we first met karen & ben just a couple months after officially launching altmix photography, while shooting tiffany & andrew’s wedding! although we were focused on andrew and tiff we did get to know karen and ben just a little- enough to see that they are fun-loving and totally smitten with one another!
after that we ran into them all over the city- eating, grocery shopping…let’s stop right here and say that grocery shopping is the LAST place i EVER want to see anyone i know- i never seem to feel the need to pull myself together before going so i can usually be spotted in sweats, a tank top, my hair sticking in every direction & completely sans any makeup. i’m kinda surprised we ever heard from karen again after she saw us like that…
but we did, thank goodness! last april i got a message from karen that she and ben were engaged and we couldn’t have been happier for them; we also knew we wanted to be there to capture it! so it was a sad day when karen shot me a message with their finalized wedding date and location (charlottesville, VA! we’ve been wanting to check out that city!) and i flipped to the calendar and found us unavailable. a little bit of pouting happened before i got back to karen with the news. we settled for engagement pictures the minute the leaves turned green this spring and so last week, about a year after they got engaged we (on purpose!) ran into karen & ben at a sweet little neighborhood park in buckhead. they were a dream to shoot- graceful and natural in front of the lens- and full of ideas and laughter.
to whomever’s landed the job of shooting this wedding in VA- you’ve got an awesome weekend to look forward to!
karen & ben, i am so glad it worked out for us to make these images for you guys! it was great spending the afternoon with you- we wish you guys the very best. no doubt we’ll be running into you soon! ;)