I keep sitting on images because I want to write a beautiful detailed description of the day to accompany each feature. but alas, my words (and extra time) are few and far between these days so you'll have to let the images speak for themselves (which is kind of my job anyway, right?). full of handmade, intentional details, a picnic lunch and a walk through the forest with all their guests, Linda + Kagan had one of my favorites weddings of all time. a ceramicist and a woodworker, it only makes sense that these two would have a dreamy brunch wedding among the redwoods of sequoia national park. so much goodness, such delicious light, beauty everywhere.
Mary and Patrick were surrounded by close friends and family as they exchanged vows at one of the loveliest ceremony locations we've had the opportunity to photograph. They opted to see each other before the ceremony which allowed us to take full advantage of the beautiful grounds at Stan Hywet Gardens in Akron, Ohio (one of the most helpful, organized staff we've worked with). Patrick's reaction is exactly why we love first-looks -- it's such a sweet time for the bride and groom to share, to have a moment alone and really relish in the day. Such a classy couple -- and how adorable is that flower girl?! Thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you, Mary and Patrick!
Katie & Brad were married under a canopy of trees, surrounded by friends and family on her parent's beautiful equestrian farm in East Tennessee -- such a dreamy setting! Despite the heat and even losing all electricity just hours before the ceremony, the two remained calm, cool and collected, determined to enjoy one another and their big day regardless of what might happen. (Power came back on just in time!) They are two of the kindest souls I have encountered and Ben and I were honored to capture their love. Thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you, Katie and Brad!