Josh and Emily | Wedding at Skyland Resort

Living and loving life together. That's what I think of when I look back at my time with Josh and Emily over the past 8 months. This is a couple that cares deeply for each other and they are starting a wonderful life together.

I first got to know Josh and Emily during their crazy engagement session in DC. It was crazy because of the incredible wind we had to deal with! We had to get creative to hide from the gusts of wind; go see those photos here. They were so joyful and fun with each other, so I was incredibly excited for their wedding day to come.

For them, the Shenandoah was where their wedding had to be. They were engaged at the top of Old Rag and they love hiking together. Skyland Resort was perfect, offering a place for their close family and friends to stay the weekend with them.

Emily and her ladies started the morning of the wedding day with a hike, then came back to the cabin for a relaxed time of getting ready. I even caught Emily sitting on the floor, just as naturally as if it were a chair! This is the kind of person she is, she is very down to earth, with a wonderful sense of beauty. She was stunning and elegant in her wedding dress. She thought through everything detail of the wedding day to create a perfect setting for her and Josh to be married. Emily had heard about my habit of taking brides on long hikes in their dress to capture epic photos and that's exactly what she wanted! I took Josh and Emily up to the beautiful Stony Man Overlook, hiking a mile roundtrip to capture these incredible moments that tell their story so well.

Enjoy the photos below and take a special look at the chandelier that Emily created for their receptionI space. No, she didn't fold all of those cranes, but she did hang them. It is definitely one of the most unique and impressive decorations I've ever seen!