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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Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!
This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!
Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!
Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.
This beautiful wedding day took place in the rolling hills of West Virginia, just past the Virginia state line. Wild Goose Farm is a venue that I’ve never photographed before and let me tell you, it was a treat! We didn’t even have the sun join us for most of the day and yet we were able to capture beautiful portraits! Between the horses, old fences, stunning estate home, lily pad covered pond, old stone walls, rustic barn, open fields and a historic stone arch, I was in photographer heaven!
This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the evening with Megan and Tim in the country outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I just love Virginia. We really have it all… beaches, mountains, history, and great schools! JMU, while it did play a role in Tim and Megan’s story, isn’t actually where it started!