The Daiber Family

Today I photographed a very special family, who are not only clients, but longtime family friends.  I grew up with Kelsey, as our dads lived on the same street and were best friends in High School.  I had the privilege of photographing Kelsey + Alex’s engagement, wedding and today their baby boy!  However, today's family session was not a typical photo session.  This is Alex's second time battling brain cancer.  He was in remission for about 5 years. Six months into their first year of marriage they found out Alex had a another growth in the area his previous tumor had been removed.  These past couple of months things took a turn for the worst and there is nothing more the medical community can do for him.  Alex is an incredible man and has been a light in so many people’s lives.  I would like to ask for you to pray for the Daiber family.  Please pray for peace and comfort.  Pray for sweet moments together.  There were so many precious moments shared today with friends and family.  I am truly honored to be have the privilege of capturing the big milestones in the Daiber family! 

*Update: There is now a gofundme for the Daiber family.  Please consider sharing this blog post with friends and family to raise support in order to help cover medical bills and support the future education of their son Ezra.

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us."  -Romans 8:18

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Alex and Kelsey June of 2016 looking hot as ever! 

"Oh the sweet life of a christian, that hath made his peace with God!  He is fit for all conditions:  for life, for death, for everything."  -Richard Sibbes

Josh + Maddi's Elopement | Berryville, Virginia

I love having Virginia as a home base for my business as it provides so many beautiful and unique locations to photograph my clients.  A couple months ago Josh + Maddi decided that they wanted to elope! Originally they planned to climb and mountain and say their I do’s.  But desiring to have their parents and grandmother witness the occasion, they decided on a local farm in Berryville, Virginia.  The day started out as a perfect July sun filled day.  However, just an hour before their ceremony, dark thunder clouds rolled in pouring down buckets of rain.  Then, right before the time to exchange their vows, the storm passed and the ceremony went on as planned.  It was a perfect day filled with precious moments shared with their loving family.  Congratulations to the sweetest couple and happy almost two weeks of marriage! 

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Melissa + Kyle

Congratulations to Melissa + Kyle!  They celebrated their wedding day at the, oh so stunning, Rust Manor House.  Their wedding day was full of so much joy and laughter.  Most of the laughs coming from the hilarious group of groomsmen!  With the weather calling for rain throughout the day, the storms held off until just minutes after the ceremony.  This day could have not been more perfect.  Check out their fun wedding below, wait till you see their cake!

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Second Shooter: Margaret Hyland   |   Venue: Rust Manor House   |   Florist: J. Morris Flowers   |   Cake: Stacked Cakes   |   DJ: Zandi Entertainment   |   Caterer: Great Blue Heron   |   Hair & Makeup: Salon Emage

Brent + Amanda

Oh these two!  Brent + Amanda are two of the coolest people you could ever meet!  I have the pleasure of knowing these two because of my husband Micah.  Micah and Brent have known each other sense they were toddlers.  Also, Brent was one of Micah’s groomsmen in our wedding!  To say the least, Brent and his fiancé Amanda are very special to us!  One of the greatest pleasures of being a photographer is that I get to play a part of my friends big life moments!  With Amanda being a cook and Brent being a foodie along side her, we of course started our session off at one of their favorite grommet restaurants, Haute Dogs & Fries!  Scroll to see two of the funniest humans alive, lots of random dancing and casual singing in french! 

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Stuart + Lisa

Stuart + Lisa’s wedding was the perfect reflection of how to have a simple but elegant and beautiful wedding!  These two are what every couple dreams to be together.  They both own their own business, Lisa is a jewelry maker and Stuart is a carpenter.  Stuart built their home which they now live in and also used to get ready in on their wedding day!  He also made their own heart shape ring boxes!  Lisa’s something borrowed was Stuarts grandmothers wedding dress.  She had the top slightly altered to add a beautiful open back.  Stuart + Lisa’s wedding was filled with joy and laughter.  It was a beautiful celebration of two families so excited to become one! Congratulations to you both! 

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Baby Lark

This in-home-session was very special as Sheila is one of my childhood best friends!  Sheila and her husband, Arel, are a husband and wife creative team. They are marvelous!  Sheila is an incredible artist and book publicist and Arel is an amazing videographer!  Congratulations to these two!  Scroll through to see the cutest family and the funniest little husky!