A crazy sweet couple, epic stain glass windows and a large group of family and friends showering the bride and groom in love made this wedding day a dream. The College Hill Methodist Church in Waco KY gives brides the perfect mix of classic and modern. The church is filled with wooden pews and stunning stain glass windows and the fellowship hall is what modern dream are made of-open, high ceilings, clean lines, and wooden floors.
In true Kentucky fashion the sun was shining and the humidity was high. Smiles and excitement from both Chance and Emmalee were so contagious. I love it when you can feel the anticipation of marrying your best friend.
Donuts, cake and dancing are the perfect trifecta to finish off a beautiful Kentucky wedding. Congratulations Chance and Emmalee. I am so thankful I was able to to get to know the two of you and share in your wedding day. I pray for continued blessings and lots of new adventures and experiences together in your marriage.
When Jacob and Abbigale contacted me about their wedding I knew their day would be beautiful. From the location of the ceremony to all the details Abbigale planned I knew their day would be picture perfect. Their day started off in the cutest little bed and breakfast in Damascus Virginia. When the amazing flower crowns from Petals in Wytheville I thought my eyes would pop out of my head. I secretly hoped there was an extra one that I could wear because I was beyond obsessed!
The details and day just kept getting better and better. Family quilts at the ceremony, a canoe of drinks and wine slushes at the reception. The Abingdon Vineyards is a beautiful spot on it’s own but it really shines for weddings.
Their ceremony was filled with so many sweet moments, lots of smiles, a few tears and laughs as stories were shared and Jacob and Abbigale exchanged their own vows.
Dancing the night away with family and friends was the perfect way to close out their day. The moment I caught Jacob and Abbigales mom high five was my absolute favorite. Congratulations again on your perfectly beautiful day.
Michael and Laurens wedding took place at the beautiful Maple Lane Farm in Johnson City, TN. This venue holds a special place in my heart since it is where my husband and I said our vows almost eight years ago. Holiday Florals and Gifts blew me away with the stunning bouquet and Laurens blue shoes gave me all the feels. The details for their wedding were perfect.
There were so many personalized touches for this wedding. Their daughter wore her great grandmothers barrette as well as the first set of jewelry that Michael had given to Lauren. Lauren had a piece of her fathers shirt sewn into the hem of her dress and she wore her great grandmothers ring as well a necklace from her aunt.
When I asked Lauren what made her fall in love with Michael she said that she loved how he soften the hard ridges of her personality. They are opposites that truly compliment each other in every way.
The reception included dancing, visiting with family and friends and a very special performance by Lauren. She surprised Michael by singing him a song during the reception while her step father played the guitar. It was hard to find many dry eyes after she finished singing.
We finished off this perfect day by sneaking away for just a few more portraits in the vineyard. I love it when my couples let me steal them away just one more time before the night ends. Thank you two for letting me share in your sweet day.
These two are seriously the cutest! I did a happy dance when Emmalee reached out to me about her fall wedding and we quickly started planning their engagement session. I use these sessions as a way to get to know all of my couples and to hear their story. I love not only hearing their story but also watching their interactions as they take turns sharing their memories about how it all began.
Kentucky weather is known to be a bit unpredictable. Crazy humidity and a constantly changing weather forcast is the norm in the summer so a forecast of rain for 9 days straight was no surprise when I made my way to Kentucky. The day of their engagement session was the first time I saw the sun during this trip. I love some sunshine, but give me some amazing post rain clouds each and every session. It was a perfect combination for this beautiful couple.
It felt like the glowing sun just followed Emmalee and Chance around as they walked through the fields and talked about their love story. They laughed, and snuggled and let me see their sweet connection.
I made Chance check for snakes and then I had him twirl her in the tall grass. My favorite moments are when I wouldn’t say anything and they would start whispering to each other and then they soon erupted into laughter-those moments are my favorite-real laughter, real snuggles and kisses. Give them all to me. I don’t want to rush time but I might be counting down the days until their wedding.
The Heartland Meadows in Knoxville Tennessee was the perfect backdrop for Greg and Emily’s beautiful wedding. From the antique table to the velvet chair that my wedding dreams are made of, this venue was prefect.
Emily was glowing and shared a sweet moment with her mom just before she reveled her dress to her bridesmaids.
I was fortunate enough to know Greg because we attended the same church in Berea Kentucky years ago. It made the day even more special to not only spend it with such a sweet couple but also with several familiar faces from the church.
The first look took Gregs breath away and made my heart leap into my throat. It was such a sweet and special moment between these two. I always love when couples ask to do a first look because it means they will have time to themselves to just take in the day and take a few breaths together.
The day was filled with the presence of the Lord. Moments before Emily walked down the aisle she was surrounded by her family and bridal party to cover her and her marriage in prayer. I watched a tear fall from her mothers eye as she poured out her heart to God with her prayers for her daughter.
The ceremony included a unity cross and a foot washing ceremony. It was such a beautiful act to see Greg and Emily express their love and humble themselves before each other as an act of servitude and devotion. The ceremony ended with all of their guest lifting their hands and praying over the couple. The presence of God was so sweet that I was photographing their first kiss as husband and wife with tears in my eyes.
Their prefect day was finished off with lots of cake and dancing. Thank you Greg and Emily for asking me to share in your day. I pray continual blessing over your marriage and cannot wait to see the plans that God has for your marriage.
It still doesn’t seem possible that the school year is almost over. Senior sessions always make me think back to my senior year and all the emotions that I felt as I got ready to move away and start pursing my dreams. Every year I am blown away by the amazing seniors that I am lucky enough to meet and Taylor was no exception.
As a talented dancer who plans on becoming a doctor, she wasn’t afraid to kick off her heels to trek through the mud for her session. Her relationship with her mom made my heart smile-so much love and support. I pray the rest of your senior year is amazing Taylor! Good luck in South Carolina.
To be asked to photograph a family is always a very personal thing for me. I am being invited into their lives for a brief moment, to capture their emotions as they interact together. When a family continues to ask me to follow along as their family grows it became more and more personal.
I met Eric and Chelsee during a crazy cold, foggy morning maternity session in the fall of 2017. They booked me for a newborn session for their beautiful baby girl who was born a few months later. She was a perfect little girl with the sweetest smile. Over the last year and a half Eric and Chelsee have asked me to photograph their family several times which means I have shared in their story and the many smiles of Adley. It has been an incredible journey to see. Each smile she has had have melted my heart.
After we finished this session, while driving home, tears filled my eyes as the reality of what the past year and a half has meant to me because this beautiful family trusted me to capture these moments. Photography is more than just an image to share on social media or to hang on the wall-it is capturing a memory, a moment in time to be able to reflect on where you have been and be thankful for where you are going. Life is so beautiful and every journey is incredible. Eric and Chelsee I won’t ever be able to fully put into words what being able to share in this journey with your family has meant to me. From her very first smile Adley stole my heart and a piece of it will always belong to her.