Jennie and Jeremy's Avenue wedding was delayed a couple of months due to the coronavirus, and while I know that wasn’t their ideal plan, I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to be a part of their new day. Katie Williams Events reached out when they had to change their original plans, and I immediately jumped on board! 💫 It's pretty uncommon to have my first meeting with couples on their wedding day. That was the case with Jennie and Jeremy, but you would never be able to tell! They were incredibly welcoming, so appreciative, and just thrilled to finally get married. I felt like I was a part of their wedding rather than working on it! Jennie and Jeremy, thank you for putting your trust in me, for embracing these unexpected life changes, and for being such a joy to work with. This season of weddings is one that I'll never forget, and I'm glad your chapter is part of that for me too. Enjoy some of my favorites from their beautiful day, and go to the blog to see more!
Matti and Caleb's Edinburgh West wedding had to be postponed for seven weeks due to COVID-19. But once the day was finally here, everyone was ready to celebrate! Matti is naturally beautiful, but she blew me away with as a bride. She had First Looks with both her Dad and Caleb, and I think they felt the same way! ✨ I have worked with this family through both of their daughters' engagement, bridals, and weddings. Needless to say, I'm sad to see our journey completed! I told Matti's parents at the reception that they need to find more family members to get married because I MUST continue being a part of their lives and celebrations. This is what makes my job so fulfilling. Loving on people and giving them tangible memories to cherish for their lifetime. Thank you to the Carpenters and Pupos for allowing me to be a part of your lives! Go see more of my favorites on the blog!
I understand how my couples feel...it's stressful to have portraits made in an age of selfies and instant-gratification with knowing what you look like. But Courtney and Hunter walked up with smiles and complete faith with the process! I commented on how well they were doing with naturally posing and said she must have studied the blog! She told me that she read the Bridal Guide cover to cover and has followed my work for awhile, so she knew what to expect. LOVE LOVE LOVE her!! 🙌 Hunter's sister is another JSP bride (hey hey, Hallie and Kyle!) and they are also BFF with my couple from last year, Nathan and Emily. Courtney said they were the program attendants at that wedding, so she watched me work then and knew that one day she wanted me to be her photographer too. Now we are making that happen! We spent a gorgeous evening at Bald Rock for their engagement session, and I can't wait to be a part of their wedding next February! 💛 Courtney and Hunter, I had the best time getting to know you! Enjoy some of my favorites of this beautiful couple.
Matti is another one of my spring brides who was affected by coronavirus cancellations and postponements. We photographed her Edinburgh West bridal session right before things shut down in March, so I have been waiting to post these for awhile! We were finally able to celebrate their marriage recently, and now I can share how beautiful this bride is! 🤩 Matti, it has been such a joy being your photographer and continuing to work with your precious family. Here's a few of my favorite bridal portraits, and more from their wedding day will be coming soon!
June 6th didn't pan out the way Lora and Seth originally envisioned when they got engaged, but their backup plan was pretty near perfect. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in order to keep their guests safe, Lora and Seth made the tough decision to split up their ceremony and reception. Their lakeside ceremony took place at a friend's beautiful home with everything taking place outside. Thank goodness for the gorgeous weather we had that day! They decided to keep their wedding date because it was Lora's grandparents' anniversary too. What a special way to honor their lifetime of marriage! 👰🏼🤵🏻 At the mini-reception, I spoke with Dana, the groom's mother, and we both agreed that this plan may have been better than the original. If more weddings have to split up their days, hey, I'm all for it if they turn out like this one! 🙌 Lora and Seth, thank you for your trust and flexibility. What a beautiful outcome this unexpected year has brought! Go to the blog to see more!
I've been to the Governor's Mansion complex for sessions and events before, but I've always wanted to photograph Lace House bridal portraits. Beautiful Lora made all those dreams come true! Her gorgeous full tulle gown was the perfect dress to stand out against all the greenery in the gardens. 🌿 Lora and Seth were scheduled to get married on June 6, but made the tough decision to split up their celebration. They held their intimate ceremony at the lake on their original date and will celebrate with friends later this summer. Since she's officially Mrs. Mason, I'm so thrilled to be able to share the gorgeous portraits from her bridal session! Head to the blog to see more!