Do you remember back in December when we surprised our parents with a TRIP TO HAWAII?! I think they would have rather heard that we were pregnant! haha But since that isn’t the case, Hawaii is probably the second best surprise!!! We are all SO excited about our trip and we can’t WAIT to share our favorite parts of Oahu with our parents! We traveled to Oahu two years ago and it was a trip of a life time! We just loved it!!! This time we’re spending a lot of time on Hawaii Island and we need your help!
For those of you who have been to Hawaii Island, can you help us out!? What were your favorite parts? What do we HAVE to see and where do we HAVE to eat?! I’m preparing myself for all of the “Oh my gosh, you need to go to MAUI!!!” We know. We keep hearing that over and over again and so we’ll put that on our bucket list! However, the Hilton Honor’s deal is on Hawaii Island and so that’s our destination this trip! haha
Here are some of our trip goals:
– Brenda James LOVES waterfalls so we have to find some of those!
– LAVA ROCKS!
– Relax on some beautiful beaches (for a short period of time since I’m a redhead and so is my daddy! We FRY out there!!)
– Take lots of pictures!
– Eat a ton of Pineapple!
If you have Hawaii experience, we’d LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you have never been but you know of someone who has been there, tag them on Facebook on our posts and see if they have some advice to share!! YAY! THANK YOU!!!
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!