You know what I love?? A good photo session out in the country down some gravel road or in a field. That’s exactly what Chase and Brandy wanted. I loved this session! It was laid back. It was easy. And it was quiet. I haven’t known Chase or Brandy very long, in fact I met Chase for the first time at the session. But I can tell they love one another very much.
Chase and Brandy, thank you for letting me photograph you guys!
Til Next time
Do Well and Do Good
Miracle. That’s the word that comes to mind with this blog post. Why? Because that’s exactly what baby Holden Silas is. He’s a miracle. Let me start a little farther back. Tracie and T.J. have been married around 14 years. Tracie is my best friend. A few years ago, I did a shoot with her and I called it “Twelve Years a Bride”. At the time she and T.J. didn’t have any children. It wasn’t because they didn’t want any. They have wanted children for 11 years. But there have been none. They, like many other couples in this world, have struggled with infertility. They have tried fertility drugs, IVF, and a couple of other options to help, but nothing ever did. It has been a long and heart breaking journey.
But there’s something that makes this post so much more special than anything I’ve ever posted. Earlier this year she and I were talking and she was telling me she felt bad. She started naming off the symptoms and in the back of my mind, I somehow knew. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to get her hopes up. In the meantime, she had been to the doctor to get a few tests run to make sure everything was okay. The doctor’s office called and let her know everything was normal. But God!!!
She got another call from the lab a little while later. They asked if she was driving and told her to pull over. She did and sure enough they ran a pregnancy test and it came back POSITIVE! Yep, you read that right. She found out that day that she and T.J. were expecting! When she called me and let me know, I may have cried as much as she was.
It was an honor to be asked to do this shoot and I CANNOT wait to hold Holden Silas. He doesn’t know how long we’ve all been waiting for him. He’s already so loved!
Til next time.
Do Well and Do Good
I think I need to warn you before you get to far into this post. This, is going to be a lengthy one. There were too many good images and I had a very hard time narrowing them down. I always do with weddings. Maybe it’s because weddings are my favorite event to photograph. Reguardless, there are a lot of images that you are going to get to see as you scroll. The venue for this wedding is beautiful! The Granite Club, also known as the McKinney-O’Conner House, is a 7500 square foot mansion that was built in the 1920’s oil boom. It’s got a plantation like feel and a victorian vibe. One of my top favorite venues for sure!
The day started like any other wedding day. I got there as Jade was getting her hair and make up finished. A few people from the wedding party were on the grounds. You could feel the excitement. Her colors were navy and pink they complimented each other very well. The air smelled of fresh flowers and Summer. Slowly the wedding party arrived and things really got going. There were boutonnieres of lavender and bouquets of roses and peonies. It was lovely . The atmosphere was laid back and relaxed.
I love the look on Mom’s face as her oldest daughter was being buttoned into her wedding gown.
This flower girl was so much fun.
Per usual, the groomsmen showed up ready to have a good time. It was a little rowdy, but all in fun and you could tell they were having a good time.
As the morning passed and everyone got closer to being completely ready, it was soon time for Jacob and Jade’s first look. One of my favorite parts of the day.
And then finally, ceremony time.
The reception was a blast. Great people and amazing food!
Jacob and Jade, I can’t say thank you enough for letting me be apart of your day! It was beautiful just like you!
Til next time,
Do Well and Do Good,
Hair & Make up: Jordan Carter
Flowers: Jason Roberson
Venue: The Granite Club
Dress: Low’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Catering: Woods Catfish
The one and only thing I don’t like about shooting bridal sessions is the time I have to wait to post the images. But that’s just the way it is and I tend to get over it quickly. But with these I almost couldn’t wait until Becca and Josh’s wedding was over. Only for the fact that I was ready to post. I am in love with these images. I had the privelage of shooting in Little Rock, (which I always love). Our locations were beautiful! I think these images have a classic and timeless look. Becca was an easy going bride who basically gave me control of the session. I mean, who doesn’t love that?? 😉
Becca you made a beautiful bride and Josh is one lucky guy! Congrats on your amazing day! It was laid back and gorgeous!!
This greenery was breath taking!
Til next time
Do Well and Do Good