Jena & Matthew | Fredericksburg, VA Wedding

When Jena talked about October she painted a beautiful picture of her hopes… Every decision they were making was centered on their desire for relationships to take priority- that people would experience joy, see a glimpse of Jesus, and walk away knowing they are treasured. In a season of preparing for marriage, and on their wedding day, I saw Jena carry herself with every bit of the joy and tenderness that fills her soul.

Jena and Matthew- I’m honored that you entrusted me with documenting the spirit and all of the excitement of this day!

Makenna & Ryan | Blue Ridge Parkway Engagement

I walked into a freshman dorm room to find a cheery California girl who talked just as fast and color-coordinated just as often. We were bright-eyed and utterly overwhelmed together. In that season, she showed me the value of steaming sweaters (who knew!), always opting for ice-cream, and loving people with your time. She became one of the greatest encouragements, and it has been the best gift to photograph her engagement.

This is the joy of investing in community: The fruit of our relationships multiplies in time. The celebrations in each season are becoming fuller and richer as we run through these days together- sharing the struggles, rejoicing in the work the Lord is doing, and even dropping plans to document treasured days like this…

John & Mary Freshwater | Wilmington, North Carolina

Just over two years ago, they were newly married, covered in dried lavender, and headed for the vintageVW getaway car. The prayer that covers their marriage, and the joy that overflows in their lives was and is absolutely beautiful.

Happy two years, Mary and John!

Venue: St. Thomas Preservation Hall

Coordinator: Erin Padgett Events