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Katie + Josh An Elegant Brandy Hill Farm Wedding | Culpepper, Virginia


I first met Katie at a shoot she booked with me over two years ago. I still remember loving her adorable personality and bubbly energy from the very beginning!! Then, Katie attended a one-on-one mentoring session with me and we became closer friends. Because she’s a wedding photographer, too, we always ran into each other at conferences and workshops and drew closer and closer! Then Katie got ENGAGED and booked me as her wedding photographer…then asked me to be her BRIDESMAID!!! What an HONOR! So, not only did I PHOTOGRAPH the entire wedding…but I was IN it, too!!! It was craziness but so, so much fun!!

Katie and Josh have such a special love. Josh had one of the best reactions to seeing his bride coming down the aisle that I’ve ever seen! He sobbed and sobbed and couldn’t stay away from her during portraits. He just kept telling her over and over again how stunning she was!! I just loved it!! Their love radiates off of them and everyone around them can see it…it’s such a beautiful thing! Not only was their wedding emotional in all of the best ways…but it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. From the cranberry color palette to the fluffy florals to the golden hour portraits…they had it all!! The portraits from this wedding are definitely new favorites and I can’t wait for you to see them!!

Katie and Josh: I hope you both are having the most amazing time in CANCUN!! AH!!! I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from your big day!! I love you both!

HUGE thank you to Drew for all of his help on this wedding day!! It wouldn’t have been possible without him and yes, for those wondering, I’ll be sharing all about how I did it SOON!! 🙂

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Bouquet GOALS!!!

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I just love these!!!

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This ceremony site was to-die-for!!

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He cried…and we ALL cried with him!!

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This garage had my name written ALL over it…the blue is so beautiful!!

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Ahhh!! Another favorite!!

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Golden hour portraits!!! These two were such troopers and trusted me to leave the venue and shoot in a random field across the street…it was SO worth it!! I love it when couples trust me because the images turn out like this!!!

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Thank you so much to the incredible creative team that made this day happen:

Venue: Brandy Hill Farm 

Hair and Makeup: Hello Darling Beauty

Florist: Sarena Floral Design

Planner: The Posey Detail

DJ: I & L DJ 

Caterer: Country Cafe

Gown Retailer: Ava Laurenne

Rentals: Beggars Banquet Rentals

Linens + Furniture: Main Street Weddings

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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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