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This engagement session was almost two years ago. Yikes! It’s long over due for a blog appearance.

The last few days the weather has been incredible here in North Central West Virginia. This engagement session reminded me of the beautiful weather we’ve been lucky to have. Jenna and David were married shortly after this session and are now expecting a baby boy this May! Congrats you guys!

These next two photos were taken right outside of WVU’s Health Science Campus. David and Jenna spent a lot of time on this campus.
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My favorite from this session. David was super relaxed.. actually, I’m not going to lie, he’s a pro at this. We had to loosen Jenna up a bit;)

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Have you ever heard of a perfect wedding? It’s pretty much impossible, right? Right. BUT this wedding was the closest thing to perfect! See for yourself..

Sarah and Stephen chose to get married in Sarah’s hometown of Parkersburg, WV. The bride, groom,and their families got ready at the gorgeous Blennerhassett Hotel.

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I caught the Maid of Honor going over her speech.

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I mean… how awesome is this? Trunks with unique gifts for each of her bridesmaids.

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This is definitely a favorite of the day. This photos gives you glimpse of the bond between Sarah and Sara:)

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How cute is she?!

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I think she liked her earrings;)Sarah, you are adorable!

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I’m slightly obsessed with the peplum bridesmaid gowns.

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These next few photos look so timeless.

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Keeping themselves occupied while the bride and groom were getting photographed.

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We had amazing weather and light!

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I still can’t get over this room! Passiflora and Little Black Dress Events are amazing!

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One of my favorite images I’ve ever taken. This photo says so much!

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Sarah and Stephens dessert table was incredible! Not only was it pretty, but the desserts were so good!

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Wedding Planner: Little Black Dress Events

Reception Venue: Parkersburg Art Center

Catering: Valley Catering

Florist: Passiflora 

Makeup: River Song Spa

Video: Pictory Productions

Photography: Brittany Anderson Photography   Second shooter: Brianna Robinson

  • April 8, 2015 - 8:53 pm

    Rhea Dyer - What a fantastic day! How fun to look through all of the day’s events. I can’t even pick out my favorite part. I love the photo of Stephen and Sarah with the champagne glasses in black and white…perfect! The photos are absolutely perfect. Well done Brittany!ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2015 - 8:55 pm

    Jess Atsas - Beautiful photography for a beautiful couple! I was a guest at this wedding and these photos truly capture the love and magic of that gorgeous autumn day. Congratulations Sarah & Stephen – love you both! -Jess?ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2015 - 9:17 pm

    Lindsey - Brittany,
    Thanks so much for capturing such great moments of that day! We had so much fun with you!ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2015 - 9:21 pm

    Peggy Rogers - Absolutely beautiful photography capturing the essence of the day! Each photo triggers the unfolding of a perfect day!ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2015 - 8:39 am

    Kelly - I was there and it was definitely the most beautiful and fun wedding I’ve ever been too! I love Sarah and Stephen to death!!ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2015 - 9:27 am

    Becky - WOW! Beyond a job well done! Great job capturing the beauty (BOTH inside and out) of this couple and their day! My favorite is the one of Sarah holding the earring box and smiling/laughing. All I keep thinking when I see it is…”That’s SO Sarah!” I will HIGHLY recommend!ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2015 - 11:14 pm

    Terry - The wedding pictures captured the happiness, the joy that filled the day.ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2015 - 9:08 am

    mary - Love the photos!! It was a beautiful wedding, Brittany is amazing, she gets all the details ..that last a lifetime.ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2015 - 1:28 pm

    Meredith - Your work is amazing! It is so awesome to look back on the pictures and see all the fun and laughter and memories of the day! Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2015 - 6:20 pm

    Betty - Brittany did a wonderful job. We will cherish the memories forever.ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2015 - 10:13 pm

    Martha Gustafson - I love the photos that you took of Stephen and Sarah. All of them are perfect. I think it would be very difficult to pick out a favorite. It was a beautiful wedding.ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2015 - 10:55 am

