Beth and Wyatt are a very special couple to me as they were one of my very first weddings! My second one to be exact! These guys took a leap of faith on me and I am so grateful for that! After they booked me, we actually found out that we lived in the same building! What are the chances!? We stayed friends after the wedding and had some puppy play dates here and there. We just love when clients turn into friends! And when client’s dogs turn into Henry’s friends- even better! So when Beth contacted me about doing a little anniversary session, I was so excited! We met up at a little grassy field just down the street from their building. I love how beautiful Ghent is in the Spring! Or in any season, really! But first, we grabbed a few quick shots of them with their two pups, Murphy and Bobby!
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for!! Your wedding ceremony! You’re tucked away waiting for the ceremony to begin. You peek out the window and see the guests starting to file in. You hear the music start to play. Your wedding party starts to file out for the procession. And then it’s GO TIME!! I still remember so vividly the way I felt during this moment. Up until this point in the wedding day, everything was so crazy and moving a thousand miles a minute. But when the ceremony was about to start and my dad came to get me, it felt like the whole world came to a screeching halt. All the nerves and excitement hit me all at once! That combined with a tight dress and an empty stomach made my dad quite nervous that I wasn’t going to make it down the aisle! But once we started walking and we turned the corner to walk down the aisle, all of that melted away and I was ready to go! I love this picture from my wedding because it illustrates exactly what I was feeling in that moment!
Now that we’ve captured your bridal details and you are all dressed and ready to go, it’s time to see your future hubby! Your first look is an amazing part of your wedding day. It’s a romantic addition to your wedding that not only adds to the experience, but also reduces stress! Brides are sometimes hesitant about this new tradition, but once they learn all the benefits of doing a first look, it starts to make sense why so many couples choose to do them these days! Here’s an explanation of how it works and the benefit of doing one!
Man oh man, where do I begin when trying to recap the last few days! This past weekend I attended the Creative at Heart conference in Roanoke. This is a 2-day conference that brings all types of creative business owners together to create an uplifting community and learn invaluable information from each other in order to grow our businesses! There was a lineup of AMAZING speakers that talked about things from boosting your SEO to creating a community amongst your clients and more! While there was plenty of instruction on how to better the technical nitty-gritty side of your business, the main focus of this conference was aimed at something much deeper and much more important. These passionate speakers spoke to our cores and made us explore the deeper meaning behind our businesses. Why do we do what we do? What is at the heart of our business? We’re not in this just to create beautiful images or to plan pretty weddings. There’s so much more behind the “why” of our businesses and it’s up to us to reflect and determine what that is, because it’s not the same for everyone. What makes each of our businesses unique is the person behind it. Each person brings something different to the table so we have to embrace that so we can give our clients a unique and genuine experience!
We are kicking off the new Wedding Day Breakdown series with some tips on planning for the very beginning of the wedding day! Your big day has finally arrived and you’re getting all dolled up with your best girlfriends as you anxiously wait for the festivities to get started! Be sure to hand off any last minute to-do’s to someone else so that you can relax and enjoy your big day! Once I arrive, I will start with shooting your bridal details. Then once everyone has their hair and makeup done, it’s time to get you dressed! Here are some tips on making this part of the day smooth and stress-free!