I am so thankful for the community of people that follow me because without those people (like you reading this blog right now), I wouldn’t get to be a wedding photographer. Word of mouth is everything in this industry and that is precisely how Ashley and Gregory found me — through a friend I ran into at a coffeeshop one day who was kind enough to tell them about me. Ashley and Gregory are a young and fun couple and I feel like I connected with them right away. Their engagement shoot at Snowshoe was one of my all-time favorites and when I received Ashley’s beautiful invitation in the mail, I had no doubt her day would be something special.
I was extra excited to shoot their wedding not only because they’re just simply amazing people but also because Red August Farm is a new venue in my hometown!! I met the owner Debbie at a meet-up a while back and got to go by the property last year for a venue tour back before I even booked this wedding. I loved seeing someone in Waynesboro joining the wedding industry and creating a cool space for people to get married! So when I heard Ashley and Greg were getting married here, I couldn’t wait to actually get to create my own images back in the town where I grew up and first discovered my love for photography.
I felt at home showing up this day because I knew a couple of the bridesmaids and Ashley’s family was so hospitable! They were offering me mimosas and food the second I walked in and told me to do whatever I needed to capture the day. It was a hot day and it even sprinkled a little bit during portraits but Ashley and Greg prioritized photos and I was SO thankful for their flexibility, like when I shoved them in my car because I didn’t want them to get wet and it was the only dry spot close by. Haha! But because they did a first look, we had two opportunities for portraits and I absolutely LOVE the shots we got both before and after the ceremony. 🙂 I was so blown away by Ashley and Greg’s creativity in transforming this property into the most gorgeous space — the reception included real trees and it was magical!! Everything was perfect and I hope you enjoy this little peek into their gorgeous summer wedding!
Venue | Red August Farm
Dress | Stella York
Florals | Brenda Wilkins
Hair + Makeup | Laci Fore Makeup Artistry
Planning | Brenda Wilkins
DJ | Event XTC
Cake | Carols Cake Creations
Groom Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaids Attire | Azazie
Invitations | Kindly Letter Co.
Lighting | Event XTC
Rentals | Festive Fare Rentals