Karolina and Chris E-Session

  We will be at Saint Andrew’s again later on this year with Karolina and Chris, so to get away from the Downtown/Metro scene we headed up on the parkway for the engagement session.  I scouted out the site for Explore park two days before our shoot was scheduled and looked around, a nice place but not quite magical…

  Cue Karolina and Chris to enter from stage left!  Suddenly this old park (no longer in use) takes on a new life for their images, great smiles from Chris, cute flirts from Karolina and POW! her is what we get!

  The light was right, the mood was there, we had a great time with them and can’t wait for the wedding in October!

Rebecca and Brian – Wedding

  Rebecca and Brian were married at Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church during one of this winter’s many storms.  The weekend made everyone a little uneasy with it’s forecast, ranging from 8-12 inches of snow to sleet and freezing rain.  The timing of the storm was questionable as well…  With guests from out of town a decision was made that the Friday night rehearsal (which we always come to!) would now be the ceremony itself!  Arriving at the Hotel Roanoke 2 hours before the wedding we drove through an inch or so of slush on the streets of a deserted downtown Roanoke.  We met the family and our hearts warmed (and knocked the chill off this cold day!) as we got to know Brian and Rebecca’s families in the suites they had booked at Hotel Roanoke.

  It wound up being an absolutely beautiful ceremony at two of Roanoke’s most famous landmarks…

Rebecca, a beautiful bride!


The boys all ready to go, Brian has a very cool confidence…


The rings and bouquet were begging for attention


A stunning example of Victorian Gothic style…


A very proud father and a beautiful happy bride!


An adorable moment during the vows…


So happy and so cute!


How could I resist this image in this setting!


With sleet still pouring down we headed out onto the steps for a few images…


…and then to Hotel Roanoke for the rich dark luxuriousness of the Pine Room Pub


Where we captured some beautiful relaxed portraits of the newlyweds


…and one final image showing off Rebecca’s awesome style with her boots and wedding dress!  Rock stars they are!!