I have way, way too many thoughts about this wedding and even months later am still processing it! Every now and then you have the opportunity to work with people in a situation where everything just clicks. That’s how this wedding was for me.
Sarah & Johnathan are absolutely amazing people. I booked their wedding the previous December, and we were able to meet for engagement photos in the spring. They met at JMU and Sarah works there still, so it was naturally the perfect place for their engagement photos. Throughout the session, we kept running into people they knew who were congratulating them on their engagement and basically gushing over them. It was clear to me that these two were some really good eggs and I was just so thrilled to be able to work with them.
Their wedding was in October at Red August Farm, and we were able to schedule Sarah’s bridal portraits the week of the wedding at the venue. While not a necessity, I love being able to see a venue beforehand if it’s one I haven’t worked at before. Also, after plenty of instagram stalking of Red August Farm, I was very curious and excited to finally see the place in person. All I can say is wow, this place is definitely one of the most unique venues I’ve been to. Equal parts rustic beauty and glamorous (which sounds like a weird combo, but this place really pulls it off).
Sarah & Jonathan were glowing all day, beaming from ear to ear when they weren’t laughing or crying! The amount of joy and love they share is really obvious when you spend time around them, and I found it impossible not to have a huge grin all day watching them.
The entire day was so much fun, and we snuck in some of my favorite night portraits ever with a clear sky and stars! Sarah & Jonathan even visited me at my day job in Roanoke when they were passing through a few weeks later. I really can’t say enough about this wedding and these two, it was a privilege getting to know them!
Congratulations, and I hope to see you again before too long!
Photographer: Molly Hagan Photography
Second Photographer: Paige Lucas Photography
Venue: Red August Farm
Coordination: Laurel Elise Events
Catering: Country Cupboard Catering
Cake: Paris Cake Company
Florals: Rask Florist
Bridal Gown: Milk & Honey Bride
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Hair & Makeup: Kaylyn Mays - High Tech Salon & Spa
Entertainment: National DJ Connection
Rentals: CVR Rentals