I first met Christina at Beatriz and David’s wedding where she was a bridesmaid. They loved the work that I did for Bea & David and asked me to also shoot their upcoming wedding! I love working with friends and family of previous couples. The connection and trust is always there from the get go since they’re familiar with me and my work. Not only that, Christina’s sister Eileen recently had a baby girl and as a baby shower gift, Christina purchased a portrait session for her new niece. I feel so blessed to be such an ongoing presence in their lives and being able to document their family’s love and new additions.
Christina and William share a long distance love as he lives on the East coast where he’s currently a first year resident in Philadelphia. They fly back and forth to see and spend time with one another and are so looking forward to the day that they can share their daily lives together.
When Christina wrote to show me a picture of her dress I knew I had to show her this butterfly hair pin I’d found on Etsy. It was perfect for her, her dress and our location! Not only that, Christina and William wanted to commemorate the great distances they’ve traveled to keep their love strong and I thought a flight of butterflies would be a nice, subtle touch.
William bought Christina a little Yorkie pup a while back and so he also made a cameo. Didi is such a loyal, sweet and well behaved little guy. And he adores his parents.
I love when my couples can relax and have fun with me!
We had intermittent sunlight throughout our session and whenever the sun would peak out from behind the clouds I made sure to make the most of it.
I’m loving the bright balloons we spread out over the field. I think it’s dreamy in a light, whimsical way.
Isn’t Christina’s so gorgeous?
In between shots I found myself petting Didi and baby talking to him. He was just so cute and so well behaved that I couldn’t help myself. I found it endearing that he always wanted to be near Christina and William. If we wandered off to an area that he couldn’t easily access because of the wildflowers, he’d bark at them as if to say, “Hey! Wait for me!”
I loved Christina’s necklace of a girl and paper airplanes to signify their long distance relationship. So adorably fitting wouldn’t you say?
William was all for the John Deere tractor shots.
Don’t you just love the way that Christina looks at William? Now that is a look of love.
Congrats you guys and I’m so happy to be working with you! I’m so looking forward to shooting your wedding at The Smog Shoppe later this year!