    Tiffany - Amazing photos of such a terrific couple!! Brittany captured wonderful memories that will be shared for years to come.ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2015 - 8:13 pm

    Sara Beth - Such an amazing day and you captured everything so beautifully! You are fabulous, very polite and so easy to be around! It was like having another friend around for the day! Thank you for helping create wonderful memories for my best friend!ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    Chelsey - Perfect wedding. Perfect couple. Such a happy day and absolutely fabulous pictures capturing every moment-what wonderful keepsakes!ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2015 - 8:16 pm

    Sarah - Brittany made me feel so relaxed and captured all the wonderful memories! I would definitely recommend her for your special day!ReplyCancel

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About a year and half ago, I photographed my first wedding at the 4T arena in Bridgeport, WV. I’m remember exactly when I met Maryann. It was one of the hottest days of the year, I was pregnant (just a few weeks along) and desperately needed water. I knocked on the kitchen door where the staff was busy finishing up food for the reception. I worked in the service industry for almost ten years so I know how stressful the day is leading up to an event. Maryann could have easily told me to wait, but without hesitation she handed me a bottle of water. I appreciated that more than she knows.

Fast forward a few months, I received a Facebook message from Maryann asking for my availability for her own wedding. I’m always humbled when other wedding industry friends ask me to document their wedding. It truly is an honor.

Jeff’s family own the 4T which was famous for their rodeos they brought to town. The arena no longer hosts rodeo’s, but instead it’s now used as a wedding venue. Maryann is one heck of an entreprenuer ! There is such a need for wedding venues in North Central West Virginia. She saw an opportunity and went for it.

Jeff and Maryann were wed this past November at the 4T arena and I can’t wait to show off their wedding! Until then, enjoy some of my favorite photos from their engagement session.

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When I got an inquiry about a destination Bahamas wedding, I had no idea what I was in for. I lived in South Florida for a couple years, although I never made it to the Bahamas, I always envisioned the Bahamas as very commercialized. Boy was I wrong!

Hope Town is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s also the most remote place I’ve been to. I flew into Nassau, then flew to Marsh Harbor, from there I took a boat to Hope Town. There are no landlines, no cellphone service, and only a few cars. You travel by golf cart, and communicate with radios. The island was settled in the 1700’s and a lot of the original cottages still stand. The views are breath taking and the citizens of Hope Town are the sweetest.

Hope Town holds a special place in Lauren’s heart. After hearing the story behind Hope Town, its a no brainer why Lauren and Don chose it as their wedding location. Approximately 150 of their friends and family made the trip.  It was a fun filled weekend celebrating Lauren and Don’s love.

The next few photos were shot on 35mm film. The photo of the Bohemian flag was taken right outside my little cottage. Lauren spoiled me by booking my stay at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge.

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 Hope Town is famous for having one of the last manual light houses in the world. I climbed to the top of this light house, while pregnant, but I HAD to see the views.

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The view right outside my cottage.

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I love Lauren’s style and I love that she chose a dress that wasn’t “beachy”.

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Bahamas Wedding Photographer This is where the ‘First Look’ was suppose to take place. Right behind this cottage is a beautiful view of the ocean. Lauren and Don accidentally saw each other before the ‘First Look’. Oops! They were such a mellow couple and just went with it. We never got take to photos by the ocean because a storm was coming. The winds were crazy that day!

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I was obsessed with all the color!

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Lauren and Don chose to have their ceremony at the only church in town.

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Lauren has the best laugh. Its contagious.

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Its rare that I have a couple who want more photos of their guests, than themselves. I get it though. Being in front of the camera is awkward. But I had to get a few more with famous light house in the back ground.

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The reception was located at the beautiful Abaco Inn.

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The Abaco Inn’s view.

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I don’t care what anyone says, I love the cake smashing tradition and I hope it’s here to stay!

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Lauren and Don surprised their guests with a Junkanoo band! It was so fun to be able to see these men and women perform. You can’t help, but dance when you hear the beats.

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Special thanks to this guy for carrying my bags and for being my golf cart driver.

Photo was taken while we were exploring Hope Town.

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