I had the pleasure of shooting Emily and Will’s wedding a few weekends ago and I am so excited to post the photos today! Since they live in Utah, we were only able to meet once via Skype, but I could already tell that I was going to love them from our one meeting. They are such a sweet couple and I am so honored that they chose me to capture their special day.
After Will and Emily booked, we found out that Will and I went to the same high school (Park View) AND the same college (JMU)…see, we were meant to be :) hahah. But since I am a bit older (just a bit!), we unfortunately never crossed paths.
We started pretty early at Will’s mom’s house in Sterling, VA. The getting ready portion wasn’t originally in the timeline and I think it is because they didn’t want to trouble me (they are too nice!). The day was pretty segmented and I would’ve had to start really early in the day to get the getting ready photos. But it was really no trouble for me at all since I live about 10 minutes away from Sterling. The second part of the day was around noon time at the DC Temple which was simply amazing and we ended the celebration at the LDS Church in Sterling.
Since only full LDS members could attend the ceremony inside the DC temple, Emily and Will had a separate ring ceremony outside their home church for the friends and family that could not be present at the temple. In front of their family and friends, Will and Emily exchanged words of love and promises-it was so sweet and intimate and such a perfect day for them!
Bracelet from Emily’s grandmother
These were taken in Will’s mom’s house. I loooved the white antique loveseat! Will’s mom found it in an antique store and had it reupholstered. Makes me want to go antique shopping! Who wants to come with me? :)
Will’s mom did Emily’s hair. She is the owner of Salon GoldnLOX in Sterling. Look how gorgeous that waterfall braid is!
Will’s groomsmen and Emily’s brother waiting for the newlyweds to come out
Here they are!
YAY!! We’re married!!!!! Woohoo!
I’ve always said that the bride and groom portraits is my absolute favorite part of the wedding day. Guess what? Will and Emily allotted over an hour for them! I love them for that! We were able to take our time, we walked around the temple grounds and stopped to take photos whenever we found a location we liked. Because of their awesome timeline, Will and Emily will have so many portraits to choose from!
UUghhh I love this one…I can’t wait to get a canvas of this to put in my office!
Will you dance with me? :)
Ring ceremony officiated by Will’s dad
Ok I am going to end this long post with a black and white of their first dance. Such a sweet moment. Congrats Emily and Will!!!