We drove through the winding road outside of Lexington, VA and we didn’t really know exactly where we were headed. Our iphone’s GPS was serving us well until we hit the dead spot in the mountains and for a few minutes there, we thought we were going to have to guess our way to the venue!! Luckily our signal returned and we made our way up to Irvine Estate! After a few minutes of a steep climb to tho top of the mountain, the trees opened up and it was such an amazing venue. The ceremony location overlooks what has to be one of the most beautiful views in Virginia and that’s where Noah and Kaylie tied the knot this past Saturday. After the big east coast storms blew through last week, a cold front came in and created PERFECT wedding conditions on Saturday! It was 76 and sunny!! As we started the day, Kaylie mentioned that there was this beautiful willow tree at the bottom of the mountain that she LOVED
and so we decided to give it a try for the first look! (This was a brave move on our part because we hadn’t even seen the location yet!). Luckily Kaylie has a great eye and the willow tree was gorgeous. The light was perfect and besides the mud, it was the an amazing first look spot!! :) Kaylie didn’t mind at all. She lifted up her dress and walked to her groom!! This spot was so perfect for them because Noah proposed until a willow tree AND it was next to the water where a giant carpe swam by during their portraits! If you remember anything from their engagement session, Kaylie actually works for a fishery and so this was so appropriate!! Their first look location wasn’t the only beautiful part of their wedding day! Kaylie and her mom did an incredible job planning and decorating! It was just stunning!! I can’t wait for you to see!
Noah and Kaylie, we couldn’t have picked a sweeter couple to spend last Saturday with!! You two are amazing and we absolutely loved capturing your day and meeting your families! I hope Eleuthra is treating you well!!! xoxoLoved Kaylie’s dress!! Her vintage victorian theme was so beautiful! She LOVES hydrangeas and the venue was surrounded with them! So perfect! Her invitations were cloth hankies that the guests brought to the wedding! So excited! Lucky gals! Look at all of those Tiffany’s bags! Best first look hug!!! He’s so happy! Such a gorgeous setting! Aren’t their colors fun and happy?! I’m loving Michael’s side bouquet shots! They are his specialty! :)
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
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!