October fall colors, young love, and beautiful mountain views! We waited all year for this day to come…Stacie and RJ’s wedding at the Old Barn at Homestead in Ona, West Virginia. Double win for us- we got to travel to a new place + shoot a wedding!!!
RJ, Stacie, and Gabe have an amazing family. They laugh together, are patient with each other, and clearly have a deep love. The kind of love that will last forever!
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We've all heard the saying - "Live. Laugh. Love" but how many people truly live it? From the moment we met Fay, Justin, and Jamison it was transparent that each day they live do, to the fullest, with tons of laughter and love. They are so inspiring to us all.
Fay is such a beautiful woman, her calm spirit and bright smile is contagious. We couldn't believe that she literally planned their wedding in 30 days. It was simplistic, yet very elegant, and absolutely perfect (even the 90+ degree weather didn't stop the outpouring of love and emotions)!
Justin was so excited about their First Look. He looked so handsome in his suit, and when he talked about seeing Fay for the first time in her wedding dress his eyes sparkled. Alexis and I both started to cry with them, unfiltered emotions...this is why we love this part of the day.
All we can say is WOW and WOW again! Look at these bridal portraits.
Now, it's time to say I do....
From the moment we met Krissy we absolutely adored her because she was full of so many emotions just talking about her wedding day. It was like watching a little girl unfold her childhood dreams. She has so much love for Barry that it's like a champagne bottle ready to pop at any moment, because it's truly overflowing. They may be young, but they know what love is...for each other, for their family, for Barry's truck, and Krissy's puppy...lol
Nervous. Genuine. Excited. Pure. Happy. Blessed. - All emotions captured in their first look!
You may remember Keri & Tim from their fall engagement session. They are such a sweet couple and I have loved working with them over them for almost a year. When I saw their wedding day had a 100% chance of rain, we knew we needed umbrellas and rain boots, but those blue suede shoes Keri had were AMAZING! Everyone loved them, from the flower girl to Keri's grandma. There is something magical about them, like they were made for a princess.
Having help to get ready is a time honored tradition. We try to capture those moments, like Dad straighten the Groom’s tie, etc. but then there are the groomsmen…always goofing off! We capture those too. lol
Jeremy & Ashley booked us for their wedding a little over a year ago. We consider ourselves so lucky to be able to photograph our friends, who have truly now become part of our family. Their wedding memories represent a deep, and true love filled with lots of laughter.
This day started off with prayers for the rain to stop + heavy dark clouds to disappear....and wouldn't you know it, someone special above was looking out for us. The rain cleared, the sky brightened, and the love poured in to Harley's Haven.
Couples ask us all the time if or why they should do a first look, here's why. Look at those smiles. Grab the tissues now though for part two... Ashley’s daddy patiently waited all day to see his baby girl in her wedding dress. The moment brought tears to everyone’s eyes, including ours. See for yourself… Genuine, pure, and overwhelming emotions!
A bright and sun-shining day was exactly what we expected for Becki & Beau's gorgeous beach wedding. From the moment we arrived we were surrounded by an overwhelming amount of love from family and friends. There was so much excitement and happiness all around! We remember meeting this vivacious couple at another friend's wedding, who happens to be the same couple their love story began with a few years ago.
The first thing Becki noticed about Beau was his eyes and smile. She loves his sense of humor and that he is a "super hero" dad to their two boys; Jaden, Anthony, and tiny princess, Elena.
While the ladies were doing their finishing touches the men were goofing off, as usual!
This session was so exciting for us!!!! We have known this amazing couple for over 6 years. They are absolutely hilarious & adorable together. When we got the email from Ashley to photograph their wedding we could not contain our excitement for them. During our first meeting I don't even remember chewing my muffin because I was so excited. Being apart of their big day will be truly special. These two are soooo perfect for each other and “…finally” as Ashley would say, they are going to tie the knot after dating for almost 8 years.
During this session we decided to do things a little on the rustic side, since their favorite “quality time” together is spent outside hunting. It was only logical to take pictures on a farm in a soybean field and with a cute tractor.
Even though the weather was a bit chilly; these two modeled through it like champs and the images are beautiful because of their love for each other!
We can't wait for their May 2018 wedding!!!...and to see how all of the dancing and dip + kissing practice pays off. :)
Co-Photographer | Lee Beechboard
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All we can say is WOW!!! From the moment we meet Krissy + Barry we knew we wanted to be a part of their special day. These two are simply adorable together and their engagement session was absolutely amazing. Their outfits were perfectly planned to match their personalities and the weather had a cool & crisp fall feeling. Krissy + Barry kept us laughing the entire time. They have the best sense of humor and we love how they make each other smile.
We started off with a few romantic and lovey-dovey pictures, but it wasn't long before we moved on to the tractor and Barry's big truck (YES, Barry got a few truck pictures in too lol). They snuggled on hay bails and danced in peanut fields. We even found our way down to a hidden beach on the farm that made for a beautiful backdrop. Krissy + Barry showed us that touches of classy, country, and cute can be brought together to make GORGEOUS engagement portraits.
We all had a great time and can't wait for their June 2018 wedding!!
If you have ever wondered what young love looks like, let me show you...
It's looking deep into each other's eyes...
It's laughing at each when you are together...
It's standing beside each other while you chase your dreams to make your future together better...