Every year, I am lucky enough to shoot at least one wedding at the amazing Emerald Valley Golf and Resort. Any of my devoted readers know that this building has a lot of history for me and it was the same place that my husband and I got married back in 2011. It has it all...gorgeous scenery, beautiful ceremony sight, stunning, indoor reception area. Easy parking, perfect amenities...I could go on, but what you really need to know for this blog post is that for 2017, I was giv
Where do I even start? Zach and I met several years ago and I immediately knew that he and my husband would be perfect for each other! They both had an understated sense of humor, an awkward competitive streak seething beneath the surface, and a pre-occupation with golf. I mean, is there more to a bro-mance than that? Fast-forward five years (has it already been that long?) and Zach and I are still close friends, but I think he's only ever even met my husband twice (I'm still
Where to begin when commemorating the gorgeous wedding day of Creswell's Hannah Banana and the awesomely sweet and caring Daniel? I have known Hannah for decades...Since she and her brother Luke used to run around our barn as children where their mom boarded her horses. To this day, the word "Hannah" is still written in black sharpie with a little heart under it right in the middle of our tack room...just where young Hannah thought it should be. Fast forward almost 30 years..
Sarah, Anthony and I met for the first time last fall. They shared with me their vision for their wedding day and Sarah described the crisp, classic colors and theme that would be present throughout the day. Lewis and Clark was a perfect venue for the navy and white; timeless in its own right. When I arrived on the day of the wedding, everything was going perfectly. The talented Kendra Johnson was already working her make-up magic on the beautiful bride and the gorgeous brida
Corey has been my brother's quiet, stoic, yet surprising, best friend for years. Corey is a man of few words, but of those few words, he would always emphatically tell me "Good morning!" no matter what time of the day. He also has his own super awesome and brilliant business, Divine Automotive Services, in which he is literally a mobile mechanic that drives to YOU to fix your car. When this man of few words met Heidi several years ago, of course, we were all curious as to how
Katie and Nick were my "meet you at your wedding!" couple this year. Interestingly, my couple last year that I did not meet until the wedding day was also from the DC area, just like Katie and Nick! Our initial meeting was over Skype (I love technology!) and we immediately hit it off! Katie and I had oddly similar personalities and I could tell she and I would get along perfectly! Fast-forward a few weeks and I get a panicked email from Katie - her venue essentially canceled!
Brittney and Jack were married on a virtually perfect Friday in June at the beautiful Lewis & Clark Catering Venue by the river. The wedding featured a gorgeous, almost-Christmas-like red and twinkle light feel and a very evident sweet love between Brittney and Jack. Something that was so impressive at this wedding was the dress - which Brittney's mother made from scratch! I also couldn't help but notice Brittney's lucky pennies taped into her beautiful wedding shoes. There
David and Lydeea kicked off my 2016 wedding season earlier this month at the Albany Golf and Event Center - my first time at the beautiful venue. When we first met last year, I fell in love with the little details they had already planned out for their wedding day. I particularly loved their color scheme and the timeless elements they were able to incorporate utilizing the indoor venue. It was obvious throughout the day how head over heels David and Lydeea are for each other.
It is with a profound sense of gratitude that I close the book on 2015. The year marked the most fulfilling and productive for my little photography business. I cannot adequately express the appreciation I feel towards each and every one of you that has given me the opportunity to create memories for you and your family. Each photo I give to each client has a piece of me in it - I look at all of your smiling, laughing, joyful faces (and some other expressions as well!) and ca