Kristen + TJ | Friedman Farms Wedding Portraits
I absolutely loved working with Kristen & TJ. From the beginning, it was clear that they were a no frills kind of couple in all the best ways. They loved each other, they couldn't stop laughing, which is a great recipe for happiness, and they wanted to get married. They found me from a great referral and knew that I would make beautiful imagery for them. Kristen & TJ first met through Kristen's brother. The guys went to college together in Virginia. After Kristen & TJ dated for over three years, it was clear that it was time to make their future forever. TJ decided to take Kristen to see Annie on Broadway. As they happened through Times Square, TJ popped the question; little did Kristen know, TJ had arranged for the entire family to wait at a local bar to celebrate following the proposal!
Kristen & TJ were married at one of my favorite venues, Friedman Farms. Even before Kristen arrived on her wedding day, her father was on site making sure that we were well taken care of. We photographed all of Kristen's beautiful details on location prior to the first look. Since Kristen & TJ opted to see each other prior to their ceremony, we had the opportunity to really explore the property and take advantage of the beautiful light. I was even able to take the time to incorporate some film photography along with our digital capture. Our portrait session was just perfect. It was such a pleasure documenting Kristen & TJ. They truly focused on the present, just being together in the moment for a brief time on their wedding day. Although we tagged along, we knew that we were witnessing something so special! Although it seems obvious, I think it's rare to see a couple pause and give each other permission to just focus on the moment, on each other, on all of the small things that brought them to their day.
Enjoy Part One of our post, which focuses on Kristen & TJ's getting ready and alone sessions. It was such a pleasure capturing this imagery for them!