I first met Diana and Rylan at her BROTHER'S WEDDING in August of 2017. Diana's mother had an unfortunate fall during the beginning of family pictures and had to be rushed off to the hospital to get stitches on the bridge of her nose. We were all traumatized in the moment but after everything it formed a friendship that I am grateful for.
Heidi and Patrick were sealed in the Washington DC Temple on the most beautiful sunny day! I couldn't believe how blue the sky was and how the perfectly placed clouds made it look like it was painted! The temple grounds were filled with exotic flowers and it was the perfect backdrop for such a sweet couple.
Brittany and Jared were a dream to work with. From the moment I sat down with them, at their consultation, I wanted them to book me so badly. More than love, they have such a sweet friendship at the foundation of their relationship. I had the chance to get to know them better at their Engagement Session and also through questionnaires that I sent out before the big day. Here is what they had to say!
We've been waiting all year for Martha and Joey's fall wedding at the beautiful Gaie Lea in Staunton, VA. I say "we" because I was photographing their wedding while my husband, Justin of Gibby Visuals, was filming it. We LOVE working together! It's like an all-day date ;) As parents of two young children its rare that we get to spend the entire day together! We will take it any way we can get it!
When Abby's mother first reached out to me about photographing her daughter's wedding we immediately had so many connections. I have known Abby's grandparents for years and two of my past brides (Shelby and Kim) referred them to me. I loved seeing all the friendly faces at the Washington DC Temple and at the Chesapeake Noah's Event Venue!
I was so excited for Morgan and Cody's nautical wedding at The Attic at Waterman's on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront from our first email interaction. Morgan was so enthusiastic about everything and it was contagious. When I finally met her, at her BRIDAL SESSION, her bubbly personality won me over. She's gorgeous inside and out. That's my kind of bride!
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 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!
I spent a BEAUTIFUL spring day at the Washington DC Temple with Emily, Cristian and all of their closest family and friends. The temple was very busy on this day with weddings. We quickly did all of their family portraits near the front temple doors to allow extra time for Emily and Crisitian's couple's portraits. They will traveled one hour to Frederick, MD for their same day wedding reception. They had an intimate and small DIY reception at the The Tea Room at Gambrill State Park.
Kim and Stuart's Washington D.C. LDS Temple post was so full of gorgeousness that I knew their reception would need its own space on my blog. Temple Wedding Fact: There are 155+ operating temples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints throughout the world. Some regions have many within a short distance, while other areas require members to travel long distances to attend. The state of Virginia does not have a temple, so when members of the church are looking to get married (or sealed as they call it) they travel to The Washington D.C Temple in Kensington, MD. It is 3.5-4 hour drive from Virginia Beach depending on traffic. Once it even took me 8 hours to get home because I-95 was a parking lot--yikes!
I was so excited for this wedding! Not only was it at my favorite place, The Washington D.C. Temple, but I'm so crazy about this fun couple! I knew when I met Kim and Stuart that they were my kind of people! They were so fun at their engagement session and I knew their wedding would be just as awesome as they are! They were sealed as husband and wife on a Wednesday. We had the entire temple grounds to ourselves.
Leslie and Payton were sealed for eternity on a chilly December day at the Washington DC Temple. When I first met them at their Richmond engagement session, I instantly fell in love with them. They are such a sweet couple and have so much love for one another. Their family welcomed me with open arms and I immediately felt so at home with them.
Megan and Ira were sealed at the Washington DC LDS Temple this past Fall. The day was sunny and surprisingly mild! The temple grounds were filled with the autumn colored leaves that I love so much! There was so much excitement in the air as they celebrated with their family and friends.
Today I'm putting out a list of my LDS Temple Photography Bucket List.
Heather and Zach were the absolute sweetest! They found me online and asked me if I would photograph their Washington DC Temple Elopement. They traveled from New York, on a Tuesday, to be married for eternity on a beautiful October day!
Ashley and Jerry had a beautiful wedding at The Dorey Park Recreational Center this past October. It is a sweet ceremony that included all of their closest family and friends. The cheery sunflowers and rustic decor were the perfect touch. Everyone danced the night away and had an amazing time!
Hannah and Logan said "I Do" during an intimate morning ceremony at the beautiful Lesner Inn. Coverage started at 6am and was over by 2pm. I just couldn't get enough of the ice blue, navy and violet details!