A picture is worth a thousand words...
And that right there is why my blogs are so full of pictures, but lack a lot of written text.
Becki and BJ are some special, wonderful souls. Their love radiates (for real). Their love for Layla is untouchable.
Becki was so full of emotions on her wedding day. She loves BJ with such a passion, and you can tell. Just look at her smile throughout the whole day.
And trust me, BJ returns that love.
These two will be happy for the rest of their lives.
The wedding took place in Friendsville, Maryland at Stillwater Haven. This venue is fantastic. You can see it in the background below, and it's a huge cabin with tons of space. It was the perfect place for Becki and BJ to celebrate.
BJ's grandmother has been making wedding cakes for a long time.
This cake is so special because of her.
It was such an honor to be able to be a part of this amazing day!
I've been waiting all season for this wedding....
We met up with the girls first, and I can honestly say I don't think I've laughed at work so much, ever! They were so much fun! And they had the best taste in music.... And they named Tammi's fake hair pieces.
Absolutely had to sneak Harley in so he could get some time in with his momma before she became a Mrs. He was such a good boy, and loved up on everyone!
He looked so dapper in his doggy tuxedo!
When we got to the church, it was super familiar. Turns out this church hosted one of the very first weddings I ever photographed!
The reception was held at California University, where they both went to college. So naturally, we did photos on campus.
There were so many beautiful places to go...And we did photos at the buildings that Tammi and Riley spent most of their time at as students.
We made a stop at Riley's grandparent's house since they were unable to attend the wedding.
They were so happy to see Riley and his new bride.
When a crowd knows how to have a good time!!!
I met up with Ashley and Kyle at Oglebay Park in Wheeling, West Virginia the other day.
This was the last day they had to spend together for awhile, because Kyle will be heading out of state for work. I'm glad I was able to capture some awesome portraits before he leaves!
I met Melinda & Josh when Lillielle was just a baby, and have been photographing them ever since.
I'm so happy to be able to capture all of the special milestones for them, especially since I know how important these portraits are to Melinda! She truly appreciates having these memories to pass down to her beautiful children!
If you know anything about me, it's that I have an intense love for dogs and Harry Potter....'
When Emily asked me if there was anything she could bring to her session, my immediate answer was a dog. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was when they pulled up and I saw a pup in the backseat! And he was so well behaved!!
I met Emily and Tyler at a bridal show a few months ago, Tyler was working (he has his own catering business!) while Emily got to walk around and meet all the vendors. I'm honored that she stopped to visit with me, and that we found time in our crazy schedules to meet up for this engagement session!
Sirena and Will met me at the shop for their engagement session, so we started out with a few shots inside, then we took a walk around the "east end" of Waynesburg, and hit up some super cool locations.
These 2 have been together 12 years, and Sirena told me that in all that time, they don't really have any pictures of the two of them. I wouldn't of guessed that, they did wonderful in front of the camera. I love the genuine emotions, and the real giggles.
We ended up back at the shop in the alley with the red couch. If you know it, you know it. If you don't, you'll want to.
The walking pose makes its way into most of my sessions....I'm not even mad about it.
It's a great way to show off the scenery surrounding us, and we can get some great variations.
From engagement to wedding....
And some great ways to have some fun with it!
The best thing about the walking pose is that it almost always ends with a kiss.
Jessica Bauza Photography