At the end of April I was fortunate yet again to assist at another Paige Winn Photo wedding. Working with Paige is always a treat because her couples are always so fun and easy to be around. This was the third time since March that I’d been at the Rice Mill with her and yet again, the design team transformed it into such a different look than we’d seen before. I loved the simplicity of gray, white, and purple and how it fit the mood of the Rice Mill so well. Becca and Taylor’s day was relaxing and easy from start to finish, their ceremony was heartfelt and emotional, and then everyone had a great time getting down on the dance floor :) Enjoy some of my favorites!
Catherine and Bobby’s wedding was so special for so many reasons, but it was especially exciting for me because I’ve known Catherine since I was in middle school. We grew up living across the creek from one another and attended the same school for a while, so it was really, really awesome when Catherine got engaged and asked me to photograph she and her fiance’s big day. I was so excited to meet Bobby at their engagement session because I knew that this guy had made Catherine’s world light up. As I’m sure you can tell, Bobby is just as charismatic, genuine, and warm as Catherine. Their wedding day felt entirely like them from beginning to end, and I loved seeing how happy and at home they were celebrating that evening with all of their loved ones. The ceremony was held at a church in town, and the reception was hosted at the Cox family farm. Catherine’s mom said that they really wanted to focus on family, and I’d say they succeeded. Enjoy some of my favorites :)
Catherine’s parents were married at this same church and also had their formal photos under this same Dogwood tree, so of course that called for a photo on their daughter’s special day years later.
Catherine got dressed in the same church library that her late grandmother was a librarian at. So special :)
Catherine and Bobby poured sand from their respective farms into a unity jar. I love this idea because Dustin and I did the same thing at our wedding :)
Calvert Kettle Corn and Calvert County cookie favors! The Cox’s and Hamilton’s have been farming in Calvert County for generations so I thought it was so awesome that they tied the county into the wedding.
Catherine. Wow. Just wow.
These two don’t take themselves too seriously. They both smashed a bit of cake during the cutting, but then Bobby turned his back afterward and Catherine made sure she had the last word about the whole cake situation :)
What better way to end their post than with Bobby’s amazing take on Gangnam Style? I love it :)
Ceremony: Trinity United Methodist Church | Bride’s Dress: Bridals by Elena | Bride’s Shoes: Ariat | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridals by Elena | Hair & Makeup: Morgan Gerard Salon & Spa | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Bank | Reception: Private family farm | Florist: Bowen’s Florist & Gifts | Catering: Dream Weaver Events & Thompson’s Seafood | Cake: Walls Bakery | Invitations: Allison Barnhill Designs | Music: C&J Entertainment | Videographer: Hornick Studios | Rentals: Top Hat Rentals & Grand Rental Events
I swear there is no place like the South in the springtime. And what better way to enjoy the amazing southern weather than a beach wedding? I enjoyed assisting Dana Cubbage Weddings for Becca and Jay’s beautiful April wedding at Folly Beach, South Carolina. They kept the guest list small and turned their gorgeous rental home into a completely unique wedding venue. Becca left no detail untouched, and I love how clear it was that there was so much thought and personalization put into their wedding day. Enjoy some of my favorites!
I thought it was so fun that the guys drove across Folly Beach to the wedding in these golf carts.
Last Friday I once again had another wonderful opportunity to shoot alongside Paige Winn of Paige Winn Photo. Her fun couple Amy and Bryan (from Baltimore! Fellow MD-ers!) were married at Lowndes Grove in historic Charleston, South Carolina and their wedding was one of the most beautiful I have seen. I’m sure you will agree :) Enjoy some of my favorites!
There is so much I could write about Kaitlen and Joey and their incredible wedding day this past Saturday. These two are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside, and if you can’t tell, they complement one another in the most perfect of ways.
Despite dating briefly a few years ago, the timing just wasn’t right. But on April 6th, the timing couldn’t have been more right for Kaitlen and Joey to join together for the rest of their lives. The weather was AMAZING…birds were chirping, the sun was shining, there was a slight breeze…it was like out of a fairytale. Kaitlen was just as laid back and relaxed as could be in the moments before putting on her dress, and that calmness never left her the entire day. Then I met Joey, and it all made sense. Two go-getters, incredibly gracious and fun-loving, and so connected to their faith…these two were just made for one another.
The rest of the day flowed as you could imagine…literally perfect. They rode to the reception at the Savannah Golf Club in a classic car and spent the rest of the evening mingling with friends and family and celebrating on the dance floor. It was undeniably one of the most amazing days I’ve ever had the honor of being a part of, and I loved every second of getting to know these two and their families.
Kaitlen and Joey, I hope you are soaking up the sun in St. Lucia, and I’m sure you’re still wearing that gorgeous wedding day glow :) There’s not a doubt in my mind you guys will do AMAZING things together in your marriage, and I can’t wait to see where life’s incredible journey takes you from here!
One of my favorite parts of the day…the First Look…
Following their First Look, Kaitlen and Joey spent a few minutes inside this chapel right down the street from their church. It was in this chapel that they prayed together five years ago, when the timing wasn’t quite right in their relationship, and it’s the same chapel they got engaged at not too long ago. I love that they prioritized spending some quiet time together here.
There are no words for how much I love that Kaitlen and her bridesmaids (all family – love that too!) are country girls at heart!
Kaitlen gave her younger sister this adorable hanky, because at their older sisters wedding, Kaitlen said Kirbi did the “ugly cry” the entire ceremony…haha! :)
Ceremony: Isle of Hope United Methodist Church | Reception: The Savannah Golf Club | Dress: Bridal Mart of Savannah | Bridesmaid Attire: Allure | Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang | Groomsmen Attire: Joseph Feiss | Catering: The Savannah Golf Club | Cake: Baker’s Pride | Music: The Veraflames
Although I have deep roots in Maryland where I grew up, I am absolutely in love with all things southern. I live on a farm in a small town in South Carolina with my handsome husband, my beautiful step-son, our two yellow lab fur-kids, and three spoiled horses. My blog is a journal of sorts. It’s where I can share all about the things I love so much: my family, our life together, and of course all of the amazing and wonderful people and pets whose story I get to tell.
I love collaborating with laid-back and down- to-earth couples who appreciate the value their wedding images will have for the rest of their lives, and I believe in unique weddings that are truly designed around two people and who they are together. I strive to create images that are emotional, organic, fresh, and genuine, but that will remain timeless twenty, thirty, or sixty years down the road. I believe in printed images, developing friendships with my clients, and having a completely relaxed and enjoyable wedding experience. Each and every story I get to tell is unique and I truly enjoy sharing all of the little pieces that together form this beautiful relationship.
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