I dialed her number and held my breath. The introvert in me squirmed a little as I prepared my paper and pen, ready to take notes. Before I knew it, two.. maybe three hours had gone by and I had hardly written a thing. From the first few minutes of the phone call, I knew immediately that Meghan was an extraordinary person and even if I didn’t get to be her wedding photographer, I wanted to be her friend.
On Friday I had the opportunity to participate in a styled wedding shoot hosted by my friend, Kaylee of Kaylee Creighton Styled. Kaylee is always planning ahead and had this shoot filled to the brim with Valentines inspired touches. It was absolutely breathtaking!
As you walk through the doors of Ironworks Hotel you are immediately greeted by beautiful natural light that spills in from all of the giant windows through out the building. An impressive staircase leads you upstairs to a stunning lobby filled with Edison bulbs, leather couches and brick walls. It is a beautiful place and it was the perfect location for Samantha to get ready on her wedding day!
Almost one year ago Rachael stood in a group of young ladies, poised and ready to catch the bouquet that her sister, Emily would soon be throwing. As I focused my lens on the giddy group of girls I wished to myself that Rachael would catch it. All day long I’d watched Rachael with her boyfriend, Seth. There was something special about their relationship and I saw how much he cared for not just her, but for her family. Well, Rachael did indeed catch that bouquet (see the photos from her sister Emily’s wedding here) and just months later, Seth proposed during the holidays in their now shared Virginia apartment, the engagement ring illuminated by Christmas lights.
You never know when you’re going to meet the love of your life. For some people it happens in college. For some it happens through online dating. For others it happens at a local bakery on a Wednesday. But for Breana and Blake it happened early on in life. In fact, they were even on the same pee-wee league when they were little. (Be sure to ask one of their mom’s to see the photo – it’s adorable!) These high school sweethearts have been together for over six years, and have been building something incredible ever since.
When I stumbled upon Emily’s Instagram account one of the first things I noticed was a beautiful photo of her holding her hand out to show off her new engagement ring. I couldn’t help but comment about it. After all, it was rose gold. Rose gold cannot be ignored. (More on that later) Within a few weeks I found myself sitting across from Emily, her fiancé Kyle and her mom Ginger. From learning about how Emily and Kyle were high school sweethearts to the way Kyle proposed, I was bursting with happiness throughout our meeting. Plus they told me all about their rescue pup, Neveah. I was hooked! …