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Tim & Emily {Engaged}

“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with remover to remove. Oh no; it is an ever fixed mark, that looks on tempests, and is never shaken.” – Shakespeare

Simple, unhurried and natural, Tim and Emily have a peaceful kind of love. Their story is classic. Emily and Time grew up in the same Sunday school and Emily tells of her big crush on this upperclassman. Their paths crossed several years later and the rest was history. Now they plan to marry at that same church where their Sunday school was held. I can’t wait!

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Dan & Jenessa {Engaged}

“It was rather beautiful: the way he put her insecurities to sleep. The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones” – Christopher Poindexter

I typically like to write a lot. I enjoy telling the story of the couple. But with Jenessa and Dan, I’m just going to let the images speak for themselves.

A fairy-tale love: Jenessa + Dan

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For more of their story and to view images from their proposal click here: Jenessa & Dan {The Proposal}

 

Mike & Nicola {Engaged}

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“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me” – Roy Croft

 

 

A love built on adventure.  Mike and Nicola are a blast. Within minutes of our first consultation I knew these two would simply be fun to be around. We met once again on what I think was the most perfect Fall evening this season. With a little help from Mother Nature we ended the night with an epic sunset. Blues, pinks and purples painted the sky as Mike and Nicola embraced in the sunset. Magic….This is why I love what I do.

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Josh & Heather {Engaged}

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Josh and Heather met in High school, well technically.

They can’t remember when their official Facebook friend request happened but it was that media outlet that later reconnected them. Both attending the same high school, they didn’t cross paths very often.  It wasn’t until their college days that Heather reached out to let Josh know about a concert in the area. What started as a simple friendly gesture resulted in a strong connection that formed over time.

Their falling in love came slowly. They realized their connection through countless nights of talking, spending Sunday’s together at church and fun surprises along the way.

Their session was giggles from beginning to end. Is it September yet? I can’t wait for their fall wedding!

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Brian & Chelsea {Engaged}

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I could go on and on about my session with Chelsea and Brian. I knew the moment I met Chelsea at our consultation that this was a bride I definitely wanted to work with! She is laid back and bubbly and after meeting Brian, I knew they were perfect together. After expressing slight nerves about being in front of the camera, I was shocked with how natural they were. I wanted to capture every little expression, every sparkle when they looked at one another. The golden trees and perfect breeze didn’t hurt the evening either.

Brian and Chelsea met at the University of Pittsburgh through mutual friends. They were both in other relationships when they met but remained friends throughout college.  After graduation, they went their separate ways and the distance made them lose touch. About a year later they started talking again via FB messaging. Brian knew what he wanted, and since they were both now single, he convinced Chelsea to let him take her on a date. Because Brian came from out of town, this one little date ended up being a weekend of festivities, including Brian meeting Chelsea’s mom.

Chelsea describes the first 6 months of their relationship as the time that defined their overall relationship. Both coming out of long distance relationships they were convinced it couldn’t work. They told themselves they were just really good friends, who happened to like driving three hours to see one another. Thinking it wasn’t going to work allowed all the pressure off of the relationship, they didn’t feel like they had to impress one another or change who they were. Within months, they figured out they were kidding themselves in thinking it was only a friendship and began to move it in more of a serious direction.

Brian and Chelsea can’t wait for the days where the distance won’t keep them apart, they dream of fully remodeling an older home and making it their own.  Their wedding will be romantic and elegant and I simply cannot wait!

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