We ventured out to Shenandoah National Park for some sweet, sunset magic! They brought along their 2 fur babies to help make a big announcement. SO SWEET!! Then we made our way to a cliff to get some amazing golden light!!
At the newest venue here in Culpeper...FEATHER BARN, Bailey and Chris shared the most emotional and heartfelt wedding I have ever experienced! They wrote their own vows and seriously, I don't think there was a dry eye during their ceremony!
All that needs to be said about this wedding is there was so much love and joy shared! Some of my favorite moments were hearing those beautiful vows spoken, seeing the true love shared between two families, the excitement in everyone's faces during the gender reveal, down to the massive partying! We had so much fun and were overjoyed to be there to witness an amazing love!
Que the tears!!
: "Today I am making the best decision of my life by marrying the woman that not only loves ME but loves my daughter Kyleigh as if she is her own. My heart is COMPLETE..that is why I am standing here today! I can tell you without any uncertainty, I did, I do and will always choose you. Bailey you are so much more than I knew to pray for. You are a true blessing from God! With my whole heart, I take you to as my wife. Faithfully and FOREVER"
: "As we stand here together in front of our family and closest friends, I want to tell you how thankful and excited I am to be marrying you. You ARE my person, my best friend, my faithful and permanent partner and, my one true love. They say when you marry, you marry family. So not only do I gain incredible family but, I also gain a sweet and sassy little bonus daughter.
Kyleigh bird, you are my favorite little princess. As your bonus mom, I promise to always laugh with you, always be on the girls team, guide you, encourage you, teach you and love you unconditionally. You have no idea the joy you have brought into my life.
Christopher, today I join my life to yours. I make this commitment easily and with all the confidence in us and our love."
VENUE: Feather Barn Culpeper, Va
CATERER: New Life Church
DJ: Dynamic DJ Service
SUIT: Warrenton Jewerlers
FLORIST: The Posey Detail
HAIR & MAKEUP: Kourtney Yowell
TRANSPORTATION: Harmon's Horse Rides and Carriages
WEDDING CAKE: Gateau Cakes
DONUTS: Knakal's Bakery
Celebrated Lincoln's first year of life with some fun and cake! He was the happiest little guy!
I decided last year not to take newborns in the studio any more but since my friend practically begged me, I couldn't say no to these precious babies! Beau was a dream to photograph and his big sister Natalie has my heart! Best big sister!
10lbs of pure heaven!
Welcome to the world baby Beckett! You are so loved!
Heather and Josh's engagement session and story is the perfect example of why a comfortable, in home environment can be the absolute BEST location for engagement photos!!
I met these two love birds at a wedding I photographed back in June. As I captured the reception fun, I noticed their love connection! They were so freaking adorable and so passionate. When we spoke, we immediately clicked. They were so much fun! Heather and I started connecting through social media right after. The day she shared that Josh had proposed, I was beyond thrilled for them both! I'm such a sucker for love!
It may have been a week after the engagement, I received a message from Heather! I was stoked that she was asking us to capture their love story!
Once they set a date and she reached out to me about their engagement photos, my mind was overflowing with new ideas. They are a beautiful couple and I wanted something that stood out. Something new. Something different. Something unique!
During their session, they relaxed on the couch and talked for a while. They danced to some romantic music and embraced the moment as they shared the most simplest things like a hug and a whisper of sweet nothings! So real and so true! Then, we spent a little time in their room as they cuddled and ended it all with a fun pillow fight!
Emily and Vincent tied the knot on October 1st and it was one of the best days! This place is one of my favorite venues and we could not have asked for the most perfect day! It rained 3 days in a row prior to their day which led to this amazing overcast day on the mountains. From the day I met them, I was overjoyed by their love. They are so selfless, patient, kind and so much fun to not only be around but to photograph.
I am SO IN LOVE with this wedding! Have fun scrolling because I struggled narrowing down which to share.
Thanks Robert and Krystle for having me be a part of your beautiful wedding!!
I remember the day I met Nicole. Her beauty was amazing but her personality and kindness blew me away!! She has the heart of gold! After spending many months with her in the office, I learned of her story and I couldn't wait for the right man to come along and give her the love she deserved!!
A year and a half has passed and I am overjoyed to share the love that Nicole and Ben have for one another. Nicole shared with me that Ben is a one of a kind passionate guy. She fell in love with the way he cares for her and her daughter and he always goes above and beyond. Ben shared that he fell in love with Nicole's heart...... "She's beautiful on the inside and out." He loves how caring and strong she is!
On the day of their wedding, not only did Ben make a vow to love and take care of Nicole, but he made that same vow to her sweet baby girl while placing a ring on her finger as well. One of the SWEETEST moments I've gotten to experience during a wedding!! Congratulations to you 3! I couldn't be happier to share this beautiful love story!
Venue: Rock Hill Farm Culpeper, VA
Flowers: Good Earth Flowers Culpeper, VA
Dress: Ava Lorene Fredericksburg, VA
I am beyond excited for them to become ONE!!