… been married a month, actually one month tomorrow to be exact!! Wow!…. and so I know I have a ton to learn. I’m still in the honeymoon phase where doing his laundry seems fun and loading the dishwasher together doesn’t seem like a chore. We’re still putting together our many many shelves from Ikea and trying to figure out exactly where to hang our bath towels! … Someone PLEASE tell Michael to use the towel rack… NOT the bedroom door:) Anway…I love being married and I really love being able to relate to my brides. They are planning and preparing and doing everything that I JUST finished doing and so it’s great to be able to tell them
that it’s worth it!! All of the planning and the details are WORTH the time and energy! Promise!
Walking around beautiful downtown Richmond with Gardner and Lauren and talking about their wedding plans was different than previous engagement sessions because this time, I was MARRIED! I love it! I know and understand their excitement and that makes it so much easier for me to capture their personalities! I hadn’t met either of them before their session but after 5 minutes of talking to them and seeing Lauren’s boots, I knew we would be friends! I seriously don’t know how I luck out with my couples… ALL of them are awesome and not to mention, GORGEOUS!
The three of us walked up and down Grace Street in downtown Richmond where Lauren is living and where they will start their life together next October! We made our way over the Monument Avenue where it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to not find great portrait locations and we had a blast. Gardner and Lauren are both Dental students and I loved hearing about they future dreams of opening a practice together in a small town. I also loved learning that Lauren is very much a details girl…. which is my kind of girl. Like I said… we’re going to be great friends! I just know it! After meeting these two and getting to know them, I’m a little bummed that I have to wait a whole YEAR for their wedding!!! Gardner and Lauren, you guys are awesome and I am so honored to be a part of this HUGE part of your lives! Thank you!!! Enjoy my favorites!!
I LOVE Lauren’s front porch swing! … and that her boots matched it perfectly!
This was probably one of the first 25 shots I took…. really? They’re THAT good at being in front of the camera!… Their wedding is going to be AWESOME!
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!!!