Josh & Abbey | Anniversary

This session isn't technically an anniversary session, but I'm just calling it that. :-) Josh and Abbey are dear friends and I miss them so much now that they live far away! I'm honorary aunt to their kiddos and I don't get to see them enough (please move back!!!). We grabbed some quick family shots when they were in town and tacked on a short couples shoot as well, which was fun (right, Josh? It was fun? ;-).

Powers Kids | Portraits

Last year when Abbe contacted me about shooting portraits of her sibling group of 10, I was a bit daunted, but did it... and had a blast. This year, there was no hesitation because this is my favorite family ever to photograph!! Okay, so I haven't really done a ton of family work since I mostly gear my work toward individual and couples portraits... but it will take some really spectacular family to top the Powers. Their impeccable style, and how they effortlessly pull together the coordinating-but-not-matching look, combined with the fact that they're all ridiculously photogenic, makes my job so easy.

I had a fabulous time shooting these photos for their parents anniversary gift (very belated... haha, long story!). Enjoy!!

It got a little windy!

We can't be forever serious... the tractor was too good a prop to pass up. :-)

Daniel's new jeep :-)

Does this look like a magazine? Yes? I agree. Thank you, Abbe, for being fantastic.

Yes! Stripey straws!!!

Orchard Harvest Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Today's the day! So excited I get to share these pictures with you all today. I'd wanted to do a styled shoot for quite some time but was having trouble working up the guts to actually approach some local businesses about collaborating on one. Enter my fabulous friend, Abbe (she's been on the blog before). She loves weddings and has great taste and loves planning stuff like this. She took my vague idea of "I'd love to do a styled shoot" and brought it to life.

Since Abbe was the mastermind behind it all, here's her perspective on pulling it all together: "To create an 'Orchard Harvest' theme, we sought to combine the magical elements of autumn with the elegance of the Edwardian era. To achieve this we choose a lace wedding gown and added an ornate beaded belt, we used an antique velvet couch along with other antique props, such as china, silver, wooden chairs and trunk from Edinburgh, Scotland! Our color palette focused on rich jewel tones, the red roses and purple-green kale, the berry colored earrings and bride’s lipstick, the chocolate wedding cake with fondant figs, the metallic gold touches throughout and of course the lush, emerald green of the orchard surrounding us."

It worked out perfectly that our friends Richard & Christie (Christie was also on the blog before!) were going to be in town and they were able to model for us!

This shoot was an absolute blast and I'm looking forward to next time. :-) Please check out our wonderful vendors and enjoy the photos!

Coordinator/Stylist: Abigail Powers
Venue: Royal Oak Farm Orchard
Florals: Apple Creek Flowers
Calligrapher: The Constant Scribe
Wedding Dress: Kathryn's Bridal
Hair: Studio 10
Makeup: Renew Skin Spa
Cake: The Sugar Circle
Props: Burlap & Bows
Photographer: Kathryn Grace Photography

We were honored to have the shoot featured on Classic Bride last week! Thanks to everyone for making it all so beautiful and amazing!