One of my favorite things to experience at a wedding is watching the bride and groom really realize how much their life has just changed. Normally when this happens, there are tears and hugs and a few minutes of just being in awe of what just happened. For Tommy and Kayla, this moment happened at different moments. Kayla wiped away tears after the officiant pronounced them man and wife. Tommy’s moment was after they recessed down the aisle and embraced outside of the ceremony. His tears of joy were sweet enough to make anyone watching get emotional. They were just SO happy… and they should be.
Tommy and Kayla have waited a long time for this day and it was perfect. I know I mention the weather a lot but honestly, I can’t believe what we experienced this day, It was probably one of the most beautiful days of the entire summer. It felt like October and not the middle of August!! Amazing! Not only was the weather beautiful, this entire wedding day was stunning! I can’t wait for you to see this incredible reception!
The Dye House is an old historic mill that has been re-done into an event space. It’s one of my favorite indoor reception spaces ever! The exposed brick and cracked plaster on the walls were my favorite parts and the florals were just incredible! I loved how the velvet table linens softened the industrial vibe of the room and the bistro lighting was the perfect way to make it feel extra inviting. If you’re scrolling through this post and think “Wow, she really blogged a lot of reception details” it’s because I just couldn’t narrow down my favorites!
While this wedding was a visual dream, it was also so heartfelt and endearing. Their officiant did an amazing job sharing about their relationship and their love for one another. They are the sweetest duo. Michael and I felt so honored that we were the ones who had the opportunity to capture their day for their family and friends to remember forever!! Enjoy some of my favorite images that tell a visual story of their day!!
This is just so beautiful and I love this wedding!
Ceremony & Reception | Mt. Washington Mill Dye House
Florist | Darling & Daughters
Planner | Enchanting Events and Design
Hair & Make Up | Dorsey Beauty
DJ | Jenny Z Mobile
Videographer | Jon Key Cinema
Catering | Copper Kitchen
Transportation | American Limousines
Stationery | Lana Dreams
Table Runner | Jess Smith Designs
Bride’s Dress | K&B Bridals
Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Grooms Attire | The Black Tux
Lighting & Draping | Event Dynamics
Garter | The Garter Girl
View Kayla + Tommy’s Engagement Session HERE!
32 Years. Over three decades. Can you image the impact? My dad accepted the call to our tiny little part of Virginia when I was just 18mos old.
Off season is here!! For wedding photographers, this is hopefully a time to rest and rejuvenate before busy season kicks back in. This is also a great time to focus on some back-end business tasks you might have had on your plate for a while now.
2021 was a year to remember! I decided to close out YouTube for the year, by reflecting back on life lessons 2021 taught me – what worked, what didn’t and what I hope to remember as I move into 2022.
You guys know talking about the tech side of a photography business is not my expertise… but thankfully it IS Tyler’s!!! I asked him to take over this YouTube video because I want to help you figure out which Mac is going to be the best one for you (even though I shouldn’t be the one to help you with that!!)!
It’s been years since I’ve done a round-up of some of my favorite images from the year! I struggle to narrow these down and so I decided to showcase some of the images with the best candid emotions!
Welcome back to another Behind the Image! In this series I take you behind the scenes of a real wedding day and then analyze one image! Today we’re analyzing an image from a wedding we shot back in May that should NOT have worked…but it did!!