I met Blake & Alyssa in early Fall 2017. Just our back and forth emails talking about their wedding made me giddy as I felt like we were a wonderful fit for each other. We met up over coffee discussed all of the details of their big day. This gorgeous venue, bridal party, their vision on how they wanted things to look and feel. Blake & Alyssa just felt like long lost friends to me, even in that initial meeting. We scheduled their engagement session that day and off we went on this wondrous journey. You can view their fall engagement photos HERE.
Then we get to the wedding day. It was a gorgeous, sunny (but dang was it hot!) May afternoon. There was a slight breeze every now and then that I think we ALL enjoyed whenever it grazed through. Forevermore Farms is a gorgeous venue with not one, but TWO options for your wedding. They have the Barn and the Stables. Blake & Alyssa chose the Stables. Alyssa and her bridal party got ready in this little area outside of the stables, away from Blake’s vision. His area was in the stables right off of the dance floor. I arrived just as Alyssa was gathering things together for their reception. Everyone was all dolled up with hair and makeup all ready, just needed to get dressed. Everyone finishes up and we move onto the first look with Alyssa’s dad, and move onto the ceremony and the rest of the day is history.
So, finally to show off these gorgeous wedding images in the JMP blog. I tried to keep it simple, but that was impossible. This is a fair warning, this post is photo heavy, haha. But without any time to waste, here are what I feel shows off the love and fun filled day celebrating the marriage of Blake & Alyssa 🙂
OH! Before I forget! This was a total surprise to almost everyone at the wedding (I’m not sure if anyone else besides the three of us knew about it), but Alyssa and her dad planned a shake up to your usual father-daughter dance. They started it off with Journey’s “Lights” and somewhere in the middle you hear this scratch and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” starts playing. Y’ALL they coordinated this dance together and it was perfect! So glad that I was there to capture this greatness.
These people were having the time of their lives and to be honest, I felt like getting out there myself, haha! When I left, they were still partying it up! I’m so thankful that Blake & Alyssa chose me to document this wonderful time in their lives and I get to share it again and again! I wish you both the absolute best in your lives and marriage together 🙂
Meeting Ben & Karina was fun. It decided to rain on us outside of the Starbucks that we met at, haha. We discussed many details of their big day (venue, style, what they were looking for, etc.) and spoke of how they met. I think they told me that they met a music festival. Karina, don’t kill me if I’m wrong, lol. It HAS been a year since we talked about it, haha. Just working with them on their wedding day was enough to tell me that they are more than perfect for each other. I never got the chance to work with them prior to the big day, and that’s totally okay. We got along so well and were able to communicate better than most couples that I’ve worked with.
The wedding day came and I somehow managed to show up matching the bridesmaids dresses without even realizing it, haha! Made me blend right in 😉 I arrived to the girls getting their hair and makeup done…Karina was getting her hair started (makeup was already done by the amazing Alores Norris of House of Flawless. Ladies were gathering together in a room in Ben & Karina’s ADORABLE home, dresses were hung in front of the closet just waiting to be worn. Or photographed…..whichever you prefer, haha. Ben was getting ready somewhere else so I was gonna see him when we arrived at The Dutch Barn for the ceremony 🙂
Their day was beautiful and perfect. We ALMOST got rained out! It was trying to rain on us the whole time as their ceremony was outdoors and while we were getting all formal photos. Thankfully we just had a sprinkling of rain and the day went amazing! I’m so thankful I was chosen to photograph their wedding and am happy to be sharing these with you! Here are just a few of my favorites from Ben & Karina’s wedding 🙂
Just another note….their wedding cake, WAS AMAZING. It was so simplistic, one layer was peanut butter cake with peanut butter icing and the other was chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. Before I left, Karina was so nice and cut me a slice to take home. Y’ALL! I got home completely exhausted but 100% wanted to devour that cake, lol.
Ben & Karina, thank you so much for including me on the most special of days. It was truly a joy getting to know you both and photographing your wedding. You are such a wonderfully beautiful couple and I wish you the absolute best in your marriage and lives together 🙂
Watching Bryson & Jessica’s journey to their wedding day was just lovely. Upon meeting Jessica & Bryson together (originally met Jess’s mom and herself) we had to struggle with their engagements because we TOTALLY forgot about daylight savings time. You can read more about that and view their engagement photos HERE. And Bryson informed me that he had no idea that engagement sessions were a thing and didn’t know anything about bridals, haha. We let ya know about those real quick though. It’s okay, buddy 😛
I also done Jessica’s bridals and you can view those HERE! And once you’re done looking at those beauties, come on back and take a gander at Bryson & Jessica’s wedding photos 🙂
Bryson & Jessica were married in a small church in Woodruff, SC and on a beautiful (and totally hot) August day. I arrived and the ladies were sitting around in their gorgeous floral robes awaiting for what the day would hold. I got photos of all of the little details and came back to get Jessica getting into her dress. They opted out of a first look because my girl didn’t wanna ruin her makeup. Don’t blame ya at all, my mom gave me the stink eye if I even thought about crying at my wedding (LOL). I think watching her reaction coming down the aisle was worth it. Since we can’t share them all, here are a good collection of my favorites, telling the story of Bryson & Jessica’s wedding day 🙂
Bryson & Jessica decided to end their day a little early for their honeymoon and had their guests blowing bubbles and throwing bird seed as they exited the parking lot. Thank you both for having me for your big day and the journey to it! I’m so blessed to have gotten to know y’all and am still currently documenting your lives together. If y’all don’t know, Jessica is expecting their first child! ANNNND, I’m doing the baby’s photos, so I’m pretty excited about that 😀
Congratulations to you both on your marriage and that precious baby! I can’t wait to document even more of your lives together and wish you the absolute best in your marriage 🙂
I’ve met many, many people with photographing weddings, engagements, and families. Whenever I met Nina, it was just SO easy to sit down and talk. We blabbed forever and it didn’t feel like it at ALL. I didn’t get to meet Hershell until the day of the wedding due to him being in the military and out of the country, so in the meantime, I bonded with Nina. We also done Nina’s bridals which will be coming SOON!
When we got to the wedding day, we had already went over the timeline and how the day would go and everything they wanted. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day for Hershell & Nina. When I arrived, her and the girls were just relaxing and enjoying themselves. So I got all of the details, (dress, jewelry, extras in the room) and then I just watched the day unfold. Hershell requested to have a first look with Nina and buddy, I was SOOOOO excited. I’ll just let you see how that went 😉
I loved watching Hershell & Nina get married and spend their day with the family and friends. So much love and happiness in every part of the day. I can’t show y’all the entire wedding because we’d be here all day, but here is a TON of my favorites that will best tell their story.
Thank you so much Hershell & Nina for having me on your big day! It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and I wish you both the absolute best in your marriage and lives together ❤