Leading up to her engagement, my friend Anna and I would joke that I would be the first person she'd text so I could take her engagement pictures! Anna is a photo-lover like me, so she was eager to document this exciting next step in her life.
Well, surely enough, her now hubby proposed this past spring, and I'm going to venture to say I was likely not the first to know, but maybe top 20. Anna knew she wanted me to do her engagement photos, but she really wanted me to be a guest at her wedding, not one of her vendors. When we met to chat about her engagement pictures, I told her that as the photographer I actually have the best seat in the house and if we bring on a second photographer, she can take over at the reception and I can assume my standard wedding position - on the dance floor (duh!).
I partnered with Elise Burghauser of Lothlorien Photography and I honestly can't tell where my photos end and hers begin. Here's just a glimpse inside their perfect day!
Anna is as detail oriented as I am and she for sure didn't miss a single one. She wrote letters to each of her bridesmaids and gifted them with a custom Stella & Dot monogrammed necklace. She also handpicked cute socks for each of them to wear with their cowboy boots.
To say this day was an emotional one is an understatement. Anna lost her dad to cancer in 2016, but there was so much of him present on this day. Her bouquet was adorned with a photo of her dad and a charm, along with her grandmother's engagement ring. She also had a heart sewn from one of her dad's button-down shirts on the lining of her dress.
Stone Ridge Hollow never disappoints either. The day was absolutely perfect for their outdoor ceremony.
Maybe it was because I am friends with Anna or maybe it was inevitable, but I think I bawled during every single one of the fist dances. Anna danced with her brother, Tom to the song Fathers and Daughters by Michael Bolton and there wasn't a dry eye in the place. Anna then danced with her brother-in-law to a song that he wrote, composed and sang. Again, cue the waterworks.
After dinner, we snuck out to grab a few more portraits during the stunning sunset.
And DJ George Tsakiris kept the dance floor packed all night!
Congrats Anna + Corbett! Thank you for letting me part of your special day!
Photography // Desiree Ortman Photography + Lothlorien Photography
Venue // Stone Ridge Hollow
Hair + Make-up // Salon 1401
Cake + Cupcakes // Decorated Dreams
DJ // George Tsakiris
Catering // Mission BBQ
Video // Shutter + Sound Films
Rentals // ABC Party + Tent
Gown // Amanda Richey Bridal
Flowers // Harford Technical High School