WAY too long blog post ? Why YES, is the answer to that question. But in my defense Sherri and Drew had such a beautiful wedding at one of my favorite places to shoot AND I had my best-ie Rachelle shooting with me AND they are both so dam good looking ! So that is why I am posting such a LONG post. Much thanks to Monte Verde Inn for having such a lovely venue and for being SO good to the vendors and giving us a DELISHIOUS meal. And a huge shout out to Joe from SJ’s Disc Jockey, he is one of the most seasoned in the business and we LOVE his lighting and easy going nature. Always a pleasure to work with such a pro !
I am so grateful to have been a part of this special day, one of my favorite memories is of Drew stating that Sherri was the love of his life ! What a doll !
Please get a snack when viewing this post lest you get low blood sugar, here goes :
Super hot photos, thanks Rachelle !
Endless great spots to photograph at the Monte Verde Inn !
I LOVE the photos of Sherri laughing the MOST ! Boy can that gal light up a room !
Drew was such a sweetheart ! Loved his light blue eyes !
The groom seeing his bride for the first time…. PRICELESS !
I warned you it was a long post, hang in there, maybe have a drink of water ?
Almost there !
Because I am doing an engagement session mash up. Perhaps because I am taking off for a week ( lets hope the world does not stop spinning on its axis because I turn off my phone for 5 days ) or because I would hate for any of my brides to wonder why they never got blogged ( who am I kidding, I have about 34 blog readers ) but here goes my sexy Engagement session mash up. I hope to do Finn and Rachel proud.
JAMIE AND WILL are getting married this fall. A series of events brought us together so it just felt like this magical fate that I get to be their wedding photographer. I am so in love with these two, they are any photographers dream couple.
Smokin’ HOT !
This was one of my favorites, at the very end of our shoot I finally persuaded him to take off his shirt
Matching tattoos ! Now THAT is true love people.
MIXED with what they call ‘SHERRI AND DREW’. These Super soul mates were MARRIED this July at the Monte Verde Inn ! So easy breezy to shoot, just a joy in every way. More of their love story and movie star good looks to come:
And last but not least CRISTY AND ERIKK ! They were full of ideas for their engagement session. I LOVED their enthusiasm ! Cristy reminded me of the actress Isla Fisher from the movie ‘ The wedding crashers ‘. She is one of the most vibrant girls ever to roam the earth , Erikk is not just another pretty face ! He is actually very deep and soulful. Together they are just plain AWESOME. They are getting married next may !
This is one of my favorite photos ever.
Did I mention how perky Cristy was ?
I was so EXCITED to shoot Suzanne and Mikes wedding at their families RICE FARM. I fell madly in love with Suzanne and her Mom when they came to meet me. Suzanne lights up like a christmas tree every time she smiles, just the most delightful gal you will ever meet. What a shin dig they had with 400 guests. So many cute details and remarkable photo opts including the most beautiful sunset a person could ever witness. What a blessed day indeed, it was everything I dreamed it would be !
Love this photo from my second shooter Michelle Shiftlet !
I LOVE this photo, the sheer joy !
O.K really ? Little girls in white dresses dancing in a circle…yes…really !
Great spots galore !
Mike the hard working farmer and groom was not getting why I thought things like tractors were so arty : )
One of my all time favorites
Dig that sunset !
LUCKILY my friends at Encore Entertainment were able to cover the event at the LAST minute when their previous person could not make it ( that is me nicely saying they flaked ). Encore saved the day.
The sunset was so magnificent, watching go down was truly a memorable end to a perfect day.
A quick backstory….Brad is my boyfriend, Stephanie is Brad’s sister, making her my sister-in-law. She married Dave Johnson when she was 18 years old and they were married for 20 years, then they took a bit of a break…and then they got married AGAIN this past fall in Clarksburg. I loved how their wedding invite was titled ‘ taking a mulligan’. Stephanie often told me how disappointed she was with her first wedding’s photos, so this time around, we hooked it up ! There are so many cool places to go in Clarksburg we went a bit crazy shooting some rad photos! Since I love Stephanie and Dave so much this was one of the most fun photo sessions of the year. Of course my cute boyfriend Brad helped me the whole time and even found locations that were pretty amazing. Go BRAD ( check out the big brain on Brad ).
If there was ever a family that you would want to be a part of it is the Haynes family. Just some of the best people on earth. I LOVE this family and feel so very fortunate to be a part of the Haynes/ Johnson clan. Stephanie and Dave had the cutest, most intimate wedding in their backyard with their 3 girls by their side. My favorite, Rev. Jeri Murphy officiated and brought her unique warmth to the whole event. Very relaxed and filled with true love, their wedding was just perfect !
Um, are you KIDDING ME with this turned over tree. Man alive I was in heaven
This is one of my favorite photos EVERRRRRRR. WHAT A GIFT !
Love this ‘road less traveled : )
Stunning, mama soooo likes !
How cute is my boyfriend ? ( answer….cute )
I LOVE this moment during there ceremony, seeing Stephanie so very happy warmed my heart.
Two more people I love dearly
And NOT the HEAT on Nicolle and Scott’s special day. The heat was brutal, but these two super stars did not let it spoil their special day. Their wedding at Lincoln Hills SUN City was a day to be remembered. Of course I ALWAYS LOVE Katie from Ambience Floral Designs work ( I am her biggest fan ), and Kami ( kam kam ) and Brandon from Sound Image are always a treat to work with. Through out the day Kami does so many extra nurturing things to make the day better, like when we all were about to die from heat exhaustion, Kami suddenly appears with a bounty of COLD water and snacks for everyone. Kami and Brandon make a great team, making any wedding a delight.
Scott was so very lovable and Nicolle, well her infectious laughter filled the day. She just beamed with joy. True love oh baby…TRUE LOVE :
My trademark ring in the berry….yes, sadly putting your ring into things is sort of my thing
This is one of my favorite shots from the day….sexy time for the beautiful bride.
Don’t be afraid to see your man before the ceremony gals, you get such great moments : )
Omg, I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PHOTO, such a ‘it’s hot’ statement.
O.k, how cute are the big beads of sweat on Scott’s face ? I love this !!!!!
One has to love the ‘mom look’.
The pay off from these hot summer days…wait for it…THE SUNSETS : )
photos with heart and soul