As much as I love color there's something about black and white imagery that I always love. It seems to freeze time just a little bit more. I always end up making duplicates of my favorites in a gallery and sharing some black and white photos too. What do you prefer? Do you like classic black and white images or color all the way?
Today’s blog post has been a long time coming! @lauren.h_weddings and I first started dreaming up this editorial shoot in 2018. We knew we wanted to create inspiration for a greenhouse wedding and after touring @oatlandsva we knew we had found the perfect place. After sitting on this editorial for over a year the team and I thrilled to finally be able to share it with you. It’s been published on @virginiabridemagazine’s online home and can be found in the latest print edition in stores. Check out more in my story and make sure to pick up a copy from your local bookstore! Photography: Maddy Williams Photography // @maddywilliamsphotography Planning: Lauren Harbin of Chancey Charm // @lauren.h_weddings @chanceycharm Venue: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens // @oatlandsva @oatlandsweddings Dresses: Bridal Impressions // @bridalimpressions Vintage Decor/Rentals: Bella Villa Vintage Rentals // @bellavillashop Rentals: Select Event Group // @selecteventgroup Makeup: Blushaway Makeup // @blushawaymakeup Hair: Dare To Dream Hair // @dare2dreamhair Florals: Lark Floral // @larkfloral Jewelry: Quest Fine Jewelers // @questfinejewelers Calligraphy: Alchemy Calligraphy // @alchemycalligraphy Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop // @bttrcrmbakeshop Models: @gracie_withers @leah_williams13 @laurrkt
Despite forecast predictions leaving us worried it was going to be gray all day, the sun peeked out at the perfect time for Mary Kate and Jimmy's engagement session! I think it was probably the warmest and sunniest winter engagement session I’ve ever had. We started out at @greenhillwine before heading over to @goodstoneinn for some photos by their ivy walls and fields. I loved getting to know these two better and am so excited for their wedding this fall at @sweeneybarnweddings!
Happy Valentine's Day! Today my feed has been filled with sweet couples and left me feeling super grateful to work in a job centered around love stories. I hope everyone has the best night with your loved ones, whether you're curling up at home or heading out on the town!
Ever wonder what some good reasons are to book a mini session? You could use the session to celebrate your anniversary, get photos for your holiday card or to document a furry new member of the family. If you’re like Lauren and Shane it could be for all three! I photographed Lauren and Shane’s wedding back in 2018 and have loved staying in touch with them over the past couple years. This is actually the third time they’ve been in front of my lens (and Lauren’s fourth since she modeled for one of my editorials!). They recently adopted their sweet puppy, Duke (Go JMU!) and it was the perfect reason to get some anniversary photos. A few of my favorites from their session are up on the blog now!