Katie talked about their wedding before they were engaged.  Usually something like that makes me all sorts of nervous – but in this case – when you know – you know.

Ryan and Katie’s love story is beautiful – a mix of all the real in life – timing, love, loss, redemption.  I think it is this depth that is reflected in their wedding day.  Friends traveled from all over the country to 10,000 feet to watch these two vow to for each other and Him for life. The smiles were so big and the laughter so deep. It was a joy to be a witness.

The “things” of the day were amazing as well – from Katie’s Hailey Paige dress to the Aspens it was a day of deep beauty and I hope you enjoy seeing it through my camera!

Day of Coordinator – Bellevue Weddings & Events –  Jamie Booth  | Dress- Miss Hailey Paige | Groom Attire – J. Crew | Wedding Site: Mount Crested Butte 
Venue – Ten Peaks and Butte 66  | Catering – Mt Crested Butte  | Flowers – Kelly Pepsin  | DJ – Anthony Peponi 

One day, I’m running the streets of Roanoke, Virginia with Maggie and the next, she’s walking down the aisle with Jeb.  It feels that way at least.  Maggie is such a special friend I met when she was in high school.  She always found a way to make me laugh, especially when we found ourselves at ridiculous locations or restaurants after a track or cross country meet.  Maggie is the kind of person you just want to be around, spend time with – so when she asked me to be a part of her wedding day, I accepted enthusiastically.  It was such a joy to meet Jeb and get to know him and his great family over the wedding weekend in Charlottesville.  He is such a match for Maggie and so kind.  From the rehearsal at the Bryan’s gorgeous family barn (post to come) to the wedding at the same church Jeb’s parents were married, to the King Family Vineyards reception, the celebration was perfect. I saw the Moore clan, the Roanoke crew, saw a 2018 bride, and met new lovely humans, all with camera in hand.  A good weekend indeed.  A huge thank you to Just a Little Diddy for pulling together amazing vendors (links below), timelines, and in general loveliness all around, what a great team!

I’m so excited for these two to build their life and family together.  Enjoy some photos of the day! 

| Venue: King Family Vineyard | Planner: Just a Little Diddy Cake: Cakes by Rachel | Bride’s Dress: Annalise Bridal Boutique |

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid, Joanna August Designer | Groom’s Attire: Peter-Blair | Invitations: Dear Eloise | Transportation: Albemarle Limo | Band: Horizon |

| Flowers: Floral Images | Catering: Harvest Moon | Lighting: Blue Ridge A/V | Hair & Makeup: Jeanne Cusack|

I met Anne on the tennis courts in high school and heard about her for years after.  Everyone always commented on how kind Anne was.  Fast forward years and miles and I had the honor to photograph Anne and Sam’s engagements, Anne’s Bridal Portraits, AND their wedding at Firefly Winery.  Every time I see these two I feel such joy and sweetness.  When Anne emailed a few months after their son was born, I knew I would have to find a way down to SWVA to photograph their sweet family.  I’m so grateful for clients who become friends and let me be a part of their life.  Congrats to this sweet family.

 

They met in first grade and he invited her to his birthday party.

The beginnings of a beautiful love story, a love story between a boy and a girl but a love story so much more than that.

Caroline and Landon grew up in the mountains of Roanoke, Virginia and developed a friendship through years of school together and then Young Life.  They both fell in love and began their own stories with Him along the way.  When they were both students at JMU and Young Life volunteers they fell in love.

I had the honor to meet Caroline for coffee to talk about their wedding day and photography.  She knew many good friends of mine, including another Bride.  It was wonderful to hear the plans she and Landon were making as well as see the joy in the journey as she talked.

On the most pleasant July summer day these two promised to love and serve together on top of a hill overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It was a beautiful day from Caroline’s smile to Landon’s laugh and goofing off with his future (my former) boss. I loved watching Caroline’s dad hug her and quietly take the day in and Landon’s father blow up their first grade photo and show it off at the reception.  It was in many ways a culmination of so much and the beginning of so much more.

I am so excited for what is ahead for them in Roanoke and the community there. Details and vendor information below.

Bride’s Dress:  Amrheins | Bridesmaid Dresses: Chantilly Lace  | Groomsmen Attire: JC Penny  | Groom’s Attire | Catering |

Flowers: Green by Design | Cake: Family Friend, Kelli Boyer |

Videographer: Friends, Ian Buchanan and Dan Luther | Make-Up: Taylor at Pure Spa