This shoot began as a dream many months ago, ending in a beautiful reality that got published on Hill City Bride last week! When I went through the re-branding process I knew that I needed to further hone in on my style. I love weddings of all kinds, but one kind of ceremony that is near and dear to my heart is an elopement. I photographed my first elopement and quickly fell in love - it was intimate, focused on marriage, and created beautiful space and time for portraits.
With this in mind, I wanted to revisit the idea of having a small ceremony with gorgeous elements but without the hustle and stress of a wedding day. I think this really came from a place of thinking about my own wedding - while I loved it, people change over time and if I were to have a wedding today I would probably opt for an elopement with immediate family present. There's something so sweet about a celebration of marriage with no pressure or expectations.
With the help of amazing vendors, this dream came to life at First Landing State Park in the fall. The hope for this wedding inspiration shoot is to emulate a real-life couple who chose to use the beautiful outdoors as a backdrop for the life they would begin together that day.
Venue: First Landing State Park | Makeup: Dhalia Edwards | Hair: SalonNoa | Dress: Blush Bridal | Flowers + Invitations: The DIY Bridal Network | Jewelry: My Secret Garden | Cupcakes: Carolina Cupcakery | Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals