Get excited, friends, I’ve got an especially fun one for you today :) Jess is a good friend of mine from college, and I literally squealed for joy when I received her email that she and Clay were engaged! I follow Jess on pinterest and had noticed her pinning a few more wedding related ideas right before it happen, so I thought a proposal could be coming soon, but even so I was so overjoyed for my friend when it became official! I can honestly say I have never ever seen her happier; it was obvious after meeting him for about 2 minutes how well Clay loves Jess and how perfectly they compliment each other. They showed up this past Saturday for engagement pictures with their puppy Quinn leading the way and I just couldn’t get over how genuinely joyful they both seemed! So many dreams and plans that Jess and I had talked about years and years ago in the CNU days, to be able to see God bring about every single one of them, and to be allowed to document it all was such a sweet gift! Clay and Jess are getting married this December at The Biltmore (ahh! Christmas at the Biltmore! be still my heart!) and I am literally counting down the days!! I couldn’t be more excited for the two of you, and I can hardly wait to see what God has for you both especially over this next year :) Happy viewing, friends! :)
Jess and Clay are getting married around Christmas, and I was so excited when they showed up with these fun lights as a prop! Christmas cards, anyone?! :) then we headed over to the apple orchard at Bluemont Vineyard to see what we could find :) I seriously could have stayed in this one spot for their entire session! The light! The colors! The ridiculously good-looking couple! ;) This next handful is by far some of my favorite images I’ve ever taken.. wind-blown hair and all :) umm Clay, you are a very lucky man :) LOVE this shot: i’m tellin’ ya, when you look up the word ‘joyful’ this should be the very first thing that pops up: what more does a girl need, right? :) love seeing my sweet friend so happy!! we eventually wandered over the the part of Great Country Farms where they keep their animals, and this little miniature horse was the cutest thing! … but this photobombing donkey on the other hand was just hilarious to me, he kept going until he was riiiiiight behind Jess and Clay.. ready for his close up! :) love the texture on walls like these :) another spot I definitely could have stayed at for awhile :)
Happy Wednesday! :)
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Absolutely stunning!!! Haven’t seen you in years and you both look so full of love!! Gorgeous imagery!!
Awesome pictures and setting! They look so happy and at peace
These are such great pics!! I love them all! Congrats to the happy couple! :-)
Congrats Jess! Your pictures are wonderful and you picked a wonderful photographer!!! Andrea and I should know…haha ;)
The pictures were so fun! Definitely we see the joy! Can’t wait to see the Wedding.
I really enjoyed the pictures. They capture the moment.
Super great pictures! Enjoyed them all.
Great pictures ! You guys look so happy !!! Can’t wait till the wedding !
My favorite picture is the one with the donkey lol ;)
These are stunning photos. So happy for you Jess. The happiness and love you and Clay share exudes in all of these photos. I cannot wait to see your wedding photos. Congratulations on finding your perfect match Jess!
wonderful, beautiful, joyful, just love these photos!!!!!!!
congrats Clay and Jess, the pic on the tractor tire says it all! nancy
The ratio of pictures that clay is not looking at the camera to looking at the camera is 26:6. Im sure this is the artist’s awareness of his lazy eye.
Well would you look at that. Yall are in love and have some pretty good photos to prove it.
Thanks so much Jessie! We had a great time and the pictures turned out amazing.
Love these pictures !! She did a great job ! I have the cutest little brother & future sister ever !! Can’t wait to see how awesome the wedding pictures all turn out ! Yall will difanlty see at least one of these pictures up framed in my new house !!! Yay Asheville ! :)
Beautiful pictures, Jessica!!!!! I’m so happy for you and Clay and pray for a lifetime of happiness in Jesus’ love!!!!!!
Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple! Definitely displays the joy in their relationship! Can’t wait for the big day!
I loooove these! The lights are such a cool idea!! :)
Adorable photos! LOVE the idea with the Christmas lights!
Beautiful pictures!! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.
Great pictures of you two! Looking forward to December 8. Linda
Such a beautiful couple and family! Wish you the best Jess!
Jess – you are gorgeous!! Sooo happy for you!! <3
Jess- you look so happy! So excited for you and this next chapter in your life. Blessings to you and your future hubby. Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!
These pictures are STUNNING! Love everything about them, can’t wait for the wedding :)
These are amazing! I love them soooooo much–and not just because of how much I love Jess, but because they’re awesome!
Thank you, Jessie, for your beautiful photos and your kind words! You captured our relationship so well .. & it’s an added bonus that our donkey friend made the blog ;)
Can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever seen my fabulous daughter look more radiant! Thanks Clay for bringing that sheer joy to her life. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness! Love, Mom
Jess! You look amazing and so happy :) Your amazing photographer did a great job capturing your joy ;)