Monthly Archives: December 2012

I don’t know how many of you remember Nick and Becca…they were the second couple to approach me and ask me to shoot their wedding. I said yes and it’s been fun getting to know them a little more over the years.  Nick found out one day (when he was over at our house tiling) that I like Civil War history.  He asked me if I’d ever been at Gettysburg and I said no.  Then he said that we’d have to make a road trip up there soon (he had been there a few times because of family that live nearby).  A few days, maybe a week later, he asked me to go somewhere “out of state” with him and Becca to take some Christmas pics for them.  I eventually guessed the “out of state” place was Gettysburg and I looked forward to the day for weeks!  You’re probably wondering why in the world I like Civil War history…I really don’t know.  I just love History (especially info involving wars) and, since I live in VA, which is, like, the center of Civil War history, everything just seems more real to me than, say, World War II.
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One of the biggest benefits of photographing weddings is that I get to capture those special, behind-the-scenes moments that no one else sees. Matt and Samantha’s wedding was a huge tear-jerker for me! I think I cried at least three times that day and that was because of the beautiful, intimate moments I was blessed to be a part of. Seeing tears pour down Matt’s face as he saw his bride walk down the aisle toward him, watching the dances…all of it was beautiful, emotional, and God-honoring.

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