If you’ve followed life en plein air, I’m sure you’ve noticed that it has been very quiet around here lately. My plan when we moved to Ohio was to get settled into our new home, then dive right back into my regular photography schedule! But our life this year has been much more complicated than we expected, and my family has needed every little bit of me. So I quietly packed away my gear, referred inquiries to other photographers, and focused on our kids and our farm.

Still, when my sister-in-law asked me to photograph her wedding, of course I said yes!! It felt really good to be back behind the camera. Really, really good. I didn’t realize how deeply I miss it!!

On to the wedding. . .

This was the first time that I had met Whitney’s fiancé, but I could tell right away that they are perfect for each other! They are very sweet together, and I enjoyed watching them throughout the day. They both light up around each other, and their joy at being married is obvious.

The wedding day itself was a bit of a challenge for them. A terrible storm blew up as they were getting ready. We only had a minute or two for a first look before we had to take shelter! I was so disappointed for Whitney, because I knew she really wanted beautiful outdoor portraits! Thankfully, the downpour stopped just before the ceremony, and we were able to sneak in a few minutes for sunset portraits by the lake.

Whitney and Zach, I’m so happy for you, and so glad that we were able to share in your special day! I hope you love this preview of your photographs!

 

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I saw these gorgeous, large rocks when I arrived at the venue and knew immediately I wanted to photograph the rings on them. In a coincidence, the officiant based his sermon that evening on the parable of the wise man who built his house upon the rock. It made me smile, because it made these ring shots even more meaningful!

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Photographer’s son. Of course.

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Seriously, how adorable is this cake topper? I love it so much!!

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My mouth waters when I see the picture of the cupcakes. They were the most amazing cupcakes I’ve ever eaten in my whole life!

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The best truly is yet to come. Whitney and Zach, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

 

I absolutely loved photographing this beautiful family earlier this spring! The daughters contacted me about doing a family session for their mom for Mother’s Day. Photography sessions are such a wonderful gift because the images become heirlooms. Shameless hint to my husband for our upcoming anniversary, ha. 😉

We had such gorgeous, gorgeous light. I am going to miss this beautiful area when we move to Ohio!

Thank you, sweet family, for sharing this evening with me! I loved every minute of photographing your beautiful family!

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I fell in love with Cory and Christina’s story from the beginning. They are both physical therapists, and met while doing travel physical therapy. Having spent three years on the road with my husband while he did travel nursing, I was so excited to work with them! Even better, Brandon got to shoot this one with me, and we reminisced about our traveling days the whole time.:)

Cory and Christina have something so very real. You can see it in the way they look at each other, the way she leans on him, and the love in his eyes when he is watching her.

Their wedding was truly special. They married in the same church where her parents married years ago. She carried her mother and her grandmother’s rosaries. Her veil was sewn by hand by her mother. The love in this family was so evident! I hope I captured some of that for them.

Cory and Christina, thank you so much for choosing me as your photographer. I was so honored to photograph your beautiful day! Congratulations, and many blessings on your marriage!

 

Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator/Floral Design: Kim Arnold with Hickory Hill Design

Cake Artist: Tanya Cumbest

MUA: Danielle Latimer

Hair Artist: Debbie Frederick at The Company Salon

Venue: La Maison Gautier “The Old Place” 

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There are no words for how much I adore this little girl!

I have had the honor of photographing her for the past two years, and it has been such a joy watching her grow up. She is such a sweetheart! During our sessions, she always pauses every few minutes to run over and give me a hug. It always makes me smile!

I love these images from our session. Enjoy!

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