Rachel+Ryan // Married // Charlottesville, Virginia

The Sunday that Rachel and Ryan got married seemed to be fighting against all the variables. My bag got lost somewhere in the air, Ryan was sick and the wind so strong, it knocked out the power in the small town of Cruzet, Virginia. And yet, none that meant anything. King Family Vineyards blew everyone's expectations and the only ones to exceed them even more were Rachel and Ryan themselves. The ceremony being moved indoors didn't phase them and they surely weren't afraid of the 30 degree rain or wind that had to be pushed through.

Thanks for trusting me, y'all. It really, really means a lot.

Herlocker Family // Charleston

I don't often make it known that I photograph things and people outside of weddings. But the more I thought about it, I realized that these 'other' things I photograph also tell stories. They might be the stories of women halfway across the world, or of dear friends/neighbors of mine being total #girlbosses but regardless, there's no reason I can't share those stories here.

So this, my fellow internet readers, is the Herlocker family. I met Mary when she and I were in high school and we reconnected years later in college while she was dominating our Biology class where I was getting C's and D's. Fast forward to today and these five are traveling across the country in an airstream they completely gutted, designed and re-built themselves. Admire the beauty in their craft here and then follow along with their adventures as they unfold over the next few months.

Kaitlin+Allan // Engaged // Charleston

I've had this blog post drafted for a few days now but simply didn't know what to write. Kaitlin and Allan have been through a lot. A lot. They're both such strong souls (and literally strong too-Kaitlin whooped my ass leading my spin class this week) and are one of those couples that deserve the world. A year and a half ago, Allan was on a hospital bed, not expected to wake up. Fast forward a little over a year later and Kaitlin had said the biggest YES of her life, to Allan, alive and well, down on one knee.

I'll share the rest of their story alongside their Kiawah wedding this April, but for now, here are Kaitlin and Allen in their newly-engaged, free-donut, sticky Summer-evening glory.

PS-location #2: the rooftop of the hospital that Allan was in for so many weeks.

Carey+Chad // Married // Charleston

A right-swipe on Tinder, 10+ bars to find the UVA vs. Miami game and two years later, they're here: Middleton Place and Magnolia Gardens, surrounded by a small group of their closest family and friends...And Chad fulfilling what everyone claimed he'd do: cry when seeing Carey and cry during toasts.

"I have found the one whom my soul loves" -Song of Solomon 3:4

As always

DENVER+Charleston-based International Wedding Photographer
I would love to document your wedding near or far.

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