I felt like I should have been looking around for the surprise movie crew to yell out “That’s a wrap!” as we watched the sun dip down over the horizon.
I walked outside during the reception on what had been an overcast day with 100% chance of rain to a small sliver of burning orange just below the cloud line but above the horizon. However, I couldn’t tell if the sun was just above that cloud line or we had missed it and the sun had already dipped below the hills. But that’s when I started to notice that that sliver of burning orange started becoming brighter, and brighter, and brighter. I ran in to the reception and told Katie, “Find Sean, we have to go now!” For some context, Katie knew that I would make her and Sean aware if it looked like we would luck out with a killer sunset. I ran outside passed a bunch of guests and raced up with my car. Sean and Katie jumped in and you would have thought it was their exit based on all their guests outside yelling and clapping – I think they all knew it was a pretty killer moment as well.
However, what made that moment even more incredible was the fact we had done their engagement photos on that same property watching the sun come up over the tree line just on the opposite side of the property. What we captured between those two shoots with the rising and the setting of the sun created the perfect bookends to the beginning of their engagement season and ending on Sean and Katie becoming one.
Sean and Katie – thanks so much for allowing me to capture these moments for you. It was an honor to serve you both and I will not soon forget the blessing it was to witness the deep community surrounding you and the beauty of that day. Thank you and congrats again on your wedding!
Here are some of my favorite images captured first during that sunrise engagement session and then on their wedding day at the Historic Smithonia Farm.