me and said she wanted a magical wedding! She wanted it to be magical and whimsical! Brittnie and her mom met with me months ago and as soon as I sat down with them, I could totally see why Brittnie wanted a “Magical” wedding! SHE was magical! She seriously reminds me of a disney princess! The way she talks, how beautiful she is, her positive attitude… she’s just wonderful! How do I get to work with such fabulous brides? I have no idea! I’m just so thankful that I get to be a part of their big day in August. When I first met Brittnie, I asked about Austen and how they met. She smiled and said “Oh he’s my high school sweetheart”. And because I married my
high school sweetheart, I understood what all the smiling was about. It’s just so much fun to share with people that you have been in love with your husband since you were a TEENAGER in HIGH SCHOOL! Austen and Brit met at Spotsy High School and so they wanted to take their engagement pictures there. Now this was an interesting location for me to shoot but it was actually REALLY fun trying to find little nooks and crannies of great light and awesome backdrops! Who knew loading decks and dumpster areas were so photogenic! They reminisced about high school and Austen’s baseball days and we made our way around the campus. I’m glad they were able to have their portraits done in a space that reminded them so much of “them”. It was a scorching 98 degrees on Monday and so I’m SO impressed at what we accomplished! Enjoy my favorites and Austen and Brittnie, I cannot WAIT for your big day… I just know it will be nothing short of magical!!!Really, this is a loading dock for the trucks to bring in school lunches! Who knew it could make such pretty portraits! Those paint splatters make it look “magical”! :) GIRL! You’re beyond beautiful!!!!! Brittnie has the best jaw line… ever! I’m so jealous! And this was taken on a hose… haha whatever works! (and is teal!) LOVE! yessss… And just FYI…. 5 is their lucky number:) So I threw this one in here… ya know, for good luck:)
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.