Hi, we're Hunter and Sarah, a husband-and-wife, luxury wedding photography team. We’re also educators, helping other photographers build profitable and sustainable photography businesses.
As they stood before the Jeffersonian ruins of Barboursville Vineyards, Ryan the officiant (and long-time friend) asked Kaitlyn and Joshua to pause for a moment and take it all in. The whole crowd was silent as Katilyn and Joshua looked at each other, and then at the friends and family who had gathered to celebrate their wedding day. It was a very powerful ceremony, filled with hilarious stories of their first conversation, their journeys over the years, and all the bee hives, gardens and travels in between. But more than that, Ryan told a story of two people who complimented and balanced each other so perfectly, that this wedding day and the joining of their lives was all but inevitable.
When we think about Kaitlyn and Joshua, the word that comes to our minds is gratitude. There was no attitude of entitlement in anything they did on their big day, and throughout our time together, we felt like friends more than vendors. When Joshua stood to welcome his guests to the reception, he of course took time to thank those who had traveled far, and thanked the friends and family who had labored over cakes and decorations. But then Joshua took a moment to thank the venue and its staff, the catering team, the planner, even the Hunter and I. In just a few moments, he thanked, by name, each and every person who was serving he and his bride on their big day. In that moment, he had inadvertently revealed a bit more of his character to us. We of course don’t photograph weddings so that we can be thanked in front of all the guests, but when it does happen, it shows us that our bride and groom0 are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. (Which of course, is pretty hard to believe. Just look at that hair!)
You learned to tango for your first dance. You got engaged while exploring the Italian wine country. You wear cool leather jackets and custom-tailored Italian suits. You are, without a doubt, two of the coolest and most adventurous people we know. Since our time together during our engagement session almost a year ago, to our wine and cheese date at Barboursville last winter, we have been SO looking forward to your wedding day, and still feel honored to have been a part of it. We hope that your love and devotion to each other only grows with the years, and that our paths cross many more times in the future. We hope you’ll give us a call next time you’re looking for a double date in Charlottesville, and that you both keep in touch 🙂
Sarah + Hunter
Photographers: Hunter and Sarah Photography
Venue: Barboursville Winery
Wedding Planning: Day by Fay
Floral Design: Colonial Florist
Catering: Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards
DJ: Steve Gregory DJ
Hair & Makeup: FBJ Weddings
Carriage: Harmon’s Horse Drawn Hayrides and Carriages
Cake: Friend, Susie Anhold
Officiant: Friend, Ryan Bugas