Photography, Wedding Photography, Weddings

Sam & Chessie’s Ewing Chapel Wedding


Sam & Chessie were married on a beautiful spring morning in May at Ewing Chapel in Gate City, VA.  I am so happy that I was there to capture their beautiful, intimate wedding surrounded by friends and family.  Their reception at the home of the bride in Snowflake, VA was just perfect and an amazing brunch was served. Here’s to many more morning weddings! ♥

Chessie gave me the details of their love story and I wanted to share it with you all.

“Before we started dating, we were friends for a few years. We met through a mutual group of friends in college, and though when we met neither one of us was looking for a serious relationship, we always enjoyed spending time together and quickly noticed how well we got along and how similar our personalities and interests were. The summer before our senior year of college we began working at the same country club, which meant we were spending even more time together. By the end of that summer we were pretty sure we wanted to begin dating, but we both take dating relationships very seriously and had a conversation about what each of us wanted from the other person. Like a lot of other things, we had similar goals an expectations from each other and Sam asked me to be his girlfriend in an Aspen Dental parking lot about a week later!”

“We both believe in the concept of “dating to marry”, and though we took things slow in the beginning, it did not take long to come to the realization that we both were picturing spending the rest of our lives together. Once we both graduated college and started wondering what the next step in our relationship would be, we found out we were expecting a baby! We decided the day we found out that we wanted to be married, and once we got some details sorted out and Sam proposed, we were married six weeks later and a perfect little ceremony with our close family and friends. We are enjoying married life and looking forward to meeting our son in just a few short weeks. Though the past few months have been a whirlwind of milestones in our relationship, we are elated and feel this is exactly where God intends us to be!”

VENUE: Ewing Chapel, Gate City, VA
DRESS: David’s Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Jacket, Tommy Hilfiger; Pants: Peter Millar
HAIR: Heather Broadwater
FLOWERS: Made by Hand’s Floral
CAKE: Sweet Maggie’s Craft Bakery
CATERER: North Fork Catering Company


And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.           -1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

Photography, Wedding Photography

Rafael & Latosha’s Wedding: The White Rose at Hidden Meadows Farm

rafaelandlatosha051218-779.jpgMay weddings are supposed to be cool but this one was a H-O-T 91 degrees. I’m not sure if any records were set but it was probably close. The White Rose at Hidden Meadows Farm is a stunning 130 acre farm in Talbott, Tennessee and was the perfect backdrop for Rafael & Latosha to get married.

This couple met at Walter State Community College where Rafael played golf and Latosha played softball. Pursuing their dreams, he went on to play golf at Carson Newman while she played softball at ETSU. After college, they reconnected in Morristown and began dating. It wasn’t long before they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.

One weekend, Rafael took Latosha for some fall family pictures at Max Patch and, knowing that there would be snow on the ground he waited until 2:00 to go. He asked her to marry him in the perfect winter wonderland and they captured some amazing pictures of the proposal.

I’m so happy that I got to be a part of their love story from their awesome engagement session to Latosha’s beautiful bridals to their perfect wedding. Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Jackson! ♥

Venue: The White Rose at Hidden Meadows Farm
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suits: Dawsons Mens Shop
Bridesmaid Dresses:
Flowers: Food City
Cake: Sanua House
Hair: Hair Designs by Pam
Makeup: Jessica Hyde
DJ: Ridge Charles
2nd Shooter: Chris Kudera Photography