This was our last wedding of the year and it was one for the books! Thomas and Kristen got married outside on the most beautiful fall September day. They exchanged letters before the Ceremony without seeing each other and it was adorable! After the Ceremony, we took portraits in the golden field and even got a few shots with the owl that was on site that day.
Kelvin and Whitney got married on the first day of Autumn and it was the most beautiful day. Whitney shared a tearful First Look with her dad and it was such a special moment. Then she shared a First Look with Kelvin and there was so much joy between the two of them! They tied the knot under a gorgeous floral arch under the trees with their friends and family around. There were lots of happy tears as they said, “I do!”
Mark and Shelby are married!! They say it is good luck when it rains on your wedding day, and it was pouring right before these two tied the knot! They exchanged vows in their reception room with the beautiful string lights overhead and their family and friends surrounding them. It stopped raining after the ceremony, so we were able to take portraits outside! It was amazing.
John and Emily are married!! There was a lot of sweet anticipation leading up to this day. These two were so excited to become husband and wife and now they are officially Mr. and Mrs. Winkler! John and Emily tied the knot under the weeping willow trees on a beautiful summer day at Pond View Farm. There were many tears of happiness in the crowd as John and Emily shared their vows! It was a wonderful celebration.
Taylor and Courtney are married!! It was the hottest wedding thus far, yet these two had the best day ever celebrating their love. Taylor and Courtney were so excited to become husband and wife and their ceremony was gorgeous under the weeping willow trees. We took married portraits around the farm and then they danced the night away with their friends and family.
It was a gorgeous summer day on the afternoon that Emily and Brian tied the knot in the beautiful gardens of The Anrtim 1844. All of the white and green floral details went perfectly with their soft and romantic palette. Emily's bridesmaids hadn't seen her in her dress so that was a fun surprise! Brian and Emily then shared a sweet First Look under a tree with green vines wrapped around it. It was the perfect setting!
Stephen and Susan are married!! It was a gorgeous day at Westwood Country Club in Virginia where these two tied the knot and danced the night away. Their fur baby golden retriever pup couldn't be at the wedding so they had a cutout of him for the photobooth. It was adorable! The pink bridesmaid dresses and incredible florals made for a gorgeous combination.
This was a wedding for the books! Kevin and I traveled to Louisiana to capture Steven and Clare's big day. These two shared a tearful First Look and we had the opportunity to take portraits at the most beautiful farm with Spanish moss! They tied the knot at St. Michael Catholic Church and had a wonderful ceremony. Steven and Clare celebrated with family and friends at their reception at the Grand Marais with an exciting popper exit. It was the perfect day!
Brian and Rose are married!! Our first wedding of the season and it was amazing. These two tied the knot at Grey Rock Mansion under a beautiful gazebo with flowers wrapped around it. Their friends and family were so excited to celebrate with them from countries as far as Korea! It was a wonderful celebration.
What a year! Looking back, 2017 was an incredible year and God provided in big ways. Having Payton, continuing to work with amazing couples, learning how to run a small business and be a mom, and fun trips with Kevin. I am also continuing to realize that there is joy to be found in the day-to-day. Slowing down, being present in each moment.
This is always a fun post to share each year! There is a lot that goes on at each wedding to create the images you see. You will see everything from veil throwing, bumblebees flying around, and blocking the sun with a reflector in this post. This year I even shot a wedding with a broken toe! Nothing can stop me from capturing your beautiful day.
Our last wedding of the year was a windy yet beautiful success! Joe and Emily tied the knot in front of family and friends at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey. It was a chilly and windy day but that didn't stop these two from having an amazing time! I love when my couples take the risk of going outside for portraits when it's not ideal conditions. It is always worth it!
This was the second Wayson wedding I shot this year and it was a dream! Joe and Kristine tied the knot on a beautiful fall afternoon overlooking the water at The Oaks. The weather was gorgeous just like these two! Dusty rose bridesmaid dresses and white and green florals paired perfectly for Joe and Kristine's fall day.
Chris and Katie tied the knot under a gorgeous floral alter overlooking the water with friends and family surrounding them. Not only were their family and friends there, but Chris and Katie’s two fur babies also walked down the aisle and were there to celebrate! Charlie and Hailey were too cute. It was a windy day at Herrington on the Bay, but it didn’t take the joy away from Chris and Katie's wedding.