August weddings at the Washington DC Temple are usually scorching hot! For that reason, I met up with Tona and Doug for a hour before they needed to be at the temple for their sealing. That way it was cooler and the light was better. We were blessed with mid 70's and a beautiful overcast sky. When there are clouds at the temple, the spires really "pop" and it creates the dreamiest light!
I have been dying to share this bridal session! Morgan and Cody were married on Saturday so now I can! This actually is Morgan's reception dress. She chose to do a bridal session in it because she really wanted a beach session and this one was much better for the high temperatures and location she chose. We had the best time getting to know one another and chatting about all things WEDDING! Morgan you are BREATHTAKING! I am so thankful you chose me to document such a special time in your life!
PS: Morgan made her own bouquet and did her own makeup for this session! Amazing!
Hair by: Casey Jethro
I got a message on instagram back in the early spring. The woman looked so familiar from her profile picture, but it wasn't until we were on the phone together that we were able to make the connection! Amy and I used to go to the same class at the gym. She remembered me saying I was a photographer and found me through our boot camp teacher on instagram. Thank goodness for online connections because this couple (Amy and Joe) are incredible!
Martha and Joey are the sweetest couple ever! They live all the way out in Bristol, VA. And the fun thing about Bristol is that it splits the states of Virginia and Tennessee. There is a sign that crosses State Street that shows the dividing line. How cool is that!? It was pretty much like A Walk to Remember when Landon crosses off one of Jamie's bucket list items off by standing in two places at once. WATCH THAT CLIP HERE. If only there wasn't traffic and we were really able to do that. haha!
Last night I saw post on instagram. It was by someone that I follow, but do not have a personal connection with. A simple illustration with the words, "Mental Health is as important as physical health." It struck me.
SO. MUCH. FUN! That is how I would describe my time with Kaitlin and John at their Virginia Beach Oceanfront engagement session. We laughed hysterically the entire time! Couples like this fill my heart with so much joy! What I loved even more, was having the opportunity to work alongside my husband, Justin, of Gibby Visuals. We love working together and feel like we give our clients the best experience when our photo and video services are combined!
My family and I recently went to a family reunion. We were on the road for 10 days, all over the state of Virginia. I already had a wedding scheduled at the Washington DC Temple so I made the most of it by scheduling 2 engagement sessions along the way. One was for Tona and Doug in Old Town Alexandria! This place is so adorable and we only got to explore a few streets before it started to rain :( I had a blast getting to know them and getting all the details about their DC Temple wedding next month! Isn't Tona's hair to die for? So pretty!
Ryan contacted be back in January to schedule a surprise proposal for his beautiful girlfriend, Anna Holland. We crafted up a secret plan to capture him proposing at the Virginia Beach oceanfront during their weekend getaway trip to the Patriotic Festival. Can I just stop for a minute and give him a fist bump for being so prepared and excited enough to hire a photographer to capture it all? What a catch!
I was so honored to document Sonya and Ryan's beautiful wedding. They celebrated with their closest friends and family members at the Avalon Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, VA. I felt right at home because I photographed Sonya's sister's wedding back in 2013 (View Part I and Part II). It was so wonderful to be back with their family again! I can't say enough about both of their families and how welcome they made me feel. Their family came together to create a beautiful coral, gray and teal "happily ever after" themed reception!
Doing LDS Baptism Photos is one of my favorite types of photoshoots. I love to see these children get all dressed up and be excited for such a big moment in their lives. My own daughter is getting baptized this year and I am so excited about it! Daxton's mom is a good friend of mine and we had a great time walking about the beach together. Enjoy a few photos from his session!