Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
That same ability to envision what she hoped for in a business carries over to other parts of her life. She had high expectations (as she should) for a husband to one day spend the rest of her life with. Her dad shared that there were times he and her momma wondered if she would find someone that would meet such high expectations. Well, this past January, I received an email from Melanie sharing that she had found him!!! We were technically booked for 2020 but just happened to have the ability to add one more fall wedding date to the calendar and we were thrilled!!! We were thrilled to be a part of their story and thrilled to see an old friend! It’s just amazing to me how God allows connections and relationships to be built in all different parts of our business. If you had told me during our workshop together that we would one day have the honor of capturing such an important part of Melanie’s life down the road, I wouldn’t have believed you. She knows so many photographers and yet she chose us?! We’re so thankful!
Jonathan and Melanie’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful. The weather was incredible, the light was perfect, the timeline was amazing but most importantly, watching these two start their life together was inspiring and encouraging. They love one another in such a pure and joyful way…..they love the Lord wholeheartedly…. and their day was centered more around their marriage than the prettiness of everything…. which is how it should be. As Jonathan watched Melanie walk down the aisle, he was in tears… almost as if he was just in awe of what God had done and who he gets to spend the rest of his life with. I don’t blame him! Just wait until you see Melanie. She was stunning. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I can’t wait for you to see what I mean!
So, enjoy my favorites from this amazing day and forgive me, I blogged way too many. I realize this! I just had a hard time narrowing it down!! Congratulations Jonathan and Melanie! Michael and I are thrilled to have been a small part of such a big season of your life!! We love you both and we’re cheering for you!!!
Ceremony + Reception| The Grand Ivory
Dress Store | Chantilly Couture
Dress Designer | Jenny Yoo
Florist | Olive Grove
Planner | Ivory & Vine Events
Hair & Make Up | Meagan Bechtl Starr
Videographer | Candlelight Films
Cake | Candy Haven
Catering | Vestals Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux
Groom’s Bow Tie | Brackish
Invitations | Sizelove Letter Co.
Photo Backdrop | Tiana May Designs
View their Engagement Session HERE!
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!!!