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Rachel

Rachel called me a few months before her wedding and asked me if I would photograph her in her dress before the wedding.  Well, of course I will!  I love bridal portraits!  No time limit and no stress of the wedding day…just lots of beauty and fun.  Rachel and I met at the Bluestone Vineyard in Bridgewater for her bridal shoot because that is where she and Brad were going to be married.  It was a hot summer day, but a very lovely day and Rachel was just just as beautiful as she could be.  It was hard for me to keep these pictures a secret for so long.  So nice to be able to share this gorgeous bride with you.

 

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Rachel & Brad | Bridgewater, VA Wedding Photographer

Congratulations Rachel and Brad!  Wow. What an absolutely perfect wedding day it was for these two.  I don’t think I saw one single thing that was out of place or left undone.  And the weather…oh my goodness, the 70 degree, low humidity weather couldn’t have been more perfect for an outdoor wedding!  It is easy to see that Rachel is an artist by looking at all of the beautiful details that she put together for her and Brad’s wedding day.   From the lacy tablecloths to the beautiful lanterns on the alter and lining the aisle to the gorgeous unique flower arrangements and bouquets that the bridesmaids carried.  Their special ceremony took place at the Bluestone Vineyard in Bridgewater, Virginia…a local vineyard here in the Shenandoah Valley where Rachel grew up.  What a wonderful group of friends and family came to witness the love and commitment of Rachel and Brad. Thank you guys for inviting me to be a part of your beautiful wedding day.  I wish for you both many happy years together full of fun, excitement and love.

 

Love,

Gayle

 

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 Congratulations Rachel and Brad!

Venue | Bluestone Vineyard

Ceremony Music | Harrison Jarrett | Clark Driver

Reception DJ | Scott Lowe

Styling | Amelia Marie Designs | Amelia Showalter

Day of Coordinator | Shannon Rutt

Caterer | Hank’s Smokehouse

Flowers | The Weekend Florist | Joy Shank Coakley

Hair | Christy Stottlemyer

Makeup | Amber Renee Patton

Cake | Sue Dean

Dress | Reflections

Men’s Suits | Men’s Warehouse

Officiants | Harry & Beth Jarrett

 

 

Elizabeth & John | Broadway, VA Wedding Photographer

Congratulations to Elizabeth & John on their beautiful wedding which was held at Elizabeth’s hometown church in the lovely town of Broadway, Virginia.   The outdoor reception was located just a few miles away at Elizabeth’s parent’s beautiful home.  It has always been Elizabeth’s dream to have her wedding reception at her childhood home.  Even though the weatherman was calling for 100% rain,  that certainly didn’t stop friends and family from celebrating a wonderful day full of love and laughter.  A light sprinkle started to fall in the early afternoon and it continued to rain throughout the ceremony but by the time we  arrived at the reception the rain had stopped and the most gorgeous double rainbow lit up the sky!  A perfect day for a rainbow!  Elizabeth and John, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your special day and I wish for you both many years filled with lots of love and happiness!

 

Love,

Gayle

 

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Congratulations Elizabeth & John!

Wedding Ceremony | Sunset Drive United Methodist Church

Wedding Reception | Home of the Parents of the Bride

Caterer | Hank’s

Cake | Nancy Cornwell

Flowers | Evergreen Florist | Stephanie Driver

Wedding Director | Stephanie Driver

Reception Music | Allison Bishop

DJ | DJ Andres

Transportation | Custom Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

Featured on Marry & Bright!

I am so blessed and excited to have started my own photography business and to be having so much fun with it!  Especially since I started it just a few years ago when I turned 50!  Yes, I said 50!  Photography has always been a fun hobby for me and one day I decided to go for it and start my own business.  So I did, and what a blast I am having!  I am also very excited to say that I just got one of my very first weddings that I photographed featured in a popular online Virginia wedding blog called Marry & Bright!  I love this blog!  You need to check it out. Thank you Katie and Amanda for featuring Nicole & Ryan’s beautiful rustic winery wedding! You made my day!

 

Kailyn | Harrisonburg, VA Newborn Photographer

Loved this adorable little munchkin named Kailyn!  Little Kailyn came to see me when she was just 10 days old and is she ever a sweetheart.  She didn’t sleep much when she was here, and I was perfectly fine with that.  How could you not love looking at those beautiful big eyes. She joins her big sister, Brooke. Congratulations to Claire and Chris on the birth of sweet, sweet Kailyn!

 

 

 

 

 

Featured on Kara’s Party Ideas!

I was thrilled when I found out that my Purple & Turquoise Tea Party was going to be featured on an adorable party blog called Kara’s Party Ideas!   Amelia Marie Design designed and styled a river-side tea party for four little ladies, complete with fine china, homegrown floral arrangements, raspberry tea, sugar cookies, and vanilla bean cupcakes. These little ladies wore custom designed apparel in purples and turquoise by ‘A Cherry On Top’, and the hair & fashion accessories were designed and created by ‘Crafted In Grace’.  What a fun time I had photographing these sweeties as they sipped their raspberry tea and ate sugar cookies by the river at Wildwood Park in Bridgewater, VA.

 

 

 

 

Emily Ann

Meet little Emily Ann!  What a sweet little peanut she was when she came to visit me at only 14 days old.   She was the easiest little sleeping beauty that I have worked with in a long time.  Congratulations to Holly and Matt on adorable Emily Ann!

 

 

 

 

canvas prints - September 12, 2013 - 11:47 am

Such a beautiful little baby. she is so small and cute.