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Amanda + Ryan || One Year Anniversary || Loved you then... Love you still...

Amanda + Ryan || One Year Anniversary || Loved you then... Love you still...

The Gorgeous couple is celebrating their one-year anniversary TODAY.

As a wedding photographer you see a lot of beautiful celebrations. They are all special and beautiful in their own way, but occasionally you’ll get to partake in one that is absolutely beyond words gorgeous… the kind you leave at the end of the day and whisper to your second shooter, ”If I could do it over again…”.

Erika + Zach || Say I Do || Smokey's Adventures on the Gorge

Erika + Zach || Say I Do || Smokey's Adventures on the Gorge

I love Erika and Zach’s love story. Two compassionate, WV loving, determined, career-driven, humble, and adventurous souls just waiting to meet and fall in love.

Charlotte Paige || Third Birthday Portraits || Lifestyle Session

Charlotte Paige || Third Birthday Portraits || Lifestyle Session

Happy 3rd birthday my little love. You are our sunshine.

Miss Railyn || Cake Smash + First Birthday Portraits || Backyard Mini

Miss Railyn || Cake Smash + First Birthday Portraits || Backyard Mini

Happy 1st Birthday sweet Railyn Grace. You are every bit as adorable as I had anticipated and I am so thankful I got to capture these sweet memories for you and your family. 

Cooper James || Cake Smash + First Birthday Portraits || Backyard Mini

Cooper James || Cake Smash + First Birthday Portraits || Backyard Mini

This past weekend we celebrated this little man’s first birthday with family and friends. It was such a great day!

Katie and Chris || A Total Win || Charleston, WV

Katie grew up surrounded by sports, her dad has been a coach for as long as I can remember, and of course she married a coach, so it was only fitting that their wedding be sports themed. I know Katie and I had conversations prior to the day where she was worried about pulling this off in an elegant and tasteful way, but I have to tell you first hand that their hard work and effort paid off and their day was beautiful.

Cooper || Remembering Top Knot || Turning One

Cooper || Remembering Top Knot || Turning One

When we found out we were having a little boy, I knew even then that milestones like his first haircut would be cherished memories.

So in an effort to preserve those locks just a bit longer, your daddy and I couldn’t help ourselves to do a little styled shoot with you. You’ll look back one day and google search “manbun” and see where we found our inspiration. For just a few more days you’ll be my topknot and someday I’ll get to look back on these playful little images with a smile and all the memories wrapped up into your year with long locks.

Carter James || Turning Two || Mingo Park Lifestyle Session

Carter James || Turning Two || Mingo Park Lifestyle Session

2-year-olds are fast… I mean really fast. I know I have one myself. Carter was on the go our whole session, but sometimes that’s exactly what you want. You want your little one to feel comfortable and be themselves, and that’s exactly what I aim to capture.

Haily + Jay || Full of Love

Haily + Jay || Full of Love

Jay and Haily were too adorable! If there were one piece of advice I could offer all of my clients during their sessions it would be have fun and be yourselves. Jay and Haily had me smiling the whole time with their affection and love for one another.

Karly + JC || Hometown Love

Karly + JC || Hometown Love

Even though Karly and JC had been friends for a lifetime it wasn’t until after college that a spark grew between them. It didn’t take long for this courtship to become a great love story.

JONATHAN + MIRANDA || Mountain Romance

JONATHAN + MIRANDA || Mountain Romance

This is one of those special weddings that as I edited each photo I just couldn’t stop smiling. This beautiful couple happens to be dear friends of mine from childhood and I am so grateful and honored they chose me to capture their beautiful wedding day.