There’s always a little bit of a struggle doing an engagement in the dead of winter. There’s a lack of color because we’re missing the leaves and the grass and the greenery! However, it’s not impossible to have a great shoot in the middle of February and Brandon and Meghan’s shoot is proof of that! I drove up to my home town a week ago and captured these portraits for this newly engaged couple. I’ve known Meghan her entire life and it seems so WILD to me that she’s going to be a WIFE!! I remember growing up and thinking that she was so much younger than me and she was!
However, I’ve been married for almost ten years and so I guess it’s actually not that crazy that little Meghan Beasley is getting MARRIED! I’m just having a hard time wrapping my mind around how fast life is flying by! Michael and I couldn’t be more excited for Brandon, Meghan and their entire family! We grew up being incredibly close to Meghan’s parents. Todd and Laura are like family to us in so many ways and we’re so happy for them that they are gaining an amazing new “son” in Brandon. He’s kind, polite, he loves Meghan and he fits into the family beautifully!!
During their shoot, we had moments of almost being up to our ankles in mud but it was worth trekking all over the farm. We used the wide open fields, a quaint (rickety) old bridge, silos, dead grass and more to make this shoot happen! I’m so proud of these wintery images and I cannot WAIT to photograph these two on their wedding day! Meghan, you’re going to be the most gorgeous bride!! That model face!! whew! Keep scrolling to see what I mean!!! ….
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!
Oh you guys…. you’re in for a TREAT! Seriously! I can’t wait for you to read about these amazing students and what they’re doing in their businesses!! I’m SO proud. It’s one thing to take a course and signup and it’s another to actually CHANGE YOUR LIFE and transform your financial situation. I could read stories of quitting jobs, finding ideal clients, booking high-end packages all. day. long!!!! Enjoy getting to know these amazing students of ours!!
Rhett’s at such a fun age! So many laughs, squeals, giggles and huge smiles. He’s our smiliest baby! He’s also our happiest baby! He’ll sit for an hour and play with his hands or his Mr. Moose. He’s joyful and sweet and spits up just like his brother!
I’m writing this as we are driving back home from Trevor and Alyssa’s wedding. Michael is driving and their images are backing up. I wanted to write this while the joy of today is fresh in my mind! We spent today with the sweetest people at one of the quaintest and most charming venues. Trevor is Tyler Herrinton’s brother and so in some ways, it kind of felt like a family wedding to us. It was such an honor to capture their special day…. especially after having to push it back by a year!
It’s May! May is full of birthdays in our family!! Lots of celebrating people who are special to us! That’s what we’re doing in this month’s Student Spotlight! We’re highlighting three students who deserve to be showcased and celebrated for all that they’re doing in their individual businesses. I’m so honored that I get to spend my days helping incredible people like Elle, Stephanie and Samantha! I hope you enjoy getting to know them!!!