Jordan starting working at Kayla’s church as a new worship leader and associate pastor several years ago. She started staying after church just to talk with him and eventually they started going out to dinners and having game nights with other members of the church. On one of these date nights about two years into their relationship, Jordan had to run an errand at the church after dinner to grab something. In one of the rooms, the song “Still Fallin” was playing and Jordan got down on one knee and asked Kayla to be his bride.
A country music recording artist and friend of theirs,Jody Pyles, came in moments later and played the song “She Said Yes”. Plus, Jordan had their families waiting just down the hall. And now, just a few short months of being engaged, Kayla and Jordan are now Mr. and Mrs. Such a sweet proposal and even sweeter wedding.
I can’t tell you all how excited I was to witness these two saying “I Do”. Their faith and their commitment not only to each other, but to God is amazing to watch.
never once had a negative word to say about him. I can believe it, because I have watched as behind his gruff exterior…he cares for her and watches out for her. He loves her.
Amber and Dustin, I was truly honored to be a part of your wedding day! Congratulations!
and family from gathering in the field to watch them start their life together and say “I do”. By the time Hannah met Cameron at the alter though, the rain had passed. And as they walked down the aisle together, even I had tears in my eyes.
Hannah and Cameron, I have enjoyed all of my time with you over the past several months and I am honored to have been a part of your amazing day!
The day could not have been nicer. Seriously, it was gorgeous. Not a cloud in the sky, the decorations were beautiful plus Amanda and Brandon were married! When Amanda and I sat down months and months ago to talk about her wedding, I could have talked for hours. She knew what she wanted when it came to her wedding day. Brandon and her have been dating for several hers and as was said in the toast, when Brandon asked Amanda to marry him, the Matron of Honor said "finally". Everyone was so welcoming and supportive of these two and I could feel the love that their friends and families have for them.
I always love "first looks" between the bride and groom and this was no exception. She was so excited to see him and vice versa, they both looked amazing. After the first look we took some bride and groom portraits, then added in the whole wedding party for portrait time. Then it was time for the ceremony, which left me teary eyed from their vows to one another.
Without further ado, Mr. & Mrs. Farrow!
These two didn't let a little rain to get in the way of their big day. Nothing could rain on their parade. It was so nice out for the first look, group shots and when Cassie made her way down the aisle...but as soon as she got settled under the gazebo it started to rain. I have always heard that rain on your wedding day was good luck and I wholeheartedly want that for these two.
As I spoke about in the blog post from Cassies' bridal portraits (you can see them here), I immediately loved the ideas that Cassie had for her wedding. Especially the venue, since my parents were also married under the gazebo at Claytor Lake State Park.
I am so honored to have been a part of their wedding day and I wish Cassie and Kevin the absolute best!
Oh these two! I shot their engagement pictures(which you can see here) last summer and ever since, I have waited for their big day at Selah Springs! And what a beautiful day it was...yes, a little windy at times but gorgeous none the less. Two of my favorite moments of that day were when Chelsea saw her future step-son in his little suit for the first time and when Brad was waiting for Chelsea to walk down the aisle! Such sweets moments and I am so glad I was able to be a part of the wedding day!
In November of 2013, I was blessed with a chance to learn, meet and create with some amazing photographers in Lynchburg at a wedding photography workshop. Still being a "newbie" in the photography industry, I jumped at the chance. Some people in the industry don't want to teach what they have learned, they would rather keep to themselves, not Jessica of Jessica Mae Photography.
She wanted to share things that she has learned. I loved the fact that she kept this workshop small and was able to give each of us one-on-one time to review our portfolios and talk with us, not just AT us. Some people think that being a photographer, all we do is take pictures..."how hard can that be?". Well there is so much more than that. I'm sure my fellow photographers will agree that education is a huge part of our time. Looking for inspiration, reading blog after blog, and attending workshops are all part of the process. And I am so grateful that I was able to attend this workshop for it has given me new ideas for moving forward, inspired me to keep learning and given me a sense of community in the process.
Please, please make sure you check out Jessica's photos from the workshop. Part of her charm as a photographer is the fact that she shoots with film. Yes, film! It is absolutely amazing to see her work. Click here to see her shots from this workshop. And make sure to check the credits at the bottom.