Matt + Alyssa are one of those couples who are a little quiet but their love for each other radiates from their faces. They are so sweet and fun and just absolutely in love with each other. Their joy was so contagious! Plus, there were COWS and hay bales and a gorgeous sunset and did I mention cows?! When I got into the car that night my heart was just so full!Read More
Ana + Taylor’s lakeside engagement session had to be rescheduled due to weather but when we finally met at the top of the mountain on a brisk November afternoon the sun was shinning brightly!Read More
I photographed their wedding about 2 years ago. (And yes, the previous post is about Tyler's brother and his family) I love these two a whole bunch! When I found out Caitlin was pregnant I was over the moon excited for them and when she asked me to photograph their Birth Story I think I about died of excitement!Read More
I have known both Evan and Rachel for almost my whole life. Rachel is my cousin and we grew up made three-tenths of a mile from each other. Our families went to church together and were pretty close so we would see each other at family parties/picnics and we sometimes spent the night together. Evan also went to church with us and our families were in the same small group. Ev and I were the same age so we buddied up, often leaving out his older brother and my little brother. ha! Oops, sorry Will and Jesse! Because Rachel was a few years older than Ev and I, they never really knew each other. Last summer, Rach came home to visit from NYC where she had been for the past few years. Her brother, Brandon, began trying to set her up with Evan. Apparently Brandon had asked her one too many times about possible suitors so she finally agreed to it!
What started as good conversation at a family picnic turned into weekend trips to NYC for Evan! After a few trips, he asked her to marry him and brought her back to VA not long after (and all the family said "hooray!"). Rach + Ev, to say I'm excited for you two to get married might be an understatement. I love you both and I'm really happy that God brought you together...and Rach back to VA finally!
Also, let it be known that I could tell there were sparks at your very first hangout at the picnic! Here's your very first photo together. #creeperstatus ;]
Over the past couple years Heather and Jordan have become good friends. You see, Heather was my neighbor growing up but she was homeschooled so we never knew each other. We both went off to college at Liberty University, still not knowing each other. My dad ran into her dad one day and they realized we were both at LU. So dad told me about this girl named Heather from Lebanon who was at Liberty. Lo and behold we were in the same Philosophy 101 class together. Who would have ever guessed?! We became casual friends but we didn't have any classes together after that then I went to Peru. A couple years went by and I saw that Heather got engaged to this photographer guy, Jordan. My first thought....I hope they don't move to Lebanon because I don't need the competitiion. Haha! A few months later I get a call from Heather + Jordan's wedding photographer (Jen Beeson) saying she was in need of a second shooter for their wedding (long story...)! I was 6.5 months pregnant but I said yes and two days later I showed up at Ellenbrook in Elk Garden ready to photograph their wedding! Really it was that day that began our friendship. I've loved getting to know them! Photography is obviously a big part of our friendship but things like loving Jesus, enjoying good food, loving SWVA, and traveling adds so much to it!
Fast forward 2 years and now these two are expecting their first little baby! Jordan + Heather were in town visiting family for the weekend so we had a spontaneous little beloved maternity session to document such an exciting time in their lives! (Jordan also brought along a fun little trinket called a prism so I got to try it and get some neat, creative shots!) Guys, I can't wait to meet your sweet little girl in a few weeks! I know you all will be amazing parents and that you'll raise her up to love God and to love people! You both are so sweet and so full of joy so I have no doubt that she will be the same way!