Lorie-Ann Bridal Portrait Photography ~ Proximity Hotel

Shortly before Lorie-Ann’s wedding day, I had an opportunity to see her all dressed up for her Bridal Portrait session at the Proximity Hotel. Lorie-Ann was absolutely stunning and I am so excited to finally be able to share some of my favorite images. Although we did not have access to many parts of the Hotel, we were able to find some great locations to utilize. I hope you enjoy!

Brittany and David ~ River Landing Wedding Photography

Congratulations to Brittany and David who were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at River Landing Golf and Country Club. The day was simply perfect from beginning to end. Brittany looked absolutely stunning in her wedding gown and she had a great accessory to compliment her dress, her best furry friend Misty.

Brittany and David decided to see each other before the ceremony to steal a few intimate moments together. David was eager to see his soon-to-be-wife and she didn’t disappoint. Misty joined in on the fun too!

Afterwards, the couple returned to their respective rooms to prepare for the long awaited ceremony! Set atop a balcony overlooking a beautiful lake, guests took to their seats as Brittany waited alongside her dad for the procession to begin. David took his place and waited patiently as family and bridal party made their way down the aisle. The music cued and the grand doors to the balcony opened. There she was, beaming with excitement and a few nerves. As the couple read their vows aloud and exchanged rings, a gust of wind wisped Brittany’s cathedral veil into the air, it was breathtaking and perfectly timed. But the most important message throughout the ceremony was the coming together of two beautiful families.

 The reception kicked off with the couple’s first dance as man and wife. Afterwards we headed outside for a few sunset portraits. I love sunset portraits and Brittany and David braved the extreme heat to capture some magical moments!

But the highlight of the night for me was Brittany’s dance with her dad. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. As dad squeezed his beloved daughter, she held back tears and nestled her head on his chest. It was such a sweet and tender moment.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Pendergraft!

Meredith and Cole ~ Sutherland Wedding

Congratulations to Meredith and Cole on their wedding nuptials! I met Meredith and Cole through a former bride and new instantly that I was going to love working with them. Meredith is such a sweet person and Cole is the perfect complement to her. They are both so gracious and easy-going that I knew our personalities gelled.

When the wedding day finally arrived, their outdoor ceremony scheduled on the lawn at The Sutherland, was threatened by lingering storm clouds overhead. But thankfully the weather held off for the ceremony to continue as planned. And just as the ceremony ended and we began taking portraits on the grounds, the skies cleared and the sun finally made its appearance!

The Sutherlands new outdoor pavilion was the perfect setting for a night filled with laughter, love and lots of dancing! The couple kicked off the night with their first dance as husband and wife and treated guests to a scrumptious dinner as the sun set. It was perfect!

Kayla and Sam ~ Duke Chapel Wedding

I am so happy to post Kayla and Sam’s Duke Chapel wedding. It was such a pleasure to get to know Kayla and Sam over the past year. After years of dating, Sam popped the question and the wedding planning began. Naturally, Duke Chapel was the perfect setting for what was to be a beautiful day.

And when that day finally arrived, Both Kayla and Sam were ready! They didn’t want to see each other before the wedding, so instead they decided to share a private prayer before the ceremony began. It was such a touching moment to witness. But it wasn’t all serious business just yet; each shared a few giggles anticipating all the events still ahead.

Kayla, hand-n-hand with her beloved dad, began the long walk down the aisle. As guests rose in their seats, Sam could not hold back a smile from ear to ear. Throughout the ceremony, Kayla and Sam rarely took their eyes off one another. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony!

Afterwards, we headed outside in the blistering heat to capture a few gorgeous portraits of the couple. Sam, sporting his tux, stuck it out in the heat with us as we made our way to Washington Duke Inn for more portraits before heading to the reception.

Once guests took their seats, Kayla and Sam made their grand entrance as Mr. and Mrs. Rouse! It was a beautiful evening filled with tear-filled toasts, dancing and a surprise vocal performance from the groom to his bride.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Rouse!

Fiona Josephine ~ Newborn Portrait Photography

I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of Miss Fiona Josephine since it was a surprise! Fiona was welcomed by mom and dad and big sister June 1, 2014 which is also mom’s birthday. How about that for the best birthday gift ever! Congratulations to mom and dad who have an absolute angel in their family!