Jennifer & Derric are expecting their first son, Peyton, and could not be any cuter together. Jennifer is the perfect example of a woman having the amazing pregnancy glow. She is just so stunning! This is such a special time for the both of them & I’m so glad I was able to photograph this incredible moment in their live. I’m so excited for this lovely couple… here’s to many more new chapters as their love story continues to grow!
I have a fondness for backyard intimate affairs. Robbyn wanted her wedding day to represent who she was & her love with Kevin, she didn’t want it to be a random affair that didn’t represent them as a couple & the rest of their lives together. Being the amazing DIY bride, Robbyn totally inspired me with her wedding & really reminded me that we sometimes can get lost in all the glitz & glam of a wedding, instead of remembering why we are there in the first place & how we need to slow down to enjoy all the moments.
From the Bride: Most girls dream of big, extravagant weddings; chandeliers, fine China & ball gowns dripping in diamonds. My dream was much simpler. Within days of our proposal, we had a venue, date & pastor booked. Once we had our theme & colors finalized, I got to work. Pinterest was a big inspiration for our wedding. Our budget was $7,000 (or less). The centerpieces were 100% homemade. We collected cans for weeks, then I spray painted them different shades of gold & hot glued lace around the middle. Because I wasn’t too worried about everything being perfectly matching, our wedding decor came from Michael’s, my grandmother’s house, & one particular friend let us raid her antique shop. Our flower girl (our daughter) wore an adorable dress found on Etsy & our ring barriers (our son & nephew) wore Old Navy & The Children’s Place. My simple yet stunning dress was purchased from Bebe for $160.00! A family friend built the cross we stood before & my mom put together the flower arrangements, including my bouquet. Our wedding day was beautiful, simple, elegant, happy, effortless, Godly, and everything we hoped it would be. We had about 80 guests, including our wedding party. Perfect. The most touching part of our special day was having Kevin’s family from Connecticut celebrate our love with us. Not long after our wedding, my husband’s grandfather suffered multiple strokes & is now undergoing intense therapy. It means a lot to me that we were all able to come together for this beautiful event & make those precious memories. If I could do our wedding over, I wouldn’t change a thing; it was my dream come true.
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