Jordan and Tyler got married last weekend at Amber Grove Inn in Richmond, VA and they have such a sweet story!! The two of them met at James Madison University through a mutual friend who was absolutely positive that they would hit it off! I guess she was right, because look where they are now! More in love now than they ever have been before!! After they were set up, it only took about 3 months for them to end up dating. One of my favorite parts of their story is their proposal that Jordan told me all about!! One of Tyler’s favorite things in the world (besides Jordan, of course!) is the Ole Miss Rebels. He got the two of them tickets while they were playing in Orlando, Florida so what could have made it any better?! A trip to Disney, duh!! 🙂
To this day, I still remember the exact moment that Megan and Ben sent along their inquiry into my inbox. Ding! I opened it up, excited to hear about the newly engaged couple! As soon as I read the words “met in high school” and “10 years later, we’re engaged”, I got so giddy!! I absolutely ADORE a good love story and boy, do they have one! Megan and Ben met in high school y’all. How sweet is that?!
Wedding planning has been in full blown high gear lately for me as we are dwindling down to only 4 months left before the big day! It’s getting crazy y’all!! Something that we’ve been looking into recently has been a hotel block and I learned SO many different things that I would’ve never realized if I hadn’t been going through this myself. Going through this season of life and planning our wedding myself (along with Colby, of course) has really opened my eyes and gave me so much insight into what my brides really go through. I’d love to provide some advice to you ladies for some tips of what to ask and what to look for when reserving a hotel block!
Y’all – I’m here to talk to you about Father/Bride first looks! I for one am a huge fan of them. Why? Because just look at Kristen’s father’s expression on his face right below this!! These two are just so sweet and I am so happy that we took a few minutes to make this happen. Even if the day might be running a little late, seeing your dad before you walk down the aisle is such a special moment. I’d love to suggest some tips for brides planning these special moments in the future!
I met JD and Joo for their engagement session a year and a half ago at sunrise in Georgetown and it was such a beautiful day! I learned so much about the two of them through their engagement session and then even more on their wedding day. They are so caring towards each other and have such sweet hearts. I love the sweet smile that Joo gets every single time she looks up at JD – SO stinkin’ cute! And the way JD just adores her?! Absolutely priceless!
Jenny and Howie have a special kind of love that you just want everyone to witness. The way Howie speaks of her and cares for her is an old-fashioned kind of love and they are just so inspiring! I loved getting to know these two over the past years through their engagement and their wedding day.
Lindsey and Timothy are two of the kindest people I’ve ever met and I’m SO serious when I say that. They cared more about the well-being of every single guest at their wedding more than themselves and you could see that with every step they took. I actually met the Bruch’s back in 2015 at another wedding, Lindsey’s sister – Rachel! Tim and Lindsey ended up meeting each other on an online dating website and have been inseparable ever since. I love how exciting they are – they love hiking and traveling together which is such a wonderful way to spend time together. They even went skydiving for her birthday! They’re so young and have already gotten to travel so much together – all the way across the United States, the Caribbean, AND Europe! Oh, and they have the cutest pup ever – Lacey!! SO adorable!!
After getting to know the two of them a little bit better through my pre-engagement questionnaire that I send to my couples, I learned that Chase knew the owners of this cute little farm estate on Courthouse Road down the road from where I went to high school! I had always passed the farm driving to and from work when I was younger and always thought to myself that I wanted to explore it someday. I actually had been to the grounds with another couple, Kristin & Will, a long time ago because they knew the previous owners who had passed away! Regardless, the land is beautiful and I would shoot there all the time if I could. I mean, wouldn’t you?! Just look at that lighting!
The forecast for Rhiannon and Brett’s wedding day for the majority of the week leading up to the big day wasn’t the most promising. For most people, this would have really bummed/stressed them out, however it didn’t even seem to affect Rhiannon and Brett. Their light-heartedness allowed them to make the best of it and really care about what matters. They were still getting married even if it was going to rain and that’s just the attitude that they had about it. It spread throughout the guests and everyone was so happy for them regardless! I LOVED that and loved the fact that even though it started hailing the moment that the ceremony ended, everyone continued to celebrate the beginning of a beautiful marriage.
Believe it or not, Katee and Tyler were one of the first #jesscouples ever from a while ago! I absolutely love getting to photograph these two and their kiddos every year because it feels like such a tradition. It’s also extremely sweet and I feel honored that I get to photograph them and watch their family grow. How cool is it that their family has grown right alongside my business? I first met Katee when I was working with another photographer to do “boudoir marathons”. We have decided to move away from that part of our businesses, but it was still a fun time! And we’re still the best of friends. She’s actually my maid of honor in my wedding this October. 🙂