! Haleigh was one of our students who didn’t just watch the course content but she dove in and gave it her all.
The results of her hard work are a growing, thriving business and I couldn’t be more proud!! I actually had a chance to Facetime with her to hear about her success in the fall of 2019 and this is when I first encountered her sweet, calming and kind personality. She shared with me not only her business success but also her personal story. Her amazing father has been battling cancer and the changes she’s made in her business are allowing her to be there for him in way she wasn’t able to before. She’s one of her father’s main caregivers and her deep love for him evident within just a few minutes of talking with her.
When she emailed me letting me know that she was engaged and that they were planning an epic destination wedding, my first thought was about her dad. No matter how he’s feeling when her wedding day arrives, capturing them together is going to be one of the greatest honors for me! I’m so humbled that I get to fill that role.
This shoot couldn’t have been more perfect. I’m bummed we didn’t get to film it for KJ ALL ACCESS because it was in conjunction with a family vacation and we would have had to have brought BOTH kids (yikes!)…. but I AM thrilled with final images! They are even better than I thought they would be when I glanced at them on the back of my camera and I cannot WAIT to share them!
Jack and Haleigh, thank you for doing a ridiculous amount of walking, nuzzling, and following my many instructions! Thank you for not judging me when I squealed like a small child when the glow was just right! When you scroll to the bottom, you’ll see why I couldn’t contain my excitement! Enjoy my favorites and I can’t wait for this summer to get 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.