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.
Sarah and I first met Theja exactly one year before we captured her and Sai’s engagement session at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. Back in October of 2017, Theja’s sister Pooja had just gotten engaged, and Sarah and I had been fortunate enough to capture the surprise proposal on a Friday evening, and the engagement session the following afternoon. Theja had come along to support her sister, and even hopped in a few photos at the end of the session with her sister and soon-to-be brother in law. At the time, we had no idea that we’d one day get to work with Theja as well! However, when her and Sai reached out to us earlier this Fall, we were excited to continue on the family tradition. We know that there’s something really special about family of past couples reaching out to us. It means that they really enjoyed their first experience, and that Sarah and I had won their trust!
However, when the session began at Gypsy Hill Park, Sarah and I were worried. It was cold. Although just past the middle of October, the park had already plummeted into the mid-40s on this particular Sunday evening, and the temperatures were dropping as the sun dipped behind the Shenandoah mountains. However, Sai and Theja had an incredible attitude throughout their session! This is especially impressive for Theja, whose elegant sleeveless dresses left her arms exposed to the cold for the entire shoot. Despite the frequent pause-the-session-to-put-jackets-back-on-and-warm-up breaks, we knew that they were cold but refused to voice a single complaint. Not only that, but these “non-dancers” spun and twisted and swayed the night away in front of our cameras, simply content to be enjoying each other’s company.
Thank you so much for letting us continue to be a part of your ever-growing family of sibling! Thank you for being adventurous — willing to travel to new locations and even shoot in the cold. Sai, thank you for the sacrifice you made by staying until sundown on a Sunday evening – we’re sure that a midnight drive back to Pennsylvania doesn’t always make for the best Monday morning. It was such a pleasure to get to know you two last weekend, and we hope that this session created memories and images that you will cherish for many, many years!
Hunter + Sarah