Alex grew up in the New River Valley, but after college she started traveling as a nurse. Her first stop was Boise, Idaho and that's where she met Mark. These two love adventuring together, which makes me love them more because there is nothing better than adventuring with the love of your life.
Alex came back to Virginia to get married at the historic Hotel Roanoke. Friends and family from near and far join in the celebration and what a joyous day it was.
They both were up for anything and I loved getting to explore the hotel with them. We had so much time for couples portraits and my little photographers heart was so happy. I love when my couples give me so much time for just the bride and groom.
Alex and Mark, it was a joy to celebrate with you.
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.