I had the pleasure of photographing Nicole & Mason's wedding day a few weeks ago! They were the ones who won an entire Wedding Day Giveaway from the Crystal Clear Event! All of the vendors worked so hard to put everything together & too make it such a wonderful dream wedding day for them! Finishing up this 2018 wedding season editing grind & I can't wait to get all of these images out to the vendors & to Nicole & Mason! Scroll through to see some moments & details of their wedding day! #thecrystalclearevent #jessicaryanphotographer #jessicaryanbrides
Merdie & John Roger's wedding day at Harley's Haven was family oriented in every detail & every moment of their wedding day. Merdie's sister was her matron of honor & John Roger's best man was his father. Merdie's brother was also in the bridal party & could be the one who gets credit for this day happening. John Roger met Merdie through his friendship with her brother & though he may not have loved the idea at first of his baby sister dating someone he clearly came around & gave such a heartfelt toast to the both of them on their wedding day! Their wedding day is on the blog today! #jessicaryanphotographer
Her Hike Collective is two yeas old today! 18 hikes later and I want to take the time to reflect on the impact it has made in my life and hopefully others lives. Truthfully, the past several months I have been worried that I haven't been giving enough to HHC and my hiking ladies. But then I counted today and we've hiked 18 hikes in two years! That's 18 months out of 24 that I've made time in my schedule and my heart for these hikes and the women I have met on them. That's 18 hikes that these women have made time for in their schedule and hearts as well. I was knocking myself for not being able to organize a hike every single month this year, but I need to truly celebrate that there has been 18 months of hikes for women that maybe never would have happened if they didn't find HHC on social media. ⠀ ...⠀ I have talked to these women about my brother. I have shared why I hike and the importance of community. I have met women with goals to implement a personal healthier lifestyle and wanting to become more active. Women who want to decompress and take a break from the hustle and bustle of our weeks. I have had women share with me their fears, concerns and troubles with becoming pregnant or becoming a Mom and I have shared my own. And we had current Mom's on the same hikes share with us that it will all be okay. We've swam in waterfalls, summited mountains and have had so many laughs along the way. We've encountered fallen trees, ice, snow flurries, rain (lots of rain), peeing in the woods, navigating trails and painted swatches on trees to let us know we were still on the right path. We've encountered a lot of sunshine too! ⠀ ...⠀ I was focusing on the 3 months out of the 12 that I was not able to organize a hike and so I felt that I couldn't talk as much about our group. But I have realized, & I hope that you'll agree, that 9 months out of the year ain't bad! I hope dear hiking ladies that it has been an impactful two years for you. No matter how many hikes you have been on with HHC, I hope that it impacted your day, week, month, year. It may not be every month of the year but it's going to be around for a long time! Cheers ladies, I couldn't have done it w/o you!
Give me all of the hugs and first look reactions when couples' bury their faces into each other during their embrace. Today Emily and Tyler's Chrysler Museum wedding is on the blog! #jessicaryanphotographer #jessicaryanbrides #virginiaweddingphotographer
I have been focusing on editing all of the weddings and getting them back to my couples as quick as possible as I finish up the 2018 wedding season. Because of this the blog has been a little slower but today Emily & Tyler's wedding day is bringing it to life again! #jessicaryanphotographer
Oh Christmas Tree!🎄🎄🎄
December has arrived! What better way to end my 2018 wedding season than with a holiday wedding at the Founder’s Inn? I have known Karen since I was 16 years old & it was such an honor to be there on the day she & Phil got married! #jessicaryanphotographer #jessicaryanbrides
Thinking about layering for a winter hike usually means not matching my socks to my hiking boots to my hat, etc. But hiking to the top of a mountain with friends is one of my favorite things! #herhikecollective
I could have posted any photo from this anniversary session yesterday but I am choosing this one because I think it is perfectly Sam & Tim. They choose to do their session on their property, a place they moved too in a small town just a few years ago. As they walked down the path to the river to do a hands ceremony together, I imagined that they take this path together quite often. Maybe not always dressed as snazzy as they are here but this is a path they walk down & look out at the water often. Thankful that they are together. And that they have many more years ahead of them, together.