Lauren + Matt | Tyler State Park Engagement Session

I hope that each and every one of you find someone that makes you smile as much as Matt makes Lauren smile.

I made some new friends last week when I met Lauren and Matt for the first time! We've been texting for months and talking about their wedding and it was so lovely to meet and hug them! These two would just look at each other and smile, and it was the MOST adorable. We had the best night driving all around Tyler State park, talked about life, explored a new place and laughed a lot.

My favorite part about the wedding experience is the engagement session, it's such a great time to get to connect with my couples, and capture their sweet sweet love.

CANNOT wait for their wedding next year. But, until then here's some of my favorites from their session that I cannnnnnot get enough of!

Patrice & Patrick | Smoker Farm Wedding

Excuse me while I day dream of Patrick and Patrice, forever..

 Met these two for Starbucks, became best friends in ten minutes. Between the mutual interests, our love of plants, coffee and Patrick being the literal sweetest we instantly connected. Making the next months a literal countdown to their wedding day, because Chelsea and I were THAT excited.

Patrice lights up the world with her sweet smile and contagious personality, While Patrick is the perfect gentlemen with the best laugh. Their wedding day came, and it was a special affair. These two decided to tie the knot where my husband and I got married, making the day even more special for me to be a part of! Walking the same places I did right before I married my best friend, this time, spending it behind the lens, capturing memories for a sweet, sweet couple.

They sealed their marriage with a kiss and ran down the isle with flowers floating in the air. We ran, we laughed through fields while these two soaked in the best day of their lives. They danced under the twinkle lights just as the sun went down, and cried when their best friends wrote the best speeches filled with memories and laughter.

I could go on, and on. But I'll let the images tell the story of the day themselves. The joy, the quiet, the romance, the fence hopping, and.. the dancing!

 

Leave these two love! If they get 25 comments on this blog post, they will receive a complimentary 8×10″ print of their favorite wedding day image! Hooray!

 

Vendor List:
Venue: Smoker Farm
Caterer: Esther Smoker @ Smoker Farm
DJ: Ben Smith - DJ Smitty
Coordinator: Candace Klingman
Florals: Leslie Grayson + Brides
H&M: Radiance by Ry

Caroline + Mike | Tyler Aboretum Wedding

The rain held off in the most perfect way for Caroline and Mike's wedding! Our hearts were happy and we arrived to meet Caroline and her sweet girls at her mom's house to get ready for her day! The house was filled with laughter and joy as the excitement rose as the ceremony time became closer and closer. Caroline's classic, but romantic details were the perfect touch to her outdoor Tyler Arboretum wedding.

Michael smiled ear to ear as she walked down the isle and they shared their vows together and became one! We then ventured to the amazing Tyler Arboretum! Between the SWEETEST bridesmaids, laughing and having fun with us and the goofy groomsmen having the best time celebrating with their best friend, it couldn't have been a more perfect day!

I fell in love with Michael and Caroline, their sweet, fun, quirky adventure loving spirits light up the world and it was the best day! When the reception ended and we said our goodbyes, Michael says.. "this is it?! You're leaving?! I'm so sad!" Because we've developed such a fun relationship and friendship with these two! So thankful for Caroline and Michael's wedding day!

I hope you enjoy the story of their beautiful beautiful wedding day!

Leave these two love! If they get 25 comments on this blog post, they will receive a complimentary 8×10″ print of their favorite wedding day image! Hooray!

 

Vendor List:
Venue: Tyler Arboretum
Caterer: Jeffrey A Miller
DJ: Schaffer Sound
Coordinator: Dana - Jeffrey A Miller
Florals: Tom Buttercup - Jeffrey A Miller
H&M: Daneene Jensen

Danielle + Shawn | John James Audubon

I walked into Danielle's hotel room to squeels as I finally put faces to some of the sweet people Danielle had told me all about! (Her mother, Mother in law and sweet bridesmaids!) We exchanged names and hugs, and I immediately felt we were the best of friends!

Day's that begin like that are all this connection loving photographer can ask for! Moments later I was hanging Danielle's Beautiful dress at the amazing John James Audubon Center. Roaming this timeless venue, it was so evident why her and Shawn wanted to have their wedding day here!

The guys arrived and we laughed, you wouldn't know it was a hot humid day with the joy they had as Shawn laughed with his best buds! Danielle and her girls looked absolutely radiant and we all were squealing as she put on her dress! Her grandmother put on Danielle's shoes, and we were all wiping tears from our eyes because it was THE sweetest.

The rain came, but Danielle and Shawn laughed it off with their family and friends as we gathered into the barn for a backup plan with the rain. There were 15 seats for family and the rest of their loved ones stood all along the barn as they said their vows. Everyone laughed, and celebrated alongside Danielle and Shawn as the rain came pouring down. (literally)

They ended the night with dusk portraits kissing and laughing, and then dancing their faces off with their friends and family!

We left this day not with two new friends, but a whole family of new friends. Everyone welcomed us with open arms, and we fell in love with these beautiful people even more! Their day was one for the books, making me even MORE thankful to connect with souls and do what I love through photography.

I'm having a tough time choosing a few favorites, because their day was gorgeous - but here's my top hundred or so from their day!
 

Leave these two love! If they get 25 comments on this blog post, they will receive a complimentary 8×10″ print of their favorite wedding day image! Hooray!

 

Vendor List:
Venue: John James Audubon
Caterer: Jeffrey A. Miller
DJ: Dj Joe Bene
Coordinator: Shelley Kratz
Brides Dress:
Bridesmaid Dress's:
Florals: Savannah's Garden
H&M: Alura Salon and Spa

Amber + Josh | Grafton Inn Vermont Destination Wedding

Amber and Josh made my heart fall deeper and deeper into this love of photography and storytelling. I'm so excited to share these with you, and showcase the story of Amber and Josh's sweet, sweet day in Grafton Vermont.

Do you know those places that you instantly fall in love with and you keep coming back to? Say hello to Grafton Vermont for Josh and Amber. Between the quite, quaint streets that lead up the mountain to this perfect little town. The small cheese shops, post office and friendly faces Grafton is a small quaint town where dreams come from. It's like the place you see in the movies, but in real life.

Josh and Amber spend a few weeks out of the year here, always coming back to the place that holds so many dear memories and a place they can't stay away from. When we arrived, there was no question as to why they can't stay away, Grafton Vermont is a dream!

Their wedding day started slow and easy, the girls getting ready and the guys laughing, drinking and having fun. The details all came together so lovely, the dresses, floral, shoes. The rain came early on in the day but Amber didn't budge, they accepted the rain and continued on to celebrate their amazing wedding.

We ventured in the rain all day, throwing the umbrellas to the ground, dancing in the rain, laughing and celebrating these two! I couldn't have asked for anything more magical for these two. If it's going to rain on your wedding day, you want to do it like these two did - let go - celebrate - have fun!

Here's my favorites from their wedding day! Grafton Inn Vermont, You're a dream, Josh and Amber we couldn't love you two more!


Leave these two love! If they get 25 comments on this blog post, they will receive a complimentary 8×10″ print of their favorite wedding day image! Hooray!

 

Vendor List:
Venue: Grafton Inn Vermont
Caterer: Grafton Inn Bar
DJ: Super Sounds Entertainment
Coordinator: Grafton Inn Vermont Staff
Brides Dress: Casa Blanca Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress's: BHLDN
Florals: Fast Pony Flowers
Shoes: Nine West