What a beautiful wedding just off of the New River Trail in Galax,VA! The weather and fall colors couldn't have been any more perfect! Chris and Clarissa are sweethearts made for each other! You can see the love they have for each other in each and every shot! Thank you Chris and Clarissa for the opportunity to document your very lovely day! I wish you the very best in all of your endeavors!
Many of you already know that I am taking time off for the rest of the year and 2018. I want to send a special thanks to Tina (Tina Marie Photography) for shooting my last wedding of the year with me! Your beautiful talents added to this wedding in so many ways. Thanks for being such an awesome, supportive friend. To Kristina Lynn Photography, I love you girl! Thank you for your hilarious antics and support this entire year! Galax and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have such talented photographers here! I love you girls and can't thank you enough for your talents and support you have given me. Mom, thank you so much for your help as a second shooter at so many of my weddings this year. You like to stay in the background but your skills clearly ROCK! I couldn't have done any of it without you! THANK YOU THANK YOU!! Many thanks to McCraw Photography and Corey Jones for sending me the kindest most gracious clients ever! Until I come back to photography in the next couple years or so...I want to thank each and every client I have ever had. I LOVE each and every single one of you! I appreciate so much the opportunities you have given me and the trust you had in me to photograph you, your weddings and your families. It's been a blast! BUT, as much as I love photography...I love my family more. During my break I plan to spend more time with my boys at their very fleeting age. I know that I won't be able to get these years back. And last but certainly not least, my husband! More time with him!! Photography is a wonderful and rewarding profession...but also it's a very demanding one. With weekends and evenings nearly always booked, it takes a lot of time away from the ones I love most. Thank you to everyone for your understanding and support! You are the best! xoxo -Emily