Saturday, December 03, 2011


This sweet couple had a lovely, intimate ceremony with family and close friends. There were beautiful flowers and tasty treats, twinkling lights and a pervading spirit of quiet  joy. The Bride was simply radiant in her mother's wedding gown. The Groom was handsome and full of smiles.  After the ceremony, we used the grounds around the Prayer Chapel to capture some gorgeous images of the happy newlyweds. Here are just a few highlights from the day.

I was so pleased that Liz and Derrick allowed me to capture their very special day. I wish them great happiness for all of their wedded days. I know that God will richly bless their married life together. 

A very special engagement

I captured LeeOra and Ryan's portraits on a lovely Fall day in the mountains of Amherst, VA. We started in the hayfield and wound up by a scenic lake, having in the meantime climbed boulders, waded in a waterfall, traversed the underside of a bridge and rolled around in the leaves. From the ever so carefully posed and lit portraits to some adorably silly snapshots in between, it was great fun. LeeOra and Ryan were willing to got the extra mile to allow me to get these shots and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them. And needless to say, we got some really fabulous images! Take a peek at some of my favorites from an afternoon spent with this very sweet couple. 

This one would make an amazing wall portrait! I think it might be my fav from the session.

Seriously, how cute are they?

I love, LOVE this one, too. Engaged: starting off on their journey through life together.

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek as much as I enjoyed creating it. I am looking so forward to working further with LeeOra and Ryan as we approach their very special Big Day. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tayler & Rickie

I love being a wedding photographer. And it is weddings like this one that make that statement a fact. 

   Tayler and Rickie's beautiful wedding day was filled with so many charming details and unforgettable memories. It was hard to choose just a handful of images to share. As a bride, Tayler was the perfect combination of sweetness and elegance. Rickie was a handsome and dapper groom. They made a wonderful couple and were truly a delight to work with. The wedding ceremony was refined and meaningful and lovely in all aspects. At the reception, the warmth and laughter of their family and friends created a cheerful atmosphere set upon a ballroom backdrop of twinkling candles, vibrant flowers and happy music. It was grand and graceful, but so very heartfelt and just...real. Here are a few pretty, fun, romantic images from this very special day.


I hope you enjoyed this little sneak-peek into Tayler and Rickie's beautiful wedding day. I was honored to play a little part in the lives of such a very sweet and loving family. I wish the newlyweds the very best of everything that wedded life has to offer. God bless!