Ross and Brianne were wed on a beautiful spring afternoon in March. Surrounded by friends and family these two committed their lives to one another and words can’t express what an honor it was to capture this special and holy occasion. This was truly a quintessential spring wedding complete with beautiful fresh flowers, little faux butterflies lovingly attached to each centerpiece, and the prettiest purple bridesmaid dresses. The whole day seemed to come together flawlessly- even the surprise that the couple recieved when they saw that Ross’s dear friends strung hundreds of twinkly lights up inside the chapel where they would begin their life as husband and wife. But more important than all of these details was the love I witnessed between these two very special people. The moment that pretty much summed up their relationship to me was when Ross took the mic at the reception to deliver a quick speech. Most couples will generally say a huge thank you to their guests for attending; however Ross went one step further. He admitted that he never really knew much about weddings- all of the time, prep, and planning that went into everything. He stood up there and publicly acknowledged Brianne for all of the hard work that she put into planning their special day. He could have easily glanced over her efforts and just thanked the audience. But he intentionally chose to recognize his wife in front of all of their family and friends. The look that was on Brianne’s face as she locked eyes with her groom during his speech was one of utmost respect and deeply sincere love. Ross and Brianne, I wish you a lifetime of happiness, laughter, love, and blessings. Thank you so much for inviting me to witness and capture your big day.
A HUGE shout out to Bridgette Ambrose Photography for second shooting for me! …
So to say that I’ve been dying to share these photos with everyone is a drastic understatement. Anastasia contacted me last summer in hopes to do a “trash the dress” session in the woods. Immediately I jumped on the opportunity and we brainstormed locations and different ideas for the session. I created some lovely little flower and leaf wreaths to give this session a very nature and outdoorsy vibe. I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the results. You might ask exactly why it’s taken so long to share these photos. Well, Miss Anastasia kept this entirely a secret from her husband and actually created an album with these images to give him on their one year anniversary (earlier this month). I know, the sweetest idea ever, right? Without further ado here they are!
When Brianne contacted me to shoot her wedding I was over the moon excited! It’s crazy how this little business of mine has allowed me to reconnect with people from my past- so far back, for example, that Brianne and I went to elementary school together. Seeing how Ross makes her giggle in the cutest little way makes me so incredibly happy for both of them. Here is a simple mini engagement shoot we did last week, after we chatted about their wedding and sipped on coffee. Ross and Brianne- thank you again for the honor of photographing your little love story- can’t wait until March!
It really is like a breath of fresh air whenever I photograph a family after a longer period of just doing engagement shoots. Don’t get me wrong- I love me a beautiful couple so madly in love with each other it’s hard to see straight. Oh no no no, I love those. But there’s just something about going through images of a family that just gets me. The way the Daddy can play so hard with his kid, but then turn around and hug them so tenderly. How Mom seems to make just everything right. This session was no exception at all. I have known the Northrops for quite some time, so when they asked me take their family’s christmas card photos I absolutely jumped at the opportunity. We spent the afternoon chasing the sunlight and dancing to Yo gabba gabba- a mighty fine combo if you ask me. Preston and Mae, I hope you are blessed by these photos of you and your little Scarlet and that as the years go on these will help you remember the time when she was so little and so incredibly sassy (although, I’m not sure if that quality is going anywhere anytime soon :p). And now onto the photos: