We realized after chatting for a few minutes at their engagement session that I have know Elise for a decade! So crazy!! It seems like just a couple of years ago we were meeting up at the Bistro on CNU’s campus and living that dream college life that involved class but was mostly spent with people we loved! Elise has always been such an inspirational friend! She never settles for anything less than what God has for her and she’s bold in her pursuit of her dreams. She has spent almost all of her time post-college working and serving at a teach in Jerusalem!!
Isn’t that amazing?! She’s so independent, strong and confident. I knew one day I would receive an email like I did a few months ago. Elise emailed me recently and told me that she was engaged and SO excited to finally get to introduce me to her fiance! They actually knew of each other years ago but it wasn’t until recently that they really hit it off and started dating.
As soon as we pulled up, Michael said, “Wait, is that them?!”. The only car in the driveway at Seven Springs (their wedding venue!) was a beautiful Porsche! We quickly found out that Chris is the epitome of a “car guy” and he loves sports cars. I’m not usually one to gravitate towards shooting couples with their cars but for Chris’s sake (and because his car is REALLY photogenic), we took a few portraits with the second love of his life! :)
While I love their images and I love the recent paint updates at Seven springs (the lighter colored building make for gorgeous backdrops!) …. my favorite part of this shoot was our time together. I had a chance to catch up with Elise and Michael got to go on a joy ride in the sports car with Chris! We wrapped up their shoot right at the time evening thunderstorms were rolling in! It was perfectly timed!
I hope you enjoy these favorites of mine!!! And sadly, these two are getting married on a date that we’re not available and VERY close to my due date! I’m so sad that they won’t be on the blog again but I just know that it’s going to be the most beautiful day and Elise is going to make a stunning bride!!!!
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!!!