Hot Springs, VA Wedding: Susan + Eric

On January 17, 2015, nestled in the Allegheny mountains of western Virginia, there was a breathtaking winter wedding.  Susan and Eric said “I Do” at the luxury resort The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA – the perfect venue for a classically vintage wedding.  The day unfolded flawlessly, with every detail in place, every wrinkle pressed, every shoe shined, every lip blotted, and two big hearts full of sweet anticipation. Eric and Susan got ready surrounded by their closest girls and guys. They then went on to have a very special and intimate First Look, just the two of them, before we went on and took bridal pictures. And in a warm all-glass room lit by the setting sun, family and friends watched as the bride and groom walked down the aisle and vowed their lives to each other. Everyone finished the day celebrating and dancing in a gorgeous crystal ballroom with great music and delicious food.

It has been an honor to be friends with Susan for several years now and we couldn’t have been more honored to be there to capture her and Eric’s wedding day. Here’s to a lifetime of love and laughter – I know these two won’t be short of laughs together.

 

After all the guests left, Susan and Eric requested we capture one last dance, just the two of them, on their wedding day…

Congratulations, Susan and Eric!

 

A special thanks to everyone in making this day a success:

Leigh of Chic Weddings + Events 

Gail for The Homestead ceremony and reception venues

Melinda of Gillespsies Florals

Maria + Nikki of Statements Salon for hair and makeup

Bill of Bill Carroll Entertainment for music and lighting

 

See Susan and Eric’s engagement pictures here.

 

 

    

Ocracoke, NC Wedding: Kelley + Leighton

On August 16, Ben and I had the honor of photographing Kelley and Leighton’s breathtakingly, beautiful summer wedding. It was on the charming, little island of Ocracoke in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Ocracoke is where Leighton proposed to Kelley, so they have a very special place in their hearts for this island. Having been to the Outer Banks numerous times, I can say, I had no idea this island existed. But now I can thank Kelley and Leighton for letting us in on this best-kept-secret island getaway.

The wedding day was flawless, full of close family and friends, impeccable weather, and enough laughter to circle the world twice. Many well wishes and kind words were toasted to this sweet couple. It was a perfect day, indeed. I pray a lifetime of happiness for you, Kelley and Leighton. Thank you, again.

Cheers!

 

 

Special thanks to:

Chris Johnson of Evergreen Floral Group for the wedding planning and florals

Gwen Hart of Enchanted Cuisine for catering

George Wainwright of Coastal DJ & Video 

 

 

    

Baby Jude

Introducing Jude Jameson. Born June 16, 2014 at 9:38 PM. Weighing 5.6 lbs and 18.5 in long. Born at just 36 weeks, he is thriving and growing strong! This sweet little boy made my brother-in-law and sister-in-law parents for the first time. And also, made Ben and myself an aunt and uncle! Lord, bless this sweet little soul! We can’t wait to see what the Lord has planned for him…we hope lots of play time with Evelyn!

Congratulations, Jim and Julie!

 

    
GigiJuly 1, 2014 - 2:57 pm

How precious. Love this sweet baby. Great photos!