On a beautiful June afternoon, we were privileged to work with such a wonderful couple. Being that Ashley is Rach’s cousin, we knew what we were getting into right away. If we weren’t laughing through Ryan’s jokes, we were taking some amazing shots of these two. Yes, we have been slacking a bit on the blog posts lately.. Mainly because wedding season has been extremely time consuming over the past two months, but this post couldn’t have come at a better time because… Ashley and Thomas will be saying “I do” next weekend!!
We were so excited to shoot this session at Barren Ridge Vineyards because of the beautiful grounds of the vineyards and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Being able to witness the love between Ashley and Thomas is really something special. What made it even more special is watching Ashley smile from ear to ear because she finally found the man of her dreams. We couldn’t be happier for her.
In some of these photos, you will notice the multi colored afghan. This was made over 100 years ago by Rach’s and Ashley’s great great grandmother. This family heirloom is very special to both Ashley and Rach and we just knew that we had to use it during the session. The girls reminisced on how they used to cuddle up under this blanket, watching Soap Operas at their grandparent’s house when they were children. All in all, this was just a touching moment that could not go unnoticed.
A little note to Ashley & Thomas: Do not wish your wedding day away. Take it all in and just breathe because it goes by in a blink of an eye. This will be one of the best days of your lives and we are so excited to share it with you. Remember that Ryan and I will always be there for you both and we cannot wait until next Saturday. We love you both!