I will be sharing a few posts recounting our memorable days spent with Leah Macdonald. Leah has many roles. She is an artist, photographer, teacher, wife and mother. To me and Jason, she is a friend and an example of artistic inspiration and intellectual freedom. We took a trip to Leah’s home and studio in Philadelphia where we met her family, photographed each other and made sweet art.
Matt and Kristen are getting married in October at the historic Miller & Rhoads which houses Hilton Garden Inn. I’m so excited… it’s so beautiful inside, and Matt and Kristen are so cute and fun! Jason and I spent an entire day with them hanging out and getting shots of them at a favorite coffee shop, Chimborazo Park, Main Street Station and St. John’s church where Patrick Henry orated the famous “Give me liberty, or give me death…” speech.
You may not know this about me and Jason, but we eloped nearly five years ago at the Albemarle County Juvenile Detention Center/Jail. So romantic, I know. No, we weren’t in trouble with Johnny Law or anything, we just didn’t realize that the magistrate’s office was located there. Remember that question, who cuts the barber’s hair? Well, it would have to be someone that the barber trusted and thought was a pretty darn good barber. As a wedding photographer, we have often wondered who would have been our photographer, our cake maker, our DJ, etc. had we actually had a wedding. For a wedding photographer to hire someone to photograph their own wedding, I think that says quite a lot about the photographer-for-hire. We were so touched, flattered and taken aback when wedding photographer Amanda Simmons called us and insisted that we shoot her wedding. She found us through event planner Megan Daubert, who we absolutely love working with. She is a top-notch event planner, and if she wasn’t planning weddings, she could easily earn a living as a singer or stand-up comedian. Megan has been one of Amanda’s closest friends, and was also a bridesmaid for the wedding! Of course, the wedding weekend was a blast! Amanda and Cale’s wedding was nestled in between me and Jason’s birthdays, his on the ninth, and mine on the fourteenth. Wouldn’t you know that there was an extra cake at the reception with our names on it?? Oh, and get this… we had a fun challenge trying to tell Cale apart from his best man, Nick. Cale and Nick are twins, and they also both US Army Rangers, how awesome is that? Let’s not forget Amanda’s shoes… those hot, ruby red slippers…
Cover Photo by Jen Fariello
A few months ago, we were asked by the editor of the new magazine, The Wedding Planner to write an article, and we were happy to oblige. Our article is called How to Find a Wedding Photographer Who’s Right for You. It offers a few general guidelines that we hope will be helpful to anyone who is looking to find a photographer whose style and personality will match their vision. The Wedding Planner is now available. If you would like a complimentary copy, please call 434-960-2234 or visit here. We are so grateful to be given the opportunity to be a part of a great wedding resource for Charlottesville.
I will kiss you, I will kiss you
I will kiss you forever on nights like this
I will kiss you, I will kiss you
And we shall be together
LOVED hanging out with John and Keri. We ventured all over the Charlottesville area on Saturday enjoying the day. Our stops included a cute little chapel on Garth Road, Whitehall Vineyards, the Downtown Mall and a fantastic late evening dinner at C&O. Jason and I are looking forward to revisiting historic Ash Lawn-Highland this summer for John and Keri’s wedding celebration.