I'm Sommer, thank you so much for stopping by! Welcome to my little piece of life and love! I am a city girl turned southern charm living the country life in small town Southern Virginia! I am a wife to my best friend Stephen. We have two little beauties, Madison Elizabeth & Isabella Grace. We share a love for God, family and almost always food!!!
When I am not telling someone's story I am documenting my own. I realized the importance of capturing moments and creating a legacy when our family began to grow. Photography tells our stories and captures the essence of each God-given relationship. Life is quick y'all and I want to remember the joyful times along the way. This is why I believe photography is so important to preserving your legacy!
Why wedding photography?!? I am a hopeless romantic! When my husband first kissed me in the rain (insert a Nicholas Sparks Movie ) I just knew God had brought me my forever. I became more in love with the stories that bring a couple to "I do"! I am so moved and inspired by love and the connection between two people. Those stories ignite my passion and my “why”. My heart is so full serving & telling a couple or family's story. I know I am right where I am supposed to be, doing what God intended for me to do. I believe in love, the kind that just knows...
Sit back, get comfy and grab your favorite coffee or glass of tea and take a stroll through my work. I hope you enjoy what you see and I look forward to hearing about your story!
Family is everything! I love my little family and where we have come! We are on a journey through God. We are living through beliefs centered around God. We are saved by grace & have a home in Heaven waiting for us. We are blessed beyond measure. We are excited for our future and to watch our girls grow and to watch our legacy unfold.
My first born, my first love. We call her Maddybug and often "Bug". She has a heart for God and the most caring nature. She would give her favorite toy to a kid in need without question. I ask her what she wants to be when she grows up and it is always a nurse..so she can help people in need. I am blessed for such an amazing kid! She is so independent, which at times is hard! I want her little forever! Her joyful spirit and outlook on life is beyond positive! She dances and sings her heart out. She is my light, my litle diva and my Mini me!
My sweet and sassy Bella-boo! She is a Daddy's girl through and through! Ask her who she will marry and I promise she will say "Daddy"! She is sweet and cuddly but also has her Mommy's attitude. She is overly sensitive,often times she is in her own pink and sparkly unicorn world! This kid has been through a lot in a short period with health issues and learning issues. Through it all she is teaching me how to have patience and grace. She is beautiful in and out with her loving little self. She has her Dad's witty persona and keeps us cracking up!
Our best friends set us up, it took months! Upon first meeting I knew I would marry this man...forever! I believe in that forever love, a godly marriage and that everyday romance. Our first kiss was like a Nicolas Sparks movie, he picked me up and kissed me in the rain. The rest is history! He was picked for me perfectly by God. He works hard for his family, he supports me in everything, he is witty in every conversation and makes me laugh daily. He is selfless in all aspects of life
He is my FOREVER.
I believe in that one of kind forever love.
The kind where you just know from that first smile. The kind that doesn’t need to speak to hear what is said. The kind of love that makes dancing in the kitchen feel magical. The kind that gives forehead kisses and will run to the store for a Reese Cup at the drop of a hat! The kind that fights hard but loves even harder. That best friend and one of kind person that God made to fit with you perfectly for a lifetime...your soulmate
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ARE WE THE PERFECT FIT?
marriage is forever
starbucks & target runs are a must!
I believe I may have been Joanna Gaines's sister in a past-life, OK a girl can dream right! If Saturdays are spent grabbing a latte and strolling the isles of Target for that perfect decor item, or another cozy blanket then I am your girl and I will meet you in the Hearth and Home section!
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The best part of your wedding day is celebrating Marriage. I have been blessed with the greatest husband! We have learned a lot in thirteen years. Marriage is work that never ceases. Always be present. Trust. Show your gratitude every day. Give and receive without measure. Show your spouse Grace even in the hard moments. Embrace your differences. Never stop learning or dating each other.
marriage is more
important than your wedding
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After the cake is eaten, and the dress is packed away the journey begins! Family is the next step in most couples' story. At the end of your life, you’ll be able to look back and remember all of the people who had a lasting impact on you. Family never leaves your side. They are there through all seasons of life, they loved you despite your mistakes. Family is the rock that God has given us to hold us together.
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Family For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:34
My why is simple, it's personal...
It's the story of love and a grounded marriage.
My work is inspired by my own marriage, a marriage with rough seasons, huge spiritual growths, dreams we are crushing, and a love for one another that can't be broken. My why thrives on loves's new journey and the relationships I get to help nurture. The relationships I am blessed to make with my couples does not end after the last dance or final delivery of their images. Each relationship is a new beginning of a long story of big milestones my couples are about to embark on. They make a house a home, they start families, and they celebrate.
These stories are their legacies!
The moment when a couples is announced as Mr. & Mrs. is when I know I get to part of that legacy, to grow new friendships and to document their story for them for years to come. It is truly an honor to serve my couples long after their wedding day.
I have a great love story to tell and so do you!
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