A Rainy Weekend

sandy bottom nature park wedding

It's been a busy few days for us! Lots of people coming and going in our house and for me, lots of shooting to boot. I find it especially satisfying to sip my coffee and type up a blog after a few days of go, go, go. My blog is a quiet retreat for me. I used to keep a diary or journal, but I've always been more dedicated to my blogs. I think doing something alone and quiet but also getting to share it with people and talk about it is the perfect mix of solitary and social for me. 

I've actually had a blog since I was in middle school! That's... well, a really, really long time. And not far off of when blogs "started." I wonder how many books worth of blog posts I've written in that amount of time ;)

Anyway, back to this weekend! Erik is from northern Virginia, so most of his closest friends still live there. This weekend was sort of reunion weekend for them. The boys started arriving on Friday and until Sunday afternoon there was a steady stream of people coming in and out, playing games, watching movies, and hanging out. I spent a lot of time upstairs... editing photos, re-watching Outlander, and other such important things :)

Saturday I escaped the boy infestation and headed to Newport News for a beautiful, sweet wedding. Every bride who plans an outdoor wedding has that "PLEASE DON'T RAIN" thought. I know I certainly did. So when I arrived at Becky and Mike's wedding to a torrential downpour, I was amazed at how positively they accepted it. Nothing was going to take away from their day. 

After the ceremony, the rain slowed down to a drizzle so we ran outside to grab a few portraits while we could. They turned out BEAUTIFUL and while there's obvious beauty in sunshine and blue skies, the misty etherealness of these photos was so special. I can't wait to share the rest.

It was a great weekend overall. As exhausting as it is to host a lot of people and keep up with the commotion, it's also really fun. Especially since losing our baby, our house has felt empty and quiet, so I think it was a good weekend for friends and distractions.