lindsey + daniel

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I had been looking forward to Lindsey and Dan's wedding since I first met them. We had the opportunity to get coffee and chat back when they were first planning their wedding, and I instantly felt that this was a really special couple. They are not only funny and laid-back, but ridiculously loving and encouraging, too. Getting to spend their wedding day with them felt like a true honor. 

Lindsey and Dan got married on a beautifully crisp morning in August on the groom's family farm. Surrounded by their family and friends, they said their vows under the branches of a giant walnut tree. It had been cloudy and cool, but just as they were pronounced husband and wife, the sun emerged from behind the clouds and they walked out hand-in-hand into what felt like a new day. 

Lindsey and Dan spent time with family and friends after the morning ceremony, and then ended their wedding day with a black-tie evening reception at Mary Baldwin College. The bride wore her mother's wedding dress for the evening, and everyone danced and celebrated. I don't know if any more joy could have fit in that giant ballroom. After getting to spend the day with Lindsey and Dan, and all of their wonderful family and friends, I left feeling so uplifted. To have the chance to not only work with such an inspiring couple, but to be welcomed in by the rest of the guests, was more than a photographer could ever hope for. No wonder I actually teared up a few times throughout the day! 

Thank you to the new Mr. and Mrs. Walsh for allowing me to share this day with you. I don't think it could have been more perfect. 

When the bride and her ladies decide to get in the natural spring ... To which I said, "YES. Do it!"

We met prior to the reception to take some photos in downtown Staunton—the place where Lindsey and Dan met! 

The sweet and beautiful bride! 

I'm telling you, THESE TWO. A photographer's dream!

I had never been inside Mary Baldwin, but it was such a beautiful space for a reception! And the perfect place to spend the rest of the night dancing.