Dani + Mackenzie | Married | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Wedding Photographer

We are so excited to share Mackenzie and Dani’s gorgeous wedding with you all today! They celebrated their special day at John James Audubon center which was surrounded by beautiful greenery and gorgeous stone buildings! It was our first Pennsylvania wedding, and we would definitely call it a very beautiful success!

Their wedding day was perfect! We did have a little surprise thunderstorm, but luckily it held off until the reception when everyone was inside. But! With a thunderstorm comes gorgeous sunsets to follow, and we have the pictures in this post to show it off!

Mackenzie and Dani share such a sweet, fun love for each other. The kind that you can’t help but smile when you see them together. We are so glad we were able to be apart of their special day! We can’t say it enough just how beautiful this day was. From the couple, to the guest and all the way to the bride’s sparkly Ked’s tennis shoes!

Mackenzie and Dani, we want to thank you both again for choosing us to photograph such a wonderful time of celebration! We wish you both a life full of blessings and laughter! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bauman!

 

Cake: Kriebels Bakery
Flowers: Buttercup
Dress: Bijou Bridal

Brenna + Marcus | Married | Houston, Texas | Houston Wedding Photographer

When we were little girls I remember Brenna and I chatting about when we would get married and what our weddings would be like. Our friendship all started in third grade and has lasted through many years of dance and try outs, drivers ed, going to separate colleges and now being married women. Looking back now it all seemed to fly by, but I am so excited to see what our futures hold!

Brenna has always been the smart one in the friendship, while I thrived on my creativity. So while she was in AP Calculus I was rockin my A’s and B’s in on level Algebra, haha! I always loved how comfortable we were to be ourselves around each other even from the beginning. And that is one thing that is definitely apparent in Brenna and Marcus’s relationship. They are comfortable to be themselves and they love each other for who they are.

With Brenna and I going to college on opposites sides of the country I didn’t get to see Marcus much but a few years ago over break I got to meet this guy that I had been hearing so much about and from the beginning I could see how much he cared for her.

Four years quickly go by and me along with our other girlfriends are just waiting for that moment Brenna tells us she’s engaged! And sure enough, March 2016 comes around and there’s a big sparkly rock her hand!

The wedding day was so stunningly simple and beautiful. The florals, the simple candle lighting along the aisle, it really created a unique style to their day. It was such an honor to not only stand by her side as her Matron of Honor, but also be the ones to capture their beautiful moments. Lots of laughter and dancing filled the evening! One of the best parts of the wedding was seeing both sets of parents out on the dance floor just killing it!

Marcus and Brenna, you guys are a wonderful couple and I am so happy that you both have found each other. Dale and I wish you guys all the best! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your wedding day!! We love you both! Welcome to the newlywed’s club!

Brenna's Bridals | Ashton Gardens | Houston, Texas

I LOVE bridals! This bridal session is especially close to me because the beautiful bride is my best friend! We have been dying to post these beautiful pictures and now that the wedding is over, here they are for all to see! Brenna was a stunning bride and Ashton Gardens was a dream to capture the pictures in! From the spiral staircase and natural lighting from the windows in the chapel- it was all perfect!

These pictures are definite some of my favorite that we have had the opportunity to capture! I may be a little biased since Brenna is my bestie, but still! Just have a look at this beautiful bride! And let us know your favorite!

Angel + Dylan | Married | Garrison, Texas | Texas Photographer

So confession time: its been way too long since we have posted a blog. Both of us being full time students in grad school, having jobs and running our own creative business makes for a crazy life. So prepare for gorgeous wedding pictures because they are coming! And to start off the new year, we will share the Allensworth’s beautiful day!

Five years ago, little college freshman Bre embarked on her college journey to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Before classes even started I had met 3 fabulous girls, one of them being Angel. It was such a fun friendship, consisting of late night movie nights, jamming to T-Swift in her car, baking and other freshman year memories! About a month into the semester Dylan was introduced to the group. From the beginning, I could tell just how much he cared about Angel. I then transferred to Liberty and the next three years absolutely flew by!

It was so wonderful getting to catch up and reconnect with Angel and Dylan throughout the whole planning process. They both have such a strong devotion not just to each other but to God and the people around them. It was such an honor to be a part of their very special day and getting to be there to celebrate your first step together as husband and wife! Dale and I wish you nothing but bliss and many blessings!

Katie + Warren | Married | Sorella Farms | Evington, VA

Katie and Warren's Virginia wedding at Sorella Farms turned a warm August afternoon into an overwhelmingly beautiful occasion. From the floral arrangements to the vintage plates on the head table, it was all so gorgeous. Katie's dress had a very unique vintage touch that she wore beautifully.  

Their love for one another is so apparent and honestly it was so sweet to see them interact with one another. Both Dale and I had a blast being apart of their special day! When it came time for the first dance it was all I could do not to shed a few tears, and I'm usually not emotional at all. Their friends and family were so much fun, especially when it came to the dance floor. There were guys flipping and doing the worm! After the I Do's, it was a party for sure!

Katie and Warren are both so kind hearted people and were an absolute joyful couple to work with. To see how much they love each other and Christ is just such a beautiful sight. Congratulations Katie and Warren! Dale and I wish you both nothing but the best!

Kara + Ryan | Engaged | Peaks of Otter, Virginia

Last week we drove out to Peak of Otter Lodge in the Blue Ridge Mountains and shot a beautiful engagement session with this wonderful couple. Kara and Ryan were full of smiles, but I mean how could you not be when the weather is perfect and there is mountain range for your background. Dale and I are so excited to share these pictures with you all! Looking forward to there fall wedding this November! 

Fabine + Anthony | Married | Washington, DC | DC Photographer

The first time we met with Fabine she was fully of joy and laughter, even with Anthony being  away at training leaving the wedding date to be determined, she had nothing but joy. 

When she emailed us telling us know that the wedding would be in DC at a war memorial we were so stoked! From the single violinist to the small gathering of loved ones, Fabine and Anthony's day radiated with simplicity and intimacy. They are a beautiful couple and we are so excited to share these pictures with you all! Congratulations Fabine and Anthony!

Venue: DC War Memorial
Officiant: Jeff Maszel
Violinist: Michael Francis Haley
Dress: Davids Bridal

Brenna + Marcus | Engaged | Houston, TX | Houston Wedding Photographer

While we were down in Houston we got to take engagement pictures of this adorable couple! I (Bre) have known Brenna since 3rd grade and I am so incredibly happy that my best friend has found this incredible man to take care of her. The whole session was full of laughter and weird looks, mainly given by Brenna, but it was so great to photograph the happiness that these two have together. We are so excited to photograph this couple's big day this coming March! Congratulations on the engagement Brenna and Marcus!

Rachel + Luke | Bedford, VA | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Dale and I got to be apart of our first military wedding! Rachel and Luke met each other at the Coast Guard Academy, which is also where they met Dale! Rachel was a glowing bride with a permanent smile on her face throughout the whole day. Both of them were that couple that you could just tell not only loved each other but cherished the friendship they had with one another. Dale and I had a blast being apart of their special day! Congratulations Rachel and Luke! 

Honeybook Launch | Houston, TX | Houston Wedding Photographer

Last week Dale and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Honeybook's Houston Launch Party! Not only was it full of talented creatives, but every inch of the space was filled it beautiful sweets, florals and a stellar table set-up! Below are just a few of our favorite shots. Thanks again Honeybook for a great event!

Venue: Station 3 | Calligraphy: A Fine Flourish | Florals: F Dellit Designs LLC | Sweets: Wink by Erica

Hannah + Michael | Martinsburg, WV | West Virginia Wedding Photographer

You know those couples that you look at and you can just see how much love there is in their relationship? Well, Hannah and Michael are one of those couples. All throughout their wedding day they were both filled with joy and once they were married, you could just see the true love they had for each other. It was a beautiful day for a wedding at Poor House Farms in West Virginia. Hannah's use of sunflowers throughout the wedding was the perfect touch to her special day! Congratulations Hannah and Michael! 

Ahoy! An Island Elopement | Vera + Austin | St. Thomas, USVI | St. Thomas Wedding Photographer

While visiting Dale's parents in St. Thomas, we had the incredible opportunity to be apart of Vera and Austin's uniquely beautiful elopement on the beach of the St. Thomas Marriot. Rather than just going the traditional floral tropical island look, the fun couple decided to do a pirate theme! I can honestly say I have never shot a wedding where the officiant was dressed like a pirate, so it was definitely a fun experience.  Here are just some of our favorite images from their day!

Geode Wedding Styled Shoot | Irvington Spring Farms | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Dale's birthday was last week (Happy Birthday Babe!) and for his birthday I bought him and I tickets to the Uncovered Workshop put on by Leah Seavers of Gaudium Photography and Michela Diddle of Michela Brooke Photography. Needless to say the ladies did an incredible setting up an absolutely gorgeous styled shoot. Dale and I really enjoyed connecting with the other photographers that were there and getting a chance to hear other's tips and tricks, as well as sharing some of ours. Below are some of our favorites that we took at the shoot and we are loving how they turned out! 

 

Styling: Vintage
Florals + Venue: Irvington Spring Farm
Dress + Suit: Celebration Bridal
Jewelry: Cait.Liz.Lee
Cake: Bekah Gibson
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley
Hair: Tess Daley
Model: Sky Smith + Paul Hill

It's in the Details: Tips for Shooting Bridal Pretties

Hello all! In the business of life and schoolwork I decided to give myself a time out from it all and grab the camera and do a little photoshoot with my two favorite accessories: my engagement ring and pearls. I must say that I am literally obsessed with the outcome! So I figured I would share so quick tips on how you, too, can capture images like these! 

Now for me, I am all about the details, so what I like to do is, as I said grab my favorite accessories, and head over to a window to set up how I would like the shot to look. I use a window because there is literally no substitution for the beauty of natural lighting. It really gives your photographs a soft glow that really draws you in. I will add that when I am setting up, sometimes I wonder through Pinterest just for inspiration and for my creative juices to start flowing.  When taking detail shots, I typically prefer a shallow depth of field. For these photographs I used my favorite lens, who I have named ‘Dot’, which is a 100 mm 2.8 Macro lens. Depending on the amount of light being given from the window I adjust my ISO and shutter speed as so desired. For me, I like the overexposed kind of glow, so I typically will have my ISO 800. Once I have my camera setting set and ready, I will pose my accessories as I would like and then shot away! I am constantly changing angles, and changing the positioning of the accessories, as you can see in these pictures below. After taking my pictures, I like to bring them into Lightroom to edit them. 

As I mentioned, I am really happy with how they turned out and I only hope that yours will turn out just as good if not better! And don’t be afraid to share your results with us! We would love to see what all of our friends are doing!

Happy Fri-yay to all!

- Bre!

Summer + Devante | Goode, VA | Virginia Photographer

Let me start off by saying these two are not only crazy in love with each other but they are also very dear friends of mine. During the session Devante took a video snap showing off is new wife, safe to say he's a little proud of the wonderful lady he married. Bre and I always have a fun time with these two and we have been so blessed to be able to see them go from dating, to engaged and now to newlyweds! Thanks for allowing us to capture all of your special memories Summer and Devante! Also, special thanks to Leo Grande Winery for letting us take pictures on their breathtaking winery. All of these images were taken in film with the exception of one which was taken digitally, can you guess which one was taken with a digital camera?