I saw their Facebook updates starting on Thursday! Their bags were packed and they were headed to the airport!! They were flying to Virginia to celebrate and have one of the greatest weekends of their lives! Cameron, Courtney and Aria (their gorgeous baby girl!) traveled from Florida for their beautiful Pippin Hill Wedding, and it was nothing short of spectacular! The weather, the sunlight, the florals, the reception decor…. Cody from Amore Events blew everyone away!! I loved being back at one of my all time favorite venues and the fact that the hydrangeas were still in bloom was just icing on the cake!
Courtney and Cameron were such a joy to work with for their engagement session. They just “get it”. Photographers know what I mean! They are so photogenic, and it makes our job so incredibly easy on the wedding day. There were moments when I just had to tell Courtney that she seriously looked like she walked right out of a bridal magazine and that was the truth! Her beauty and her sweet spirit made this day a photographer’s dream!!!
As I was working on this blog post, I couldn’t help but think about our own wedding because today is our 7 year wedding anniversary!!! 7 years later, I CHERISH my wedding pictures so so much! It’s all that I have remaining from our big day on 10-10-10! Sometimes it hits me just how important our job is. Today is one of those days!! One day Courtney and Cameron are going to be celebrating their 25th, 50th and hopefuly even a 60th wedding anniversary, and they are going to look back on the pictures that Michael and I captured for them! What an incredible honor! I love my job, and I love this sweet couple!
Enjoy my *many* favorites!!! Also, a huge thanks to Cody from Amore Events for being just a gem, and Southern Blooms for creating gorgeous florals, AND Caleb of East West Films for being so easy to work with! This was an amazing wedding weekend!!
Took me a few tries to get this how I wanted it… but I’m loving the final result!
I think he was impressed!
Okkkk WHAT?!?!?! The light was just amazing!!!!
It went from overcast to glowy and we put family formals on hold for a second! It was worth it!
Being a momma of a baby girl…. I’m obsessed with this!
Venue + Catering | Pippin Hill Farm + Vineyard
Florals | Southern Blooms
Dress Store | Loretta Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero
Coordinator | Amore Events
Hair + Makeup | Avenue 42 Style Studio
DJ | Derek Tobler
Videographer | East West Productions
Cake | Cakes by Rachel
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Groomsmen Attire | Jos A Banks
Invitations | Momental Designs
Donut Truck | Carpe Donut
Childcare | Local Nanny Network
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!