Ginny and Ryan’s Richmond Virginia Wedding

We headed down to the sunny south for this wedding. It took place in Virginia, near Richmond. Ginny actually worked with Dan back when he was a kayak guide on the Outer Banks of NC in 2007. Right when she become engaged she emailed and said “Um, I’ve been Facebook stalking your kayaking trips and wedding photographer careers for a while.” Now it was time for her and her fiance to be in some of those photos!! Ginny is a scientists who spends months on ships in the poles studying sea ice. Yes… you read that right. Ryan just passed the California BAR exam so they are headed in good directions career-wise!

One of the most notable and wonderful parts of their sweet wedding day, was that Ginny wore her mothers wedding dress. The had it altered in a few areas but it really was very similar to the original dress. I loved seeing how she interpreted the look. The wedding was simple, sweet, and full of…. DINOSAURS! They used dinosaurs for lots of the decor, paying homage to her scientific outlook on life. The letter Ryan wrote her prior to the ceremony was even in a recycled envelope. You gotta love that.

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Venue: The Highlands Country Cub  |  Florist: Designs by Janice  |  Cake: Pearls Cupcake Shoppe

Hair and Makeup: Faces by Joy  |  DJ: Sound Enforcement  |  Gown: Julie Ireland Dressmaking 

Life Lately List: October 1, 2014

Its October!!! That’s awesome. I am so excited about fall and all that goes with it. I dont care how #basic that is.

Last month was nuts, if you’re asking me to sum it up in a nutshell. (haha) We were out of town 3 of the 4 weeks of September. We spend 2 weeks at our trailer by the sea in NC and then we spent a week in San Diego. We traveled so much that being home was a luxury that we relished in. Isn’t is funny how that flip flops. I guess you always want what you dont have in the moment. I say we should flip flop THAT!

A few details of the past month and what we are looking forward to this month:

  • This month we are photographing 5 weddings and its going to be cray-cray.
  • Dan and I both got fitbit’s and are looking forward to seeing how we can beat the calories in vs calories out. Can I tell you how lame it is to spend the day at the computer and realize how few steps you took that day. Not cool. Here’s to a 2 month jump on all the “lose weight” New Year’s Resolutions.
  • Im feeling like our blog has been full of only pictures and not full of my heart. Im a little torn between revving up my personal blog again and just blogging here. What do you guys think? Should this all just be wedding photography related and put more personal posts elsewhere?? So torn.
  • San Diego rules. Put it on your “to-visit” list. I was a huge fan. We were there to photograph an event where Jewel was performing. My eighth grade self was freaking out a little bit.
  • I turn 31 in 31 days.

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Kristen and Rhett’s Maine Camp Wedding

It had been over a year since we had seen these two at their Ogunquit Maine engagement session. They live in Colorado and planned this wedding as a destination for family, friends, and honored guests. It was a vintage camp theme, held at not one, but two camps: Camp Eastwood and Camp Manitou. In my humble opinion, they nailed the theme, complete with lanterns instead of bouquets and groomsmen pocket watches! The girls got ready in the camp dance studio and the guys in a cabin nearby. When they had their first look in the soccer field, Rhett was tearing up even before he was his beautiful bride. It was so sweet to witness.

For the ceremony, the guys rode a boat across the lake to the other camp, arriving to the “Flight of the Valkyries,” a very nice touch. Kristen walked down the aisle to the same song I did in my wedding, “Come thou Fount of Every Blessing,” so I was crying along with everyone else. Sounds hard to top eh? Well they topped it when they walked back down the aisle to a shower of Marshmallows (!) in place of flower petals. I told you they nailed the camp theme! The reception was held in the dining hall of the camp, with BBQ catered and an ice cream truck serving up homemade ice cream instead of the traditional cake. One of my personal favorite part of the evening was when a group of family and friends gathered around the couple (who met in Chorus by the way), and sang a song to them. It was an adorable wedding that we loved being a part of!

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Venue: Camp Eastwood¬† | ¬†Florist: Flo’s Flower Cart

Catering: Famous Dave’s¬† | ¬†Desert: Stone Fox Farm Creamery

Gown: Madeleines Daughter   |   Veil: Sara Gabriel

More from Kristen and Rhett: Engagement Session (also featured on Borrowed and Blue)   |   Meet our Couples

Katie and Luke’s Munjoy Hill Engagement Session

Katie and Luke and their sweet Corgi Penny are moving away from Portland to a town nearby to be closer to both of their jobs. It is bittersweet for them which we completely understand. Thankfully we were able to have their engagement session in their neighborhood before they moved! The day was rainy leading up to the last hour before we were going to begin. It was funny that when the rain finally stopped the weather was absolutely unbelievable. We ALL raved about how glad we were that we didn’t postpone it since the skies were dramatic and the temperature was heavenly. This time of year in Maine is second to none and I am so glad that we got to spend some time out in the gorgeousness. Dan and I have a special place in our hearts for Munjoy Hill too since it’s where we lived when we moved here in 2008. Its where we fell in love with Maine.

I love when we photograph a couple that can’t stop kissing. Every time we said “Give her a kiss” Luke JUMPED at the opportunity. “You mean like we always do? I don’t want to stop.” I mean… what more could you ask for? A few of the spots we went included where they walk Penny every day, the spot they got engaged, as well as their rooftop deck. I would say it was an excellent choice of locations according to my “choose places that mean something to you” philosophy. We had so much fun with these two. Im not kidding about that dinner out together soon guys. Ok?

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