I love this time of year. I'm floating in a sea of sweet family photos to be edited in time for adorable Christmas cards and fabulous gifts over here, a steady rotation of my Sufjan Stevens and George Winston Christmas albums plus my Mariah Carey Holiday Pandora station blaring by my side non-stop. I've got a pretty good flow going on and then I realized... I haven't shared anything with you all in quite some time. So today you get a treat. Remember that super sweet and dreamy anniversary session with I gave you all a peek into a few months back?? Well, today is the day you get to dive right into that dream that is Emily & Will's love story.
When my dear friends Emily and Will contacted me about photographing their November 2012 wedding I was so sad to find that I was already booked for their day. So when they decided to get all gussied up again in their southern vintage wedding day duds for a sweet One Year Anniversary Love Session I was super excited to say the least. We recreated their wedding day as closely as possible and loved styling the shoot around the what meant the most to Em & Will. The two are a sentimental and southern pair through and through and we enjoyed incorporating these types of elements throughout.
Emily wore her mother's wedding dress that she bought for her own wedding for $15 in a thrift store in the 70s and a lavalier necklace her great grandmother gave to her grandmother on her 16th birthday that was also worn by Emily's mother on her wedding day (You follow that? If not, you just need to know that it is a precious heirloom and amazing.) The groom wore what he likes best, wranglers and his cowboy hat while both the Emily and Will had on their lovingly worn cowboy boots.
We had floral pieces designed and crafted by the oh-so-talented Ladonna Rodriguez at Hobby Hill Florist that reflected the southern vintage style of the pair, bringing in elements from their actual wedding day. And we ventured to locations around their hometown of Sebring including a local horse farm where some of the rescued horses (Emily's loves) got to ham it up too (Thanks Mrs. Grubb!). Then finished up the session at the spot they said their vows just one year ago in Highlands Hammock State Park's amphitheater beneath the oaks at sunset.
I loved being able to capture the love between these two. And couldn't help but marvel through my lens at the sweetest little pair that has evidently done nothing but fall more and more in love over their first year of marriage.
Photography - Caroline Maxcy Photography (www.carolinemaxcy.com)
Makeup and Styling - Michelle Trinder Cathey
Hair - Rachel Patterson
Flowers - Ladonna Rodriguez at Hobby Hill Florist (http://hobbyhillflorist.com)