This wedding is special to me. Growing up, Michael and I were Youth Group kids. Our best friendships, our craziest adventures and the foundation of our faith stemmed from our time and experiences in Youth Group and we owe so much of our growth to our leaders. Jennifer’s dad, TJ, was one of those leaders. He never missed a mission trip. He was always down for something crazy. He was kind, trustworthy, loyal and I know he loved us and loved the Lord.
It still seems so hard to believe that he isn’t here. TJ lost his battle with cancer four years ago and we’ve felt a hole in our lives ever since. However, because TJ was one of the happiest guys we have ever known… full of energy and joy… I think he would want us to be rejoicing… especially on his daughter’s wedding day.
Paul and Jennifer’s wedding day was what a country couple’s wedding dreams are made of! They have cattle in the background of their portraits, the ceremony overlooked a small pond and their sunset portraits were taken in an open field while their reception was held in a gorgeous white barn (that has a REALLY great air conditioning system! Praise the Lord!) It was a HOT day… but it was also so beautiful.
Their wedding day was rescheduled from May because of the pandemic and so it seemed like such a win to get to celebrate with them and finally capture them as a married couple! My dad officiated the ceremony and made everyone tear up. He has a way of doing that, especially when he’s remembering a dear friend.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful country wedding of our sweet friend, hometown friend and her new husband!!!
Ps. We LOVED getting to shoot this wedding with our amazing friends Ty and Ash!!!! Don’t miss their sneak peek below! :
Ceremony | Oakdale
Reception | Oakdale
Dress Store | Annalise Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer | Anne Barge
Florist | King William Florist
Planner | Mary Jane with Oakdale
Hair | Meghan Beasley Hair Design
Make Up | FBJ Weddings
DJ | H & W Entertainment
Videographer | The Herrintons
Cake | Carytown Cupcakes
Catering | Mission BBQ
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Soft Serve | Mister Softee
View Paul + Jennifer’s Engagement Session HERE!
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!
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!!!