How perfect that today is the seventh year anniversary for this adorable couple? As soon as I realized that I knew I had to get their blog up.
I met Koree and Ashleeann over a year ago during my Christmas tree farm sessions. I will never forget how amazed I was by their crazy adorable and well behaved dogs. I remember asking Ashleeann if she could come train my son to listen as well as their dogs did! I told them as part of their session they might feel a little bit crazy but to just have fun with it and trust me. Talk about being over the moon when she contacted me a few months later when they got engaged.
We had been planning the details of her and Koree’s engagement session at Grayson Highlands for months but the weather had other plans. Ashleeann and I were crossing our fingers and toes but it wasn’t enough. When you get your hair and make up done the last thing you want to do is waste it so we quickly came up with an alternative plan.
With my umbrella in hand we trekked through the park at Sugar Hollow in Bristol. We had a small window before the heavy rain hit and I knew the trees would give us enough protection so that we wouldn’t get soaked. Seriously whose hair looks this amazing in the rain? To top it off Ashleeann walked the entire trail in her heels. Dedication!
This sessions has me even more anxious for their session at Grayson Highlands. I’m envisioning lots of warm sunshine and hopefully some wild ponies.
I first met Katherine for coffee at Bloom Cafe in Bristol (if you haven’t been you need to go!). We ended up chatting for almost 2 hours before we even realized how much time had passed and most of what we talked about wasn’t the wedding. That is how I knew we were a perfect fit.
Katherine has the most infections laugh and smile and her wedding day was filled with so many laughs. I knew that Lance didn’t love having his photo taken but as soon as Katherine was around everything about him lit up and I could see him truly be himself with lots of genuine smiles and laughs.
Their first look was so emotionally charged that I had to fight back tears. Katherine started crying as soon as she stepped out of the Bristol Hotel and saw Lance standing a few yards away waiting for her. Some of my favorite moments from the day are of her crying, Lance wiping away her tears and then the two of them both laughing about it.
If you had asked me to describe the type of wedding that I would love to finish of the year with I don’t think I could have created a better one in my head. Lance and Katherine your day was perfect and I am so thankful that I was able to share in so many laughs and capture so much love. Congratulations on your beautiful wedding and I pray continual blessings for years to come!