Jessica and John's wedding took place on a quintessential Midwest winter day, complete with the smallest flurries of snow. To nod to the holiday season, pops of red and vibrant greenery covered the surroundings, and Jess wore the most beautiful custom-made gown. Believe me when I say that this duo (and their bridal party) were CHAMPS, as they tolerated 10 degree weather for the bulk of their photographs. If you're intrigued by the idea of a holiday wedding... look no further for inspiration. This one is a STUNNER!
Sometime over the four years we lived in Florida... I forgot how brutal the Midwest winter can be. I mean, seriously - does it ever end?! Itching for some photo opportunities, I asked for some family volunteers to let me "experiment" with indoor lifestyle sessions, and I was lucky enough to be put in touch with this gem of a family! Seriously... this crew could not be more fun (OR adorable).
This gorgeous wedding inspiration was photographed while at The Film Gathering in lovely Amherst, VA last Spring. With mountain views, vast open space and the prettiest color palette... you're going to want to check it out.
It has been a HUGE year of growth for JWP, and looking back on these beautiful images, we can't help but feel immense gratitude to the people who trusted us to capture these moments for them. Aside from portraits and families (which we love dearly), we were also able to photograph our first engagements AND our first WEDDING! EEK! Never would we have guessed we'd be exploring that terrain so soon, and we consider it an incredible honor. 2017 was definitely a win for us... and we love you guys for it!
It was a beautiful fall evening when we met the Smith family in St. Louis for some updated family photographs. I remember feeling so honored when Vanessa, a fellow photographer, had reached out. Although the family had had a busy day celebrating their daughter's birthday, they were TROOPERS as we paraded around the park!
This was the second shoot captured while at The Film Gathering last May. While I'm incredibly comfortable shooting outdoors, this session was more challenging at it was inside, and with film... you don't really know if you nailed the exposure until weeks later. This being said... I was SO grateful for the opportunity to experiment indoors, and I love how these cozy, intimate images turned out!