You may have noticed in my Insta stories on weddings days that after I take the highly styled shot of the invite suite, I make sure to take one more free form. While just as much care goes into styling the shot, I love how it feels candid and completely fresh from the shot taken just a few minutes before | Venue: @scotland_run Stamp: @stamptitude Processed with @c1ickmatch#schonphoto
It was a beautiful evening last night at @ashfordestate where we performed for Andrea & Matt’s cocktail hour- 260 guests!! @merrimakerscaterers set up tons of amazing stations for this couple- can’t forget the fun pickle station too!!! 👏🏻🥒🎻
Preview! I met Tyler & Chloe at @whitehallestate this weekend for their engagement session. It was the coldest morning of the year so far, but we sucked it up and it made for some gorgeous clear, crisp images. These two will be married here in the Spring, so it was fun getting a little snapshot of what their wedding day will be like. One of the sweetest couples I've worked with...they even brought me coffee! 😍☕🍾 Can't wait for May! ❤
Happiness is infectious. I’ve been told I get bubbly when shooting weddings - high energy, fast paced, and super excited. I used to think it was caffeine (or, ashamedly, lack of sleep) but when I see the joy in two people like here, I think it’s because happiness radiates. Some friends and I have been talking lately about the need for positivity in our industry, and where it’s sorely lacking. When you’re positive, so are others. Make the conscious effort to see the good, and bask in those warm vibes when others around you give them off! | Venue: @scotland_run Gown: @essenseofaustralia Dress boutique: @velacebridal Bridal Jewelry: @swarovski Veil: @sashandveil Suit: @carlanthonytuxedo Watch: @fossil | Film: @fujifilm_profilm Pro 400H Processing: @photovisionprints#schonphoto
My hearttttt, so full for these two and all of what was their incredible wedding yesterday. Where do I even begin? From all the laughs in the rain, the sweetest ceremony at the beautiful Old Whaling Church, and an unforgettable sunset leading to an epic celebration under the stars ✨It. Was. Amazingggg! Congratulations Steph & Zak! Love ya! // Event Planner: Amy Kimball Events - Amy Kimball Flowers: Winston Flowers Band: Elan Artists - Rhythm Collective Caterer: The Catered Affair Stationary Designer: Christa Alexandra Rental Company: Peak Events Makeup Artist: Lyndsay Simon Hair Stylist: Daria Kalinina #stephhitthezakpot#marthasvineyardwedding#marthasvineyard
So much to say about yesterday’s wedding. So much! But, I really just want to say that I am so incredibly proud to live in a small little tight knit world of former ACE friends and brides that live in the “whatever it takes” mentality just like my team and I do!
Yesterday was sheer perfection, and I feel like it was so perfect because of a lot of hard work from @amberlomele and @mat_mat44 in advance but also because of @kristenbwitt and @metorriiii. These two ladies went above and beyond to help me when a huge tree (HUGE) was blocking the road in to our gorgeous ceremony location. As the location isn’t right around the corner from us, Kristen was our eyes and ears on the ground in Newport News, FaceTimed me, showing me what we were really working with, so I could visually understand how large of an issue we were facing. And @metorriiii, a brand new mama, worked until the wee hours of the morning helping us to secure a new (and gorgeous) location for Amber and her ladies to get ready in should they need it. Thankfully, at nearly midnight, Ambers Step-dad drove up to the venue, assessed the situation and was able to rectify the situation with a chain saw and a really (really) huge ❤️.
I LOVE my people. I cried with fear that my long time employee (and more importantly friend) wouldn’t have the wedding she had always dreamed of, at the place where she and her beloved had taken their first ever pictures together. And I wept in gratitude for my community that truly understands how important a wedding day can be in a gals life.
It was sheer perfection like I said, just look at these sneak peek pics from @caitlingerresphoto!
Planning/Design: @antoniachristiansonevents | Venues: @christophernewportu | @chryslermuseum | Bridal Gown: @milkandhoneybride | Bridesmaids: @adriannapapell@kennedyblueofficial | Catering: @cuisineandcova | Floral Design: @ishafoss | Hair: @flawlessonsite_hr | Makeup: @dhaliaedwards | Lighting: @srlweddings | Linens: @waterfordeventrentals | Photo Booth and DJ: @boardwalkentertainmentva | Stationery: @minted | Transportation: Truffle Shuttle | Videography: @pictureandsound | Favors: @duckdonuts | Church Windows: @bigtopentva