I felt SO honored to be able to take part in this wedding between Katie and Angela. I was privileged enough to photograph their engagement session when they were here visiting Asheville last year. We really had a great time. Super early shoot in Dupont State Forest where the mist was rising off the water at Hoooker Falls, making it so ethereal. We laughed about coming up with poses and then abandoning those poses to play and have fun, showing off their love style in the setting of the fall leaves. It’s always the best when I get to have an engagement session with a couple. #1 you get to know them which I think allows for better photographs, and #2 We learn how to communicate in “photo speak”. Meaning I get to learn what works and what doesn’t, good sides to the camera, angles, and verbal cues that work best with our flow. So ALL that aside, let’s just say we had a blast and I was bummed when their wedding was out of town and I wasn’t going to be their wedding photographer. HOWEVER, the stars aligned and I was able to fit them in, between my FOUR other weddings in September! And traveled out to work with them on this SUPER special day! (Some of our amazing engagement session is here for you to peruse as well!)
The venue was really nice, and I have to say, the deer walking around was like magic. Since I was staying there I got to meet and help out a lot of the family during rehearsal, setting up the venue, and snapping some pics of the festivities. It was nice to see it all happening before the official day. The wedding day was perfect! Weather was perfect and the temperature decided to take a nice dip so we were all cool and loving it. Angela made Katie cry when she sent her a beautiful ring with a compass on it during her early morning makeup session. Katie said, “That’s three already today!” And that’s how the morning went. It was one sentimental loving moment to the next. These two ladies just couldn’t wait to get married! The love was infectious and so wonderful to witness.
Katie surprised Angela with a “Seasons of Love” serenade from the group during the ceremony. It’s one of Angela’s favorite songs, and it held a deep meaning which played in well with the ceremony. Bubbles and applause carried the newly married couple out of the ceremony, and Mrs. and Mrs. Dunn started their lives together as one forever. We partied on into the night, sharing epic dances (yes, there was Uptown Funk as Father/Daughter Dance!) and many, many loving kisses stolen between the new couple.
Thank you again Angela and Katie for bringing me on this journey with you as your engagement photographer and THEN your wedding photographer. I was so happy to be there and see it all unfold. May these memories bring you endless joy through the years, as you share this amazing life together. I wish you a wonderful Season of Love!
Venue- Oglebay Resort
Hair and Makeup- Vanessa Sogan Beuty FX
Catering - Bad Axe BBQ
Cake and Cupcakes- Mama C’s Bakery and Deli
DJ- Soundtech DJ Services
Photography- Studio Misha