Mike & Leigh

A cloudy, Virginia family farm engagement session.

I met Mike and Leigh on her family farm in Wytheville Virginia for their engagement session. Rolling hills, insanely green grass and a sky full of clouds with this happy couple is the recipe for a dream session. Every time Mike and Leigh looked at each other they would burst into laughter-it was the sweetest thing.

In the midst of the current craziness that the world if facing spending time with this couple was exactly what my soul needed. I had to refrain from hugging them, which was so hard, but they lifted me up in a way that is hard to explain. We talked about their wedding plans, and Leigh’s crazy amazing sewing and knitting skills (you need to follow her instagram to see what I’m talking about!) and Hello Fresh. The normalcy of this session what part of what it made it so beautiful.

I received the best message after this session. Mike told Leigh his face was sore from smiling and laughing so much. Que the heart explosion!

Thank you two for the love that exudes from you that flowed over into me. Your session was so good for my heart. The love you two have for each other is so sweet. Thank you for sharing your smiles and story with me. I cannot wait for bridal portraits on these same, beautiful Virgina hills for your wedding next year.

John & Taylor| 10.5.19

When I woke up the day of John and Taylors weddings I can honestly say it was the first day that it truly felt like fall. The air was crisp and the leaves were starting to change colors. I had been going over the details of this day for over a year so it was almost surreal that the day was finally here. To be honest, I was also so exited to finally be able to share the bridal portraits that I had taken of Taylor on her family farm a few weeks prior!

The Trinkle Mansion bed and breakfast was the perfect backdrop for John and Taylors first look. Moments prior to the first look Taylors mom helped to make sure all of the details were perfect. There is something so beautiful about a bride on her wedding day-just filled with so much love and anticipation. Taylor was glowing.

After portraits at the Trinkle Mansion Taylor and John said their vows at the West in Church in town surrounded by their closest family and friends. Guests signed wooden hearts to fill a box that will hang on their wall. Their beautiful day was finished off with lots of celebrations and dancing at the Wytheville Country Club.

DRESS-Annies Room Kingsport TN

INVITATIONS-Julie Compton Creative 7 Concepts

CAKE-Dawn Hodge

FLOWERS-Coulter’s Florist

PRE WEDDING VENUE-Trinkle Mansion

WEDDING VENUE-West End Church Wytheville

RECEPTION VENUE-Wytheville Golf Club

DJ-Mark Taylor|MTE

VIDEOGRAPHER-Manoa Raine