Lea + Kirk | Aldridge Gardens

Kirk and I met a few years ago when we were both in the early days of our wedding photography businesses. He hired me as his second shooter that year, and I was able to work with him several times. From our first meeting he was so chill and down-to-earth, and extremely supportive and helpful of my endeavors. So when Kirk emailed me early this year to tell me not only that he was engaged, but that he wanted me to photograph his wedding, I couldn’t have been more thrilled!

Kirk and Lea chose a Fall wedding (my absolute favorite), and their day could not have been more perfect. Bright sunshine and a cool breeze greeted me that morning as I arrived at the house to photograph the girls getting ready. Then we headed to the beautifully colorful Aldridge Gardens and began portraits with the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

When it was time for the ceremony Lea’s adorable niece stole the show walking in as the flower girl, before Lea came down the aisle with tears all around. Lea’s father preformed a heartfelt ceremony, and just like that they were husband and wife!

After a few more bridal party and family portraits, I snuck away with Lea and Kirk for some bride and groom photos right at sunset. We explored the beautiful gardens a little more, and had fun playing with sparklers before heading to their reception.

After that it was party time! La Paz and Forest Bear Bakery provided delicious food and desserts, and everyone danced the night away. We ended the beautiful evening with a picture perfect sparkler exit. It was an absolutely perfect day!

Congratulations again Kirk and Lea! Your wedding couldn’t have been better! Now, please enjoy some of my favorite moments from the day!

Chris + Mary | Aldridge Gardens

Happy Halloween! I have been so excited to share this collaborative styled shoot with you all, and today is the perfect day. This shoot was full of dark and slightly spooky vibes, while also being elegant and beautiful. When Mary asked me to join in on this shoot I jumped at the chance, and I am SO glad I was able to be a part of it! Here are the amazing people who brought it all to life:

Venue: Aldridge Gardens

Styling: Mary Fehr

Florals: RD Designs

Desserts: Lette Macarons

Makeup: Rawwbeauty Studio

Hair: Hannah Holsomback

And now I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from the shoot!

Josh + Katharine | Douglas Manor

I arrived on the warm and cloudy June afternoon, and met Katharine and her bridesmaids busily getting ready in the girls' room, and the boys kicking back and enjoying conversation in the boys' room. I ran off to photograph some details, then came back to shoot Katharine getting into her dress, with help from her mom. The love and excitement was noticeable from everyone, from the giddy conversations in the bride's room, to Katharine's first-look with her dad, to Josh and Katharine's private prayer before the ceremony.

As soon as everyone was ready, we ran off for some group photos on the beautiful grounds at Douglas Manor. The groomsmen were such a fun and hilarious group to work with, and the bridesmaids were so sweet and sentimental during their photo time. After group photos, guests began arriving and soon the ceremony began. It was beautiful and heartfelt, the guests laughed and cried, and then Josh and Katharine were pronounced husband and wife!

After a few more bridal party photos, I snuck away with the couple for some romantic photos in a private corner of the woods. They enjoyed their first quiet moments together as husband and wife, and we got some beautiful photos in the process. Finally it was time to party! Guests danced, enjoyed tacos and pie (how epic is that?!), and finally sent Katharine and Josh away with a sparkler exit! 

Josh and Katharine, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day - It was an honor celebrating with you. I wish you all the best, friends! <3