A Winter Wedding at Rock Hill Plantation in Stafford, Virginia Amanda and Jake | Stafford, Virginia

What an AMAZING way to end my 2019 wedding season!!! I typically don’t have December weddings…but I LOVE when I do because it gives me something to look forward to during what is normally a very slow month of shooting!! Amanda and Jake actually booked me for their wedding day over 3 years ago. But, LIFE kept happening and requiring them to push their wedding date back and back and back. Finally, at the beginning of this year, they were able to lock down a date. Needless to say, everyone was SO EXCITED for this day to come! They have been waiting so long and were SO deserving of the most wonderful wedding day. I met Amanda back in 2016 at one of my first in-person workshops. She is a photographer herself and has the sweetest heart and Jake is the perfect partner for her. There were SO many reasons I was waiting for this day…and it didn’t disappoint!

I traveled back to Virginia to photograph this day and the weather was PERFECT for Virginia in December. It was chilly, but the sun was shining and the light was BEAUTIFUL. The energy from the very beginning of the day was so contagiously joyful. The bridesmaids, family and every single guest were just bubbly with anticipation for Jake and Amanda to FINALLY be husband and wife. It was wonderful in every single way!!! I truly felt so lucky to witness it and capture the joy as it unfolded.

Amanda and Jake: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for including me in your special day! It was a joy to witness and work with you both – and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end out my year than with you two! I hope you adore this post of my fave images as much as I adore you both! XOXOXO!

Obsessed with these sparkly Keds!!! I need these in my life!!!

SO much joy!!!

OBSESSED with the entire set of photos taken on this porch!!! It reminded me of Charleston!!!

Can we just talk about how STUNNING of a bride Amanda is!? OMG.

Favorite!!!

Obsessed.

Time for the first look!!!

SO SWEET.

LOOOOVEEEE.

Veil put in – almost time to get MARRIED!!!

Husband and WIFE!!!

Love photographing the front of this house!!!

Another fave!!!

The sweetest dance that Jake shared with his grandma!!!

A huge thank you to the incredbile vendor team that made this day happen:

Bride’s Gown: Ava Laurenne Bridal 
Wedding Planner: Darcie Callahan
Invitations: Zazzle 
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December 11, 2019

  1. Cierra

    December 11th, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Ahhh! You captured so many great moments! Thanks for being so flexible as the Watters finally got their special day ❤️❤️

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