Late last month, I met Megan and Hayes for a maternity portrait session in the mountain town of Harper’s Ferry. Despite the crisp morning air (read: cold, windy, goosebumps), we walked along the water’s edge catching up on work and school and talking nurseries and baby planning. Where do I start with these two?! First, Hayes is my cousin and these two trusted in me to photograph their wedding way back in 2014 (my first wedding ever)! I’ve also captured their engagement in the fields where they went to college, their adorable and lively foster girls who lived with them for a year, their rescued pet pigs, and now this special time as they await the arrival of their baby boy. I couldn’t be more excited for these two as they start this next adventure together! Congratulations! Can’t wait to meet your little one!
Earlier this month, I met Katie and Karl at the Howard County Conservancy for a maternity portrait session before their first baby makes his or her appearance. That’s right, the baby’s gender will be a surprise to them! How exciting! I was so glad to finally meet these two, who are my cousin Laura’s in-laws, after hearing about their moves from state-to-state and family happenings over the years. As we walked through the fields, they never stopped smiling and laughing and their sweet and fun-loving nature definitely shows in these photos! Congratulations to Katie and Karl – can’t wait to hear when Baby B enters the world!
Earlier this month I met Lauren and Chuck for a sunset engagement portrait session at Blandy Farm. Lauren was hoping for that golden glow in her photos and oh-my did we get lucky with a gorgeous sunset! They brought along five-year-old R.C. for a few family photos and he was quite the scene stealer in his button-down shirt and cute cable-knit sweater. Congratulations to these lovebirds on their engagement!
Earlier this summer, Becki and Chris married on a gorgeous ranch in the Shenandoah Valley. They exchanged vows with their children and siblings at their side, and then celebrated with barbecue and barn dancing. Despite a few pesky summer showers earlier in the day, the skies cleared just in time for their ceremony and thankfully allowed for a late-night fireworks display!
There were so many special touches and tears throughout Becki and Chris’ wedding day. Becki gave Chris’ sister, who also served as her maid of honor, free rein over all the floral design with just her wedding palette as guidance. And oh-my-goodness the flowers were amazing! Shades of mint, peach, and pink flowers adorned the altar and the bride’s bouquets, and the groomsmen wore succulent boutonnieres. At the reception, Becki’s youngest daughter read a beautiful poem that she had written just for the occasion! My favorite part of the poem was hearing her describe how Chris greets them each day when he comes home from work with the words, “hellooooo, family.” So sweet!
I’m so happy for these two, their family, and feel especially honored to have photographed their day! Congratulations, Becki and Chris!
Venue: Big Sky Ranch
Coordinator: Misty Boyd Mills
Flowers: Carper’s Weddings and Events
Catering: Chrystal’s Catering