As soon as we pulled up, Tori’s dad met us at the door and welcomed us. He mentioned that there were bad storms over Blacksburg that were moving our way and we all hoped for the best. Surely these pop-up thunderstorms would miss us, right? As I was working on shooting details, the thunder started. Tori was nervous. Everyone in the room could tell that she was nervous and rightfully so. It was her dream wedding day. She has worked so hard to plan this celebration and their ceremony was supposed to be outside overlooking the mountains!!
I reassured everyone that surely this storm would pass over quickly. After all, it never thunders for hours and hours unless you’re in the midst of a hurricane! The rain started to come down. It started as sprinkles but then quickly turned into a downpour and we were all a little worried. Sheets of rain started coming in sideways under the porch and we made a game plan to get the bride up to the ceremony area to wait it out. As soon as we made it to the top of the hillside, the rain died down and the sun actually started to peek through the trees! It was so fitting that the bridal party entered the ceremony to “Here Comes the Sun!”. It was a wedding-day-weather-miracle! Not only did the rain stop just in time for the ceremony to take place, but it also dropped the temperature by ten degrees and brought some lingering cloud-cover so that no one had to squint.
I feel like the weather on Logan and Tori’s wedding day was such a representation of life. There will be storms but the sun always comes back out again. The longer I photograph weddings, the more I fully understand the beauty of this celebration. It’s not just getting a new last name or a new title. It’s obviously not about photos (even though I think they are a TOP priority!). It’s about making a covenant to do life side by side with the person you love the most…. no matter how hard it gets. I’m so excited to see Tori and Logan start on this new adventure together as husband and wife. Their beautiful day was just a small piece of all of the beautiful adventures they will experience as husband and wife!
We love this sweet family and we loved being the ones capturing the beginning of their story!! Enjoy my favorites from their beautiful, mountaintop wedding!
One of my favorites!
One of my favorites!The over cast skies allowed us to really see the mountains!!! So thankful! This light!
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Braeloch on Glenburn Farms
Dress Store & Designer | Tiffany’s Bridal
Florist | Lindsey Ann’s Florals
Hair & Make Up | Michelle Tuck
DJ | RSP Entertainment
Cake | Aprille Kelly
Catering | Mission BBQ
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Groomsmen Attire | Studio I Do
Invitations | Zazzle
Favors | Koozies
View their Engagement Session HERE!!
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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!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!