I seriously adore winter. I could live in Michigan, with all it’s snow and with all it’s cold.. in a heartbeat. For those of you guys who are not East Tennessee regulars.. it’s been snowing here off and on since early December. The Facebook/Twitter grumbling and groaning has already begun with lots of “ENOUGH ALREADY” s and “I MISS GLOBAL WARMING”s…. while I’m eating up every minute of it. To top it all.. David and I spent the weekend with good friends atop Beech Mountain [North Carolina] where there was.. yes.. 3 feet of snow! Oh heaven… sweet snowy heaven. There is however a downside to the winter time that has nothing to do with the snow [well maybe in some scientific "sun-being-further-from-earth-way" but that's not important here]. What ultimately stinks about winter is the sun likes to hide at around 5:00 these days! 5:00!! I want nothing more than to shoot every image out of my camera with the sun at my back and nature all around me. Nature is the very BEST backdrop. Good ol’ winter makes it pretty tough to make my wedding photography dreams come true. The cold and the sunlessness keep us inside… which is usually a huge bummer… until you walk into a sanctuary like this one.
Meet Courtney + Phil. These two KILLED IT with the ceremony decorations… far better than anything I’ve experienced thus far. My brides all tend to have a little creative gene in them, which makes me so happy, but this… THIS was awesome. This makes winter time photography not bad at all. So thankful to have shot this wedding a few weeks ago. I love these two and have known them for so many years. I honestly didn’t feel like I was working the wedding.. but like I was a guest [with the best seat in the house] watching two sweet friends dedicate their lives together. Oh, it was grand.. and their love is grand and I’m beyond excited to share the images from their day with you here.