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Almost 11 years ago, Nathanial Root told me on our first date that while he loved photography, he would never become a portrait photographer because photographing people was “too awkward.”

Not even a year later, Brian Adams hired Nate right out of college for some help with his web design, which in turn led to Nate coming along to assist at some of Brian’s weddings, which then led to Nate’s roommate asking him to be his wedding photographer. Got it? Good. :)

It was nine years ago today that Nathanial photographed his first wedding. 

Oh, the lessons we learned from this wedding, from needing to bring double the memory card storage and batteries he’d budgeted for to the hard lesson of not ever, ever, ever following a member of the bridal party to the reception and navigating yourself. (Of course, this was before our phones could navigate and we owned a GPS!) Nate was so glad I was there to be able to help when he was stressed, and I came along to his next wedding as an assistant, and the next, and the next… :)

I was so thankful Nate had put so many hours in assisting Brian and can’t imagine the mistakes we would have made those first few weddings without seeing how Brian worked first. He was the best mentor we could have asked for, and I know so many things we still do today stem from his example.

While I’ll forever cringe at photos from our first weddings (not the photos, but the editing. Ohhhhh, the editing!), I’m still so proud that Nate, who never ever wanted to photograph people, took a chance and photographed Bethany and Mike’s wedding. I can’t even begin to imagine where our life would be now otherwise!

Bethany and Adam, thank you for taking a chance on my sweet husband. And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! <3

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve seen Meghan before when she was the maid-of-honor in her best friend Liz’s wedding (which you can read about in part one here and part two here!) And if you received a 2014 holiday card from us, well, you’re already familiar with Dave’s incredible work- He and Meghan sent what we’ve dubbed the “Snow Huck” piece to us for Christmas in 2013 and I knew it’d make the perfect holiday card but was a little shy to ask.

Art by David Cross

When we decided to have Huck’s eye removed a few months ago, I wrote and asked if he could make the left eye wink, and the rest is history! We received the best feedback for our card and all the credit goes to these two! <3

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Meghan and Dave got engaged last year and I was crossing fingers and toes that she’d write us and she DID! We photographed them around Disney’s Boardwalk Inn for their engagement session where they couldn’t have dressed better. My favorite things were Dave’s subtle R2D2 bow tie, and of course, this adorable parasol, a nod to my favorite character from one of our favorite shows- Firefly! <3

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Meghan and Dave, to say we had a blast is an understatement- Thank you for picking us!! Next May can’t come soon enough! <3

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It all started when my mom was having a problem with her Capitol One card and asked to speak to a supervisor. Enter Jennifer, who after finding out my  Mom lives in Orlando and works for Disney, excitedly told her she was planning a Disney wedding! Mom has always been our biggest cheerleader, so she immediately asked if Jennifer had a wedding photographer yet and gave her our info. :)

While we won’t be photographing Jennifer and Frankie’s wedding day, we were able to meet up for some engagement photos around Disney’s Boardwalk Inn! (Thanks, Mom!)

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That photo on the left? Faaaaaaavorite. <3

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Have a wonderful wedding day, y’all!! :)

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Happy New Year, friends!!!! I know I probably shouldn’t be saying that this late in the month, but the Christmas tree behind me says otherwise! ;)

The last few weeks of 2014 were a bit challenging for us to say the least- Between a bout of food poisoning, a lovely plumbing backup in our apartment bathroom, learning that I’m allergic to Christmas trees, and a sinus infection we just can’t defeat, I was anxious for 2015 to get here already. Things are already looking up for us this year- Only one more month until our new home is finished and we’re looking forward to some visits from friends and family in the coming weeks. I hope your new year is looking up, too! :)

Dayna and Peter were one of our first sessions of 2015! These adorable faces come from Vancouver, and even though our first session was rained out, we were able to make some pretty photos together a few days later!

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Dayna, you’re beautiful! <3

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Faaaaaaaaaaaaavorite!

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Dayna and Peter, thank you for picking us! Happy wedding planning, and we hope to see you again! :)

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Just a few of our quick favorites from our engagement session with Lindsay and Jackie at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. <3 More coming soon, but for now, enjoy! :)

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