What was supposed to be a beautiful day outside with decent temperatures turned into cold, rainy one. This was Becca and Sam’s elopement. But by saying that I don’t mean that it wasn’t beautiful. Two people who love each other promised to love each other forever and spend the rest of their lives together. I have never shot an elopement before this day, but I’m always up for new kinds of events. I treated it like I would any other wedding. When I arrived at the salon, Becca was just starting with her hair and make up. She had two people working on her. Now if that doesn’t make you feel like a princess, I don’t know what does. The ladies doing the work were quick and efficient. They did their job and did it well. When it was all said and done, Becca was a beautiful bride!
I think there is something about an elopement. It’s just the couple and the people that mean the most to them. In this case, while Becca got ready, it was just her and her mom. The atmosphere was relaxed and a cool kind of quiet surrounded us. Becca’s dress was gorgeous. It almost reminded me of a wardrobe that came from decades past.
I loooove the next image. It shows the intimacy of the moments she spent getting ready.
She even decided to take the relaxation one step further (no pun intended) and pair the dress with some very sparkly Kate Spade Keds. Genius!
Becca and Sam decided to opt for a “First Look”. Now normally, I would take the couple to a place outside to do the first look, but due to heavy rainfall, we weren’t able to do that. But in times like that, you roll with the punches and take it at it comes. No our background may not have been an open field with warm sunlight, but what mattered most was getting to capture the look on their faces. It was very sweet. I can tell by the way they look at each other, how much they’re in love.
The rest of the evening went off without a hitch and Sam and Becca are now a happily married couple.
Sam and Becca, thank you again for allowing me to capture your day. I wish both of you nothing but the best!
Til next time
Do Good and Do Well
Dress: David’s Bridal
Make up: Allie Hawkins
Hair: Shear Design, Anna Norris
Cookies: Rachelle Mann
Cake: Shelly Byrd
Taking photos of these two is always fun and there are plenty of laughs to go around. That was the case last night when we met for their maternity session. I know some of you will remember about two years ago when I put out a model call for a couple that hadn’t been married long. Kasey responded and I first got to know them then. I was excited for the both of them when I found out that they were going to have a baby.
The weather wasn’t bad, especially in the shade. One might even call it pleasant. Where I live there are plenty of fields so I suggested that first. After, we headed to the lake. I knew I wanted to get some sunset shots so let me say, that trying to get to the lake and making sure we didn’t miss it was more stressful than a wedding. Seriously. But in the end we got them! And I love them!
Jacob and Kasey your baby boy is so blessed to have you as parents and you are going to be fantastic parents. Congrats you guys!
When I can bring natural light and laughs together, it’s always going to be a great combination.
Pure sweetness. I didn’t even Jacob any instruction here. I looked up and this was happening. It’s absolutely true love!
I love images that are not posed.
Seriously! I looooove Baby Toms!!
The view at Lake Monticello was breath taking!
They are so ready and excited for their baby boy, Sailor James to be here. Only a few weeks left.
Isn’t Kasey an absolutely gorgeous momma?
Til next time
Do Well and Do Good
Horses, barrel racing, and playing outside on the farm. That’s what Ashlynn and Ryan enjoy doing. Not all at the same time of course.
Ashlynn loves to ride her horse. But not just ride. She competes in high school rodeo where she barrel races and pole bends. She is sweet, polite, and everytime I see her, she’s always smiling. She had me laughing because I wanted to take a couple of photos of her not smiling and she just smiled bigger and laughed. Needless to say, she was very easy to photograph.
Ryan was just as much of a pleasure to photograph. He didn’t smile any less than his sister. He is the typical little boy. He loves to play outside and go to the farm with his dad. He never questioned what I was doing when I would ask him to sit or stand a certain way. He only said a big OK and he needed very little direction. If I brought him home to play with my boys, he would fit in perfectly.
Andie, thank you for allowing me to photograph your beautiful children. It was a pleasure!
Til next time.
Do Well and Do Good,
Her colors were in the shades of pink and cream. His suit was a great hue of gray and nicely pressed. Her dress was Vera Wang and her make-up was perfect. She was beautiful and he was handsome. All the makings for the perfect day. These are the details describing Bradley and Kelly’s wedding. They couldn’t wait to say “I do”. And it was right around the corner.
The day went off without a hitch. The men in their suits and the girls in their matching dresses. Everything was perfect. With her hair pinned up just right and her dress flowing out around her, Kelly was stunning and she was ready to walk down that aisle. And at the end, was her prince charming. Bradley waited patiently as each parent and attendant walked out first. The doors shut and the congregation stood. Everyone seemed to hold their breath as they waited for the doors to open. But no one, more than Bradley. Finally he saw his bride walking towards him and all was right. They said their “I do’s”, kissed, and danced out to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m yours”. It couldn’t have gone any better.
These two have a love between them that is perfect and they were made for each other. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow as a couple and to see how they are striving to keep God as the center of their marriage. Bradley and Kelly, I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to capture your milestones with my camera. Couples like you are the reason I started doing what I do. With all my heart, thank you!
I am so glad you guys decided to share a life together. Til next time.
Do Well and Do Good,