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About twelve of Danielle + Adam’s closest friends and family caravanned with them from Kentucky to celebrate their union on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They exchanged vows at Craggy Gardens as dark storm clouds rolled in. As we hiked to the pinnacle, fog and rain quickly took over the views. The combination of sun and storm created some incredibly beautiful light for our adventure.

Thanks, Emma, for helping me out with this one.

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Sarah and Drew hosted an intimate bohemian spring wedding at The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek. Most of their guests travelled from all over the country to be a part of their day. Even their three pups made it to the ceremony!

A few of my favorite memories:

// Sarah and Drew decided to share their vows after their first look. They wanted it to be a private moment just between the two of them. Sarah said it was one of her favorite parts of the day.

// Sarah is so artistic! She designed her headpiece, hand-dyed all of the napkins, made the table runner, balloon escort cards, and ceremony backdrop! I loved how much the wedding details reflected their personalities and all the hard work they put into making it beautiful.

// Their three pups are an important part of their family, so it was important to Drew + Sarah that they were in their wedding. The dogs walked down the aisle with the groomsmen and sat in the front row. They happily grunted and played during the ceremony.

// We were constantly checking the forecast as storms passed through the area. Thankfully, the rain held off for the ceremony, but it poured during cocktail hour. It made for a romantic setting and even a rainbow appeared after the storm!

I absolutely loved working with these talented people!

Venue: The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek
Design, Florals, Catering:  Smash Events Inc.
Videography:  Almond Leaf Studios
Cake:  Just Simply Delicious
Folk Band:  Gallatin Canyon
Jewelry:  Alloyd Studio

Their wedding was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes today! Check out the feature here.

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Breanne and Lauren hosted a lovely intimate wedding at Warehouse XI in Boston, MA this spring. The day was filled with much love and celebration from every guest that attended. A few of my favorite memories:

// Breanne + Lauren bought each other the exact same wedding present! They both laughed as they opened the same beautiful pink necklace from each other.

// Breanne is such an artist! She purchased the tiles for escort cards and did the calligraphy herself! She also created the banner, the gold foil ceremony programs, the gift bags, and the gallery wall.

// Each of the readings in the ceremony were heartfelt and deeply meaningful to their relationship. They also lit candles in remembrance of people dear to them that had passed. Lauren lit the final candle for her late father.

// While there were many sentimental details, Lauren and Breanne also wanted their guests to have a blast! They were showered in confetti after the ceremony, and guests also had the opportunity to apply temporary tattoos at the reception.

I had the best time working with these talented people! Their wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty today. Check it out here.

Florals: Luna Moss
Dresses: BHLDN
Ring boxes: The Mrs. Box
Rings: Bario Neal
Catering: Forklift Catering
Makeup: Blush & Tryst
Venue: Warehouse XI

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I turned 29 today, and I know it’s already going to be a year unlike any other before it. We found out in April that we were expecting our first baby, and it has just started to feel more real about five months in. The baby gave me the best birthday gift this week. I can finally feel him/her kicking! It’s the strangest, most wonderful sensation.
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How did we find out?

Brendan and I went out to dinner for our regular date night. We had been trying to conceive, but that week I strongly felt I was NOT pregnant. I decided to actually order a drink at dinner because I was that certain. Brendan asked if we could take a test when we returned home, since he was about to leave for two weeks for work. I told him that I didn’t want to waste a $20 test because I was sure we were not pregnant. But, I took it anyway.

After two minutes, I pulled the stick off the ground to show him it said “no -” but instead, it said “yes+.” I turned around to look at him with my mouth agape. It says yes?!

Brendan just smiled at me, and I started to panic. Oh my gosh we’re pregnant. What?! This can’t be accurate. My life flashed before my eyes and I knew everything was about to change. Brendan looked so happy, and I was like WHY AREN’T YOU FREAKING OUT?! I’M FREAKING OUT!

Let’s just say it took me a few hours to calm down and process what was actually happening. This also involved a grocery store trip at 11:00 at night to take one more test…just to make sure. Apparently, pregnancy tests are extremely accurate, and the second test changed within a minute, confirming the pregnancy.

Boy or Girl?

We don’t know yet :) We go in for our 20 week ultrasound later this week, but we’ve decided to not reveal the gender until after the birth. Most of the wives’ tales point to girl, although my salty + sour cravings point to boy.

Due date?

We are due to have a New Year’s Day baby!

How are you feeling?

One of my biggest fears was being super sick during pregnancy, and it was a prayer that I breathed into constantly. I feel like the Lord has been incredibly faithful to us in this season. The baby is due during both of our off seasons so that we won’t have to take any work off. I was blessed with a full spring season so that I could take a lighter fall during the third trimester. I also haven’t been that sick. I was nauseous in the first trimester, but it wasn’t debilitating. I was able to shoot all of my weddings without any problem (and lots of snacks!). Emma was a Godsend and the perfect intern for this spring. She really helped me through a couple of long wedding days. I have several photo friends that are helping me out this fall, and I’m SO grateful for them.

Now that I’m in the second trimester, I’m feeling much better. I’m still getting used to waking up multiple times in the night, but I’m grateful to be past the nausea.

Are you still shooting?

Heck YES! I took a full season this year, and I’m planning to take a full season for 2017.

YES we will still travel. Domestically, internationally…anywhere.

The only change is that I won’t be starting wedding season until April to allow for some quality time for us to adjust and soak up all the newborn snuggles. I am, however, planning to take local portrait sessions starting in March.

We are SO excited to welcome this child into the world. Is it going to be difficult? Absolutely. Pregnancy hasn’t been a cakewalk, and I know it’s only the beginning of many hurdles ahead. But, I know it will all be worth it. We can’t wait to meet this sweet baby come January 1st.

 

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Thank you to my sweet husband for taking these photos of me on the Oregon coast. He’s been the best support during this season and has put up with all of my hormones, nausea, sleep deprivation, etc. I wouldn’t want to go through this with anyone else.

  • Boots - I’m 23 weeks and everything you wrote resonates with me. Stephen was excited – I was freaking out. This news is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Kasey - So exciting. So happy for you!! I didn’t find out with e and it was so cool not knowing. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy!ReplyCancel