Kathleen and David's Ashland VA and Hunting Hawk Golf Club Wedding
One of the most appealing things to me about photographing a wedding is the story that comes with that. I'm an English major. That means I love symbolism, figurative language, and a whole lot of other very useful things ;) I think that looking at things through that literary lens has made me appreciate details and little life moments even more. It makes me embrace the feeling of this very big, wedding life moment that virtual strangers ask me to be a part of. That's such a huge deal! Now, hopefully, if I've done things right, I don't feel like so much a stranger by the time I arrive on the wedding day. But it's still such an honor to be present when two (or more!) families come together forever. When two people choose forever together. I hope no matter how long I do this that I never stop appreciating how special that is.
When I arrived at Kathleen's parents' house, saw her beautiful wedding dress hanging in the bay window, and met with the girls getting ready in Kathleen's childhood bedroom, I was immediately swept up in the nostalgia of it all. I couldn't help noticing all the photos on the walls of little Kathleen, high school senior Kathleen, and even her parents' wedding day. I knew that the photos I was taking were going to end up on THESE walls and there was something extra wonderful about seeing that.
Kathleen and David, your day was a fairytale. Not because it was drenched in glitter or included a horse and chariot or any other artificial "fairytale" cliche, but because you are two such genuine people and your love is obvious and real. Your wedding was a culmination of prioritizing what really matters in a relationship. It wasn't about what's trending on Pinterest, but about the commitment you were making that day. And on top of all that, I just had an absolute blast hanging out with such cool, funny people! Thanks for letting me be a part of it.
Thank you to all the incredible vendors and helpers who made this wedding happen!
Venue | Hunting Hawk Golf Club Coordination | Carice Smith Catering | The Dominion Club Floral | Petals and Things DJ | DJ Dave Rave Officiant | Bryan Dupuis Cake Artist | Mary Catherine Thompson Hair Artist | Laura D's Makeup Artist | Jen Neiman