Woman's Club of Portsmouth | Virginia Wedