Happy Day-After Valentine’s Day everyone! (That’s totally a holiday too, right?) Well, either way, we have the last of our 2012 weddings to share with you today. We had previously shot Shay & Travis’s engagement session this past Summer and had smiles on our faces each time we thought about their wedding. We’re sad now that it’s over, but boy do we have some great memories of it thanks, natch, to some great moments captured. And, of course, just look at these two! They totally brought the heat on a freezing cold (& super windy!) Winter’s day. Have fun looking through our favorites and don’t miss their complete wedding gallery. You know you’re dying to see it. Trust us, it’ll make the weekend come faster. 😉

And we just had to take a quick moment to thank each and everyone of our 2012 couples. We could not have asked for better clients. Seriously. We love you all from the bottom of our (a&b) heart. 😉 As we head into our tenth (!?!) year now capturing the best moments from our couples, we still have to pinch ourselves that this all hasn’t been a fantastical dream. Thank you for letting us follow our passion for capturing yours. :-*

Last, but not least, to the fabulous vendors we get to “work” with. Thankfully, you don’t make it feel like work at all. While there are way to many of you to list here, we hope you know who you are. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your trust, your professionalism and your passion for helping create dreams come true for our mutual couples. There’s a reason why the term “dream team” exists and we’re incredibly lucky to be a part of one so often. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The talented team for Shay & Travis:
Venue and catering: Veritas Vineyards
Planner: Events with Panache
Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Designs
DJ: Derek Tobler
Baker: Paradox Pastry
Hair & make-up: Haywood Hair Images
Videography: Ian’s Creations
Stationer: Rock Paper Scissors
Calligraphy: Little Flower Calligraphy

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Dear s&t,

Passion. If there was a single thread running through your entire wedding day, it was the passion between the two of you. We first saw it of course when shooting your engagement portraits, and during your wedding you demonstrated it so clearly not only for each other but for life itself. It was revealed in its tenderness when Travis clasped the two ends of your necklace together, Shay, right after the two of you saw each other for the first time that day. It was evident when, during your processional, you could not take your eyes off of each other. And certainly it was present in abundance during your first dance (and, well, all of the dances afterward when the two of you were together).

Travis, when you shared that you wanted to surprise Shay with an engagement session during brief leave from her military service in Afganistan, we could barely wait! We’re so thankful we didn’t let the beans out of the bag! What an incredibly sweet and thoughtful gesture. We were so impressed that you took on most of the planning duties with Jennifer, too–it was clear that you knew your bride very well. Shay, thank you so much for your service to our country. We know it could not have been easy to have spent so much time apart from each other, but your joie de vivre helped ensure that you never lost sight of the big picture. Travis, your smile can almost literally light up a room and Shay, your laugh is totally infectious! And we loved that you quoted The Color Purple before you and your new husband walked down the aisle, “I’s married now!”, much to your guests delight.

Seeing you desiring to be so close to one another, to be in nearly constant contact with one another, showed the incredible love you have for one another and just made us smile that night. More than once. We’re so grateful to have been there to document your celebration for you. Thank you so much and we’re so excited for you both!