Jon + Sarah | Chanteclaire Farms, Friendsville, MD | Britani Edwards Photography | West Virginia Photographer

Jon & Sarah said I do at the gorgeous Chanteclaire Farms in Friendsville, MD. Every detail from their blush & navy toned wedding was incredible! If you’re looking for a fairy tale wedding venue, look no further! Chanteclaire Farms truly is a dream!

The day couldn’t have been any more perfect! I had fellow photographer friends Carrie from Carrie Leigh Photography & Chelsey from Rocha & Co. Photography second & third shooting with me. Not only did we get incredible shots from this day but we had a blast hanging out and shooting the wedding together! Jon & Sarah’s wedding party was so much fun to work with and made our jobs so easy!

I have said it before, but I will say it again, I truly am blessed to have such amazing couples to work with and am honored they trust in me to capture their wedding day!

Jon & Sarah decided to do a “first look” shoot, which I was thrilled about! Most of my couples have chosen to do a “first look” session before the ceremony and they all can agree they have been so happy with the outcome! It may be traditional to see each other for the first time as you come down the aisle, but it’s not very practical. The “first look” can be every bit as moving and memorable, with the added bonus of easing wedding day stress! First look allows more time to capture family and bridal party photos, as well as more time for artistic portraits of just the two of you.  A longer artistic session means you have more images of you and your love together, which will likely be the most important images to you of the day.  In a “traditional” wedding, most couples don’t make it to their cocktail hour because they’re off taking pictures, and trying to squeeze all of their groupings into a short amount of time.  Without the worry of keeping your guests waiting, you can jump right in to the fun of celebrating your union. Just something to think about! I’ve included a few favorites from the day, enjoy!

 

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We’ve all seen the non-traditional father-daughter dance where they start off slow then change it up with a fun dance, but this my friends put the icing on the cake! I had no idea it was coming either which made it even more a surprise! It started off like any other father-daughter dance, then BAM! Out came the moves! I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard during this dance at a wedding! It was seriously amazing! The smiles on their faces were priceless too! I kept imagining my husband and daughter doing this at her wedding one day! Hope you enjoyed!2016-08-03_00652016-08-03_00662016-08-03_00582016-08-03_0064

 

Vendors:

Venue: Chanteclaire Farms, Friendsville, MD

Photographer: Britani Edwards Photography

Florals: Farm Fete, Friendsville, MD

Wedding Cake: Chanteclaire Farms

Wedding Gown: House of Fashion, Bridgeport, WV

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Negril, Jamaica | Charlee – Senior Photo Shoot | Britani Edwards Photography | West Virginia Photographer

When we were planning our Jamaica vacation this year and I found out Charlee was going, I was stoked! Beyond excited because instantly I thought, SENIOR PICTURES IN JAMAICA! How awesome! I cannot even believe that she is Senior this year! She has grown into such a kind hearted, fun loving, free spirited woman!

We hopped on a bus and took off on an adventure! I wasn’t 100% sure where we were going but I knew I had a vision and I wasn’t stopping until we found exactly what I was looking for! Our bus driver from the resort was great and was up for the trip! We got into the bus thinking we were going to Rick’s Café but shortly realized that the Café was over populated with tourist and that we weren’t going to capture the images I had in  mind at this location.

I told the driver what I had in mind and minutes later we arrived at the Negril Escape Resort. It really was everything I had envisioned for her session and I was so excited to begin shooting! The sun was setting quickly and we had only about 20 minutes of daylight remaining so we had to kick it into over drive and think fast! I am so excited with the outcome of the session, please take a look at some of my favorites!

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Photographer: Britani Edwards Photography

Model: Charlee Barb

Dress: Free People

Location: Negril Escape Resort

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EVERGREEN VALLEY FARMS | MORGAN + CHARLIE | BRITANI EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY | WEST VIRGINIA PHOTOGRAPHER

When Morgan mentioned that she & Charlie would like to have the second half of their engagement session at her parents farm, I was so excited! When I pulled in to see white picket fences, horses, miniature ponies, ponds, barns and an absolutely gorgeous view, I was beyond excited to get started! So thankful that the rain held off and we were able to capture some pretty incredible shots! Check out some of my favorites below!

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Charlie had to leave for work so we took advantage of the great light and surroundings and did a fun styled pre-bridal shoot with Morgan! I am so thankful that Morgan trusted my vision and was up for anything! So much fun!! Looking forward to their August wedding!!!

 

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LOUDON, TN | RAY + ANITA | BRITANI EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY | WEST VIRGINIA PHOTOGRAPHER

Ray & Anita said “I do” on a gorgeous spring day in May! Friends and family gathered from all across the states to join the happy couple as they became Mr.  & Mrs. The ceremony and reception were held at Ray & Anita’s little piece of paradise in Loudon, TN (Little Sparrow Farm). The day could not have been any more perfect!2016-05-26_00042016-05-26_00452016-05-26_0044

Anita’s son, Brandon, walked her down the aisle while local Knoxville band, Pale Root sang Chris Stapleton’s “More of You”. It was no surprise that lots of happy tears were shed on their wedding day, including many of my own! 2016-05-26_00222016-05-26_00242016-05-26_0016

The couple was married by the grooms life-long friend and cousin, Josh aka “Redbeard”. The ceremony was beautiful, Redbeard moved the guests with his presentation of what a marriage really is. Ray & Anita exchanged their hand written vows to each other under a large vintage chandelier.2016-05-26_00272016-05-26_00282016-05-26_00312016-05-26_00322016-05-26_00332016-05-26_00342016-05-26_0036

Their dog, Luna was part of the wedding too! It was almost like she had practiced and knew exactly when she needed to walk down the aisle.2016-05-26_00072016-05-26_0025

The couple envisioned a relaxed atmosphere where lines would blur between family, friends & co-workers. They wanted guests to leave and say “it was a great time to remember.”2016-05-26_00392016-05-26_00482016-05-26_00502016-05-26_00032016-05-26_00062016-05-26_0056

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The wedding was a healthy mix of shabby chic/ bohemian / prohibition setting. There was an abundance of tasty artisan foods prepared by the bride & grooms family & friends, handcrafted cocktails and regionally outsourced craft beer.2016-05-26_00402016-05-26_00422016-05-26_00462016-05-26_00472016-05-26_0055

Décor included many vintage images with tones of grass green, shades of white, gold and wood with a focal point being a large vintage chandelier, beautiful peonies and a vintage trike. 2016-05-26_00012016-05-26_00022016-05-26_00082016-05-27_00362016-05-26_0013

Anita is extremely crafty and created many of the wedding décor herself! When we first talked about wedding photos, I got overly excited. There was no doubt in my mind that this wedding would be everything! She’s beyond talented! Take a look at the grooms/groomsmen feather bow ties, wedding cake, her bouquet, Kaylee’s bouquet and did I mention HER WEDDING DRESS!

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Handmade by the bride, this lemon cake with blackberry preserve filling and buttercream frosting was one of the best I have ever tasted! Not to mention, it was gorgeous!2016-05-26_00102016-05-26_0011

Also hand-made by the bride, a fresh peony bouquet embellished with a vintage crystal honeybee pin. The pin was in honor of her father who raised bees. She received the fresh peonies from a newly found elderly friend’s garden and created the bouquet to perfection!

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Ray & Anita, it was an inexpressible joy to spend the day capturing the beginnings of your next adventure together! Ray, you have always been such a positive role model in my life and I am so thankful that you have found such an amazing woman to call your wife! You both deserve all the happiness the world has to offer! I admire the relationship the two of you have and I know I speak for our entire family when I say we are honored to welcome Anita, Kaylee & Brandon into our family!

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VIEW MORE IMAGES FROM THEIR WEDDING DAY HERE: http://britaniedwardsphotography.pixieset.com/rayanitaknoxvilletennessebritaniedwardsphotography/

Thanks for reading!

-Britani

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