Last fall, I got an inquiry from Sarah, a bride-to-be all the way in Roanoke, Virginia… She had found my website because I had shot a wedding at her venue (Diamond V Farms, which happens to be one of my favorites) the year before. Since having Archer, traveling for weddings has gotten a bit more complicated, and I’ve had to say no more than yes. Thankfully, Aaron’s family lives less than an hour away from where Sarah and Justin got married, so I was able to travel for this one and leave the sweet baby with the in-laws. They didn’t hate it. :)

I instantly felt a connection with Sarah (yes, through email) because she introduced herself and Justin by telling me how much they love the Lord and wanted their wedding to portray that love. Between that and knowing they had picked Diamond V, I was hooked, so it was just a bonus also finding out that they were semi-high school sweethearts. (Justin was a freshman in college, but Sarah was in high school… It counts, okay?!) Anyone that’s read my blog for any length of time knows that high school sweethearts are my favorite. :)

I’m always a little nervous going into a wedding when I haven’t met or worked with the couple during an engagement session prior to the wedding. Will they like me? Will we click? Will we work well together? Will I feel awkward and feel the stupid need to over-compensate with weird jokes? Thankfully, Sarah and Justin were SO welcoming to me on their wedding day. After about 10 minutes of being with them, their friends, and family, I was ready to be adopted into their bridal party!

Their day was filled with such joy, a lot of happy tears, and Jesus was written all over it. What a perfect combination! Here are my favorites (there’s a lot) from the day!

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Being that pastels and garden roses are my favorites, I was swooning over Sarah’s bouquet.

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Men, take note: You can never go wrong with gifting your wife with a little blue box on your wedding day… Or any day for that matter.

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Get ready for my favorite first look of all time.

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This is why I always, always have a second shooter with me.
LOVE.

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If you see this picture all over everything of mine for the rest of your life, it’s because it’s one of my favorite images I’ve ever captured.

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Such a sweet moment with her dad. :)

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See why Diamond V wins? And that arbor?! Are you kidding me?!

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I love that they took time during the ceremony to wash each other’s feet as a symbol of their commitment to serve Christ as they serve one another.

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I loved all of the details that they incorporated into their decor for the ceremony and reception!

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What’s better than cake? Cake AND cake pops. Yes.

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I make it no secret that couples who let me steal them away from their reception for a few more minutes of portraits are my favorite couples of all.

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Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Williams!!!

Weight: 20lbs at 6 months and 22lbs at 7 months!

Height: 27.5 inches at 6 and 7 months. We don’t know how accurate this is because it’s pretty hard to measure ourselves.

I can’t even believe the difference between 6 and 7 months!

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Sleep: He has been sleeping from about 7:30pm to 7:30-8am. Hallelujah hands.

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Eating: He still drinks a 6oz bottle every 4 hours. He also loves puffs and baby food. His favorite is fruit, and I can’t blame him!

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Diapers: We’ve been in size 4’s since 6 months.

Clothing: I really can’t even believe it, but he fits most comfortably in 12-18month clothes. There are still A LOT of 6-12 pieces that I am squeezing him into because we haven’t gotten enough wear out of them.

Mood: Seriously, SUCH a happy baby. He loves life and still only gets cranky when he is tired.

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Loves:

-Noley is still his favorite. I’m trying not to be bitter.
-UT’s fight song, “Rocky Top”, gets the boy SO excited.
-Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’s theme song sucks him in every time.
-Baby Einstein Activity Jumper. I’m not going to lie, he spends most of his awake time in it cause he loves it so much. The kid doesn’t just jump… He ROCKETS. Like, it’s violent. Haha. As proof of this, he straight up broke the jumper in our church nursery on Wednesday night. So hilarious.
-Daddy is still his favorite parent. Again with trying not to be bitter.
-Taking selfies. This is probably just a testament of how our world is going down the drain, but he lights up when that front-facing camera whips around. Haha.
-Remote controls. He LOVES playing with all of the buttons.

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Doesn’t Love:

-Being tired. That’s about it. Haha.

What I Want to Remember:

-Gosh, his cheeks. Part of me hopes they never go away, but I know that would probably be the source of some serious bullying in the future.
-This face, I die every time:

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-Visting our friends the Lamontes in Tyler, TX. We were supposed to go to a Braves/Rangers game, but it ended up being bad weather. :( We still had a great time though!
-He’s started making this roaring noise (mainly at Noley), and it’s hysterical.
-Uncle Matthew & Aunt Jourdan’s wedding in Asheville, NC. We had a great trip celebrating their marriage and visiting with Aaron’s family.
-Dressing him up as Harry Potter for Halloween. As pathetic as it might sound, I’ve been dreaming about this day since we found out it was a boy. When I would talk about it, Aaron would just laugh at me and roll his eyes, but when it all came together, he finally admitted how awesome it was. I need to enter these pictures in a contest or something.

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-Our trip to Florida last week. Aaron and I spent 2 days with my family and then went on a cruise to the Bahamas while Archer stayed behind. He did great with them, and so did I! Haha.
-His crystal blue eyes. People keep telling me they could still change. I selfishly hope they don’t cause they are just too beautiful.
-How Noley puts her paws up on his crib and peers over the edge when he wakes up in the morning or from a nap. He gets SO excited to see her every time. It really is so sweet.

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Looking Forward To:

-Being home! This will be the first month since Archer has been born where we haven’t traveled or had visitors staying with us (or both)! Of course we love visiting people and having visitors, but it has made these last 7 months FLY by. I’m ready for time to slow down a little bit.
-The holidays! Although it doesn’t feel like Starbucks should already have their red cups out, I am so excited that Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!!

We love you, sweet Archer boy. :)

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If you are a pregnant woman, you might want to skip this post. Here we have Amber, almost 30 weeks pregnant with TWINS. Yes, two babies. I know, I know… Most women don’t look this good at 30 weeks with ONE baby. I’m so glad we had this little session to document this season of her life… Even if it was about 17 degrees. No exaggeration. I had so much liquid pouring out of my nose by the end of our session. TMI. 

Poor Addyson was supposed to join us for the session, but being that it was 17 degrees, she opted to stay in the car. I can’t really blame her either. Amber Wright Maternity-4Amber Wright Maternity-7

Seriously, y’all. There are two babies in there! Doesn’t she look incredible?!

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