As most of you know, 2020 and 2021 have been interesting years for many of us. I’ve never been a big blogger but I have to be honest that I lost some of my mojo and passion for my business. Maybe it was COVID or maybe it is the fact I am parenting two small kiddos right now, but I sometimes think to myself, “Lindsey, you have all of these beautiful images you took for your clients but they are just sitting here and the world needs to see them!” So, here I am to share Mitch & Alissa’s wedding day story.
Their wedding took place in December of 2019 but there are photos I believe that need to be shared. Not only because they are beautiful, but because I can still remember like it was yesterday what I felt on their wedding day. Those are the weddings I love to be a part of- when the love is so real that there are magical moments everywhere. This was also a special event to me because Mitch’s mother is the one who actually recommended me to the couple. To be honest, I was totally scared she had so much faith in me to capture their day as perfectly as she thought I could. It worried me that the bride and groom weren’t the ones that “choose” me but I figured if they absolutely hated my photos they would have maybe told her “no, don’t hire this girl” lol.
The wedding took place at the beautiful House Mountain Inn in Lexington, VA. It is a drop dead gorgeous wedding venue on top of a mountain in western VA. The weather was somewhat questionable being that it was December 14th in Virginia, but thanks to the attitude of this amazing couple, they handled the cold temps and endured the 40mph+ wind gusts that had everyone hysterical during the ceremony (well minus the groom’s grandpa lol). There were so many incredible moments from their day and I hope my photos will help them remember for many years to come.
I also want to dedicate this post to Donna Kauffman-a talented author, wife, sister, daughter, and incredible friend. Donna was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months before Mitch & Alissa’s wedding and passed away on April 9, 2020. As I posted above, she was the one who truly recommended me for the job. She honestly believed in my talent more than I did. After she had seen some images from the wedding she had texted me the following: “I can’t even tell you how fabulous they are. This was such a special weekend on so many levels and I’m so very very glad you were there to capture it. I knew you’d do it justice and you’ve gone way beyond that already. I can’t wait to see them all.” So, this is for Donna, thank you for believing in me and for being such a wonderful person- you are SO missed. <3 <3 <3