I've been looking forward to this wedding for quite some time and even more excited since I shot Cassidy's bridal session (more from that session to come). At one point during the sunset portraits, I literally stopped everything I was doing to tell them how much I've working with them.
They made my little photog-heart happy with how much time they gave me for portraits. It's definitely one of the perks of doing a first look. But they didn't stop there. They also gave me sunset portrait time (which is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day).
The way Cassidy radiates so much joy every time that she smiles at Camden and the way he can make her laugh in half a second is the sweetest thing. They met during their time at Virginia Tech, by chance at a intermural basketball game. One of my favorite parts of their wedding ceremony was a "tree planting" ceremony. They took dirt from her home in Grayson County and his home in Danville and poured it around a tree that they will plant at their first home. You see, Wildlife Conservationist and he's a Crop + Soil Environmentalist...trees and dirt are right up their ally. It made their ceremony...theirs.
A couple of weeks ago, I got to hang out with Layla and a photographer friend of mine, Jasmine. We got together to shoot just for fun and it was so nice. We walked around Nesselrod on the New in Radford, VA to just take pictures. The expected weather that weekend was a snow storm but instead, we got a beautiful day.
Last summer, my friend Karyn asked if I wanted to shoot a fall wedding with her at Big Spring Farm in Lexington,VA. Yes please, sign me up!
It was the perfect fall day you guys... no clouds, the temperature was ideal and there was a beautiful pop of color coming from the trees. Hannah and Owen were married next to the pond surrounded by their family and friends, and their pastor sporting a unicorn t-shirt under his sports jacket.
I loved their sense of style, the mountain-themed wedding invitations, the long dresses the bridal party wore, and most of all... I loved all the fun and excitement that they shared with the people that mean the most to them. They shared communion not just between the two of them, but with anyone who wanted to come up and take part. It was such a special part to their ceremony.
My favorite part of the day though would have to be couples portraits. I mean just look at that photo to the left, see how they are looking at each other? Swoon! They walked through fields of tall grass for us, stood on top of rocks only a step away from being in the pond for us, and they threw leaves in the air for us. Hannah and Owen definitely were a dream to work with.
To see more of their beautiful mountain wedding, head over to Karyn Johnson Photography's blog.