Jennifer & Eddie found me on facebook through my friends wedding out in Arizona. I almost cried when they booked me, because their hearts were so golden, their story was incredible and we had so much in common when it came to things about our relationship with Jesus. They won me over… and I was truly happy for them even if they hadn’t had booked me.
We have never been to Vermont till this month and it was quite the experience for me and my husband. We shot their engagement photography the day before their wedding on Mount Mansfield and then their wedding photography at the Trapp Family Lodge.
Jennifer handmade her wedding dress and veil, so that made it even more special. And their friends and family came to their destination wedding here in the meadows of Stowe, Vermont. I love when my clients trust me and give me the time I need to give them beautiful things. They laid in grass, climbed foggy mountains, went barefoot, ran through fields… They were seriously up for anything and in the end I was able to give them so many beautiful photos of them together. Me and Brandon came out the experience saying “We have to hire a photographer for our ten year anniversary next year!” We were wanting what we gave them for ourselves! haha! Our time in Vermont being with Jennifer and Eddie inspired us so much and we loved building a sweet friendship with them.
And I have to give a shoutout to my favorite second shooter… my husband.. he keeps me trying new things, shoots perfect for my taste, and carries all my stuff (I call him my mule. 😉
Congrats Eddie & Jennifer! Thank you for letting us be there for your sweet wedding week!
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue:: Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont
Cake or Baked Goods: Trapp Family Lodge
Flowers: Wildflower Designs
Gown: Handmade by Jennifer Mo (the bride)
Shoes : Tory Burch
Bridesmaid Dresses: Varies (Ann Taylor, J. Crew, etc.)
Groom’s Apparel: Indochino
Groomsmen Apparel: Varies (Men’s Wearhouse, Indochino, etc.)
Headpiece or Veil: Handmade by Jennifer Mo (bride)
Rings: Jangmi Jewelry
Bride’s Hairstylist: Julie Sun (friend)
Bride’s Makeup: Jennifer Mo (Bride)
Videographer: Clare Shin (friend)
DJ: Wedding DJ VT
Caterers/Food Providers: Trapp Family Lodge
Officiant: Daniel Li
Calligraphy/Stationery/Invitation Designer: Jennifer Mo
Where to start…. how about starting at Philips parents house almost 30 years ago when my mom started having contractions to have me. That’s how long Philip and his precious family has been in our lives. Through ups and downs, crazy adventures in the states and over seas we have all done some pretty fun stuff. Philip has been a brother to me and also a close friend to my brother and family. His dad was a huge reason I chose the field of photography as my career. I remember being around the age of ten and walking through Philip’s dad’s photography studio in Charlotte and saying to myself “In another life…. I want to be a photographer.” How sweet is that? And how kind is it for the Lord to allow me to shoot Philips wedding almost 2 decades later.
Laura came into our lives a few years ago and has the most beautiful glow about her. I look at her and think “In another life… I want to be as beautiful as Laura.” (I did say that to my husband during their wedding.) She is filled with such a beautiful fragrance and intoxicates everyone around her. Her crystal blue eyes leave you speechless. It’s no wonder Phil fell for her heart and her beauty.
Phil and Laura chose the meadows of Grandfather Mountain to have their sweet bohemian wedding. Laura chose the best of the best- (my personal favorite) a “Free People” crop top wedding dress complete with “Free People” sandals to seal the deal. From start to finish this wedding made our hearts fly. Since I knew so many people at their wedding it felt like a big family get together. This was definitely not a work day for me, but a treasured time for me to be released to create and help these two remember this glorious day.
I’m so honored that they allowed me and my husband to shoot their wedding day. It means the world to us both.
Congrats Phil & Laura! We love you!
Dress & Shoes: Free People
Bridesmaid dresses: from everywhere
Venue: VRBO Property and Grandfather Mountain Property
I’ve known Jenifer for probably eighteen or nineteen years. I met her at our church when I was around 10 years old. (wow… I’m feeling super old right about now!) We have a piece of history that’s really sweet to think about, and we’ve even jumped through London puddles together almost two decades ago. We pretty much never see each other except on social media, funerals and now a wedding… I’ve kept up with her life over time, and I’ve always thought highly of her and her amazing family.
Jenifer and Adam met on a mission trip to Jamaica one glorious year, and the rest is history…. four children later plus one on the way. Now ten years have passed and they wanted to to do something special for their tenth anniversary. Jenifer planned a vow renewal on the property of River Oaks Retreat Center. In the middle of the woods with their closest friends and family, they renewed their vows.
The sweetest part for me was to photograph the process of these two getting their children ready for this event. I shoot weddings all the time, but what made this one special and unique was seeing the product of their love–their children, involved in the day.
Congrats on ten beautiful years, Jenifer & Adam! I’m so happy we got to be a part of your day! 😉
And a special shout out to my husband, Brandon, who shot this wedding with me. You’re the best.
I hope you enjoyed this photography in the Carolina’s at River Oaks Retreat Center of Jenifer and Adams ten year anniversary vow renewal ceremony!