Oct
30
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT SOUTH CAROLINA’S DAIRY BARN…

some days i have to pinch myself and ask how did i get so lucky to feature such talented wedding photographers?  and how did they find me and WANT to be on this blog?  truly thankful for this and appreciate it whole heartedly.  one such photographer is

BRIAN SCHINDLER

many thanks to Brian for sending over this Dairy Barn wedding.

A couple that knew in the very beginning of their relationship that they’d end up together. A love of geocaching, a genius proposal, and an overall joy of having a good time led them to May 4th when they joined together as one. The missing piece, however, was Julie’s father. Mr. Burton passed away in December, leaving Julie heartbroken as to a life and future wedding without her beloved dad. Josh, however, knew that there was business to attend to before Mr. Burton would pass. They went to him together and Josh asked for her hand in marriage, knowing that his blessing was vital for Julie to continue. His memory was cherished and held in the highest of honors on their wedding day.”

please don’t forget to go check out more of Brian’s work HERE too.  he’s got some stellar of a portfolio over there so see for yourself.

 other wedding vendors involved:

venue: The Dairy Barn / desserts: King of Pops

The love story is genuine, unique and special. The love between them shined so brightly on their wedding day. I was honored to capture this day and would be equally as honored if you’d desire to feature it.”
Oct
28
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT THE BOATHOUSE AT SUNDAY PARK…

major thanks to

MATHY SHOOTS PEOPLE

for sending this one over to share.

“Chris + Kelly = Chrelly. They were married on an unseasonably warm day in December. The entire day was relaxed and easy going which is exactly what we expected. Kelly and Chris are two of the most laid back people you’ll meet! However, don’t let the phrase ‘laid back’ make you think they’re inactive or happy to sit around on their butts. They’re actually avid outdoor enthusiasts. From kayaking to rock climbing – if it’s outdoors and it’s fun – they’re in! :) The day ended with a sweet reception at the Boathouse on the James River. The views were to die for! Everyone was up on their feet dancing until the end of the night. It was an awesome party – we had a blast.”

head on over HERE to check out more of their work.  you won’t want to miss what else is in their portfolio.

other wedding vendors involved:

Jewelry:Stella and Dot//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Mens Warehouse//Ceremony Location: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart//Bridesmaid Dresses:David’s Bridal//Bakery:Dixie Donuts//Dress Store: I Thee Wed Bridal//Jewelry: James Avery//Hair Stylist: Katie Blue Salon//Makeup Artist:Look Boutique Salon//DJ: Party Time Entertainment //Caterer:The Boathouse at Sunday Park//Event Venue:The Boathouse at Sunday Park//Floral Designer: The Green Flamingo//Shoes:Toms//Invitation Designer: Vista Print//Bakery: WPA Bakery//

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Oct
21
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT HUDSON VALLEY’S KAATERSKILL…

thrilled to have

MONIKA PHOTOGRAPHY

on the blog with this Hudson Valley wedding.

you’ll definitely want to check out more of Monika’s work on HER BLOG.

other wedding vendors involved:

Venue: The Kaaterskill  / Flowers and Design: Allow Me EventsCatering: New World Home CookingDJ: DJ Chela  /Dress: Jon’s Bridal By Suzanne  / Black Jacket Sirens & Starlets 

Oct
17
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} AN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY…

if you’re a long time reader of this blog, then you know how big of a fan i am of elopements.  i love that the focus is purely on the couple with only a handful of their loved ones sharing this big moment.  i love how calm and simple it is.  and most of all, i love the intimacy.

some of my favorite photographers have captured THE most amazing elopements.  the moments, the candids, the love that they end up shooting are purely breathtaking and can be forever cherished.

so i am more than THRILLED to help announce this photography giveaway for AN ELOPEMENT.

remember this ever amazing engagement session in an abandoned church?

 

well

AUBREY RENEE PHOTOGRAPHY

is giving away an elopement package to one awesome couple!

AUBREY RENEE PHOTOGRAPHY  is really into passionate, intimate, wonderful love. There  really aren’t enough adjectives and it truly shows through her work. And I mean the love that has you climbing mountains and dancing in fields. Getting married somewhere that makes your soul sing? Having only your very closest friends and family? Have a million and one words for how your love makes you feel?

THIS IS FOR YOU.

i am so excited to help Aubrey with this giveaway because her work is pure amazing and absolute solid gold.  see for yourself on HER BLOG.  the couple who wins this giveaway is going to be so lucky.

HERE’S WHAT YOU  NEED TO DO TO ENTER:

1. Follow Aubrey on instagram (@aubreyyrenee), “Like” the giveaway announcement post on instagram, and answer the question in that post.

2. Hop on over to aubreyrenee.net for more details AND the final step: tell Aubrey about the one who makes your heart dance.

Other important details:

Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2014. Winner will be announced November 21, 2014 via instagram (@aubreyyrenee). Winner will receive 8 hours of wedding coverage and digital images. Travel fees not included. Wedding date must not be previously booked. First time inquiries only, please.

good luck to all!

*throws confetti*

Oct
16
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT HARTLEY BOTANICA…

“Shortly before we got engaged, Eric and I attended a wedding at an all-outdoor venue, and I realized how magical outdoor weddings can be. When we started looking at venues for our own wedding, we immediately knew Hartley Botanica would be the perfect backdrop for our special day. The natural beauty of the venue created the ideal base to achieve the organic & elegant look we were going for. Much to my surprise, I really enjoyed wedding planning. Not only did I have fun doing the tactical parts of planning, but more importantly I tried to savor the planning process as a very special time in and of itself. I don’t think a wedding should just be about “the big day;” it’s much more than that. It’s a year of planning & anticipation, capped off my one of life’s biggest milestones. My advice to other brides is to try not to get caught up in the stress of planning (because it ALWAYS turns out great), and instead to enjoy each important step along the way – going dress shopping with the special ladies in your life, seeing your wedding invitation for the first time, watching your future husband try on wedding bands, etc. Our wedding day felt warm & filled with love, ethereal, and surreal. Like most brides will say, the day absolutely flew by! Some of my favorite moments (among many!) are our first look and how elated I felt walking down the aisle. In the end, it was exactly what I had hoped for – a beautiful event filled with family and friends from all stages of life, and getting to marry my b’shert (my one & only).”

colossal thanks to

SARAH KATHLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

for sending this one over to share.

head on over HERE and mosey around for more of Sarah’s gorgeous work.

other wedding vendors involved:

Event Venue: Hartley Botanica//Caterer: Command Performance Catering//Hair Stylist:MariaBella Salon//Invitation Designer: Minted//Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier//Jewelry:Nadri//Floral Designer: Rockrose Floral Design//Shoes: Seychelles Footwear//Cake Designer: Skiff’s Cakes//Cinema and Video:Skyline//Bakery: Sweet Arleen’s//Band: West Coast Music – James Gang Encore//

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Oct
15
2014

{REAL WEDDING} A SWEET GEORGIA LOVE…

thrilled to bring you the work of

THISTLE + LACE PHOTOGRAPHY

a newcomer to this blog and this industry, Adina definitely has some solid gold work up her sleeves, so check out more of her work on HER BLOG.

Oct
14
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE ON A PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY FARM…

“When Pia and Ryan contacted me initially, they were living in Australia. It was really fun to have a Skype conversation with someone 14 hours away! What they told me about their wedding plans sounded like my kind of thing to photograph: Pia’s parents’ family farm as their venue, an outdoor ceremony, a great DJ, lovely buffet-style dinner and lots of dancing. The atmosphere of their celebration was truly special. I loved seeing the horses, walking around the farm with Pia and Ryan to take their photos and beautifully decorated tent for the reception. And did I mention a live kangaroo?! I loved documenting Pia and Ryan’s lovely wedding day.”

super excited to share the work of

PEACH PLUM PEAR PHOTO

 for more work, head on over HERE.  there’s definitely a lot more to see, so go check it out for sure.

other wedding vendors included:

DJ:DJ DeeJay//Floral Designer:Jill’s Flowers and Frills//Hair Stylist:Jillian Grace Salon//Caterer: Jimmy Duffy Caterers//Invitation Designer:Paper n’Peonies//

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