Wow! Washington DC definitely makes for a lovely backdrop – especially for an engagement session. Of course, it’s a fun place to visit anyway, so why not make a day of it and include your e-session while getting to know your wedding day photographer a little bit better. Jonathan is a country boy from Nashville, and Erin is a DC local – they met Kristie of Kir2ben Photography at 6:30am one Sunday morning at the Lincoln Memorial to ensure that they had the place to themselves, and the results are perfect! Although the Lincoln Memorial is a recognized, iconic place, on this little Sunday, it completely felt like theirs. Congratulations to the future Mr. & Mrs. Ray, and enjoy their session today!
This Williamsburg, VA wedding is so gorgeous! There are so many details that make me swoon, and you will even notice some Jewish touches (such as “mazel tov”). Take a peek at my favorite elements from this wedding:
I hope you enjoy perusing this just as much as I did – so much inspiration. Enjoy!
Who says a wedding needs to be at a church or wedding venue – or on land for that matter? Beau and Mariah are avid boaters, so they chose a sailboat as their wedding spot. So beautiful! Even though it was rainy and windy on their day, that didn’t dampen their spirits – or the photos. Their ceremony took place overlooking the Elizabeth River in Downtown Norfolk, and their day had a plethora of DIY touches as you will soon see.
My favorite touches:
Their reception included a party at the Norfolk Rebel Marina. As Bluegrass music lovers, they invited More Perfect Jones Bluegrass Band and rocked the night away. Beau is a great musician and joined along playing some great music for the guests. How fun! I hope you enjoy this wedding today!
Fall is on it’s way, and that means that planning an apple orchard engagement session just might be the perfect thing! Katherine and John met photographer J & D Photography at Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville Virginia, and there’s just something about walks through rows of trees and crisp apples that make for a lovely session as you will see.
Here is this couple’s story in the words of Katherine…
John used to come into Melito’s where I bartended all through college. One of his good friends would meet him there a few nights a week after work to grab a drink. The other bartenders I worked with always used to tell me to go out with him. I thought, ‘No way, he’s wearing a suit..I’m a sorority girl with a nose ring..he’s not interested.’ We flirted a lot and I ended up getting a drink with him after work one night at bar. We talked until we closed the restaurant, exchanged numbers and it’s truly history ever since. 7 years later!!John and I had our first date on a Sunday. Three days later, my sister was diagnosed with Leukemia. I told him about Becca that day when he called to ask me out again. I was a mess and told him that it was ok if we didn’t see each other. He insisted that he would be here for me and he kept his promise.
He was by my side the entire 11 months of Becca’s battle up until she passed. He helped support and push me through finishing my undergraduate degree and encouraged me to go back to school to become a nurse. In between all of that, I helped him pursue graduate school and now he has become an entrepreneur. We are each other’s rock, best friends, other half, dream team. We laugh every day and love our dogs more than anything. I don’t think we would know how to function without each other. Here we are 7 years later, finally engaged and taking another huge step in our lives.
That’s quite a story, and we are so happy for them and this next step in their lives. Enjoy!
Anniversaries should be celebrated, and I am greatly enjoying the fact that many couples are hiring photographers to do sessions long after their wedding day. Kudos! Ashley and Brandon were married in May of 2013 in Charlotte, NC, and they carefully planned their 3rd anniversary session – in their original wedding clothes. So sweet!
What I love about this session:
Again, even though you are planning your wedding, I encourage you to mentally prepare to do an anniversary session sometime down the road. As you can see here, the results can be stunning. Enjoy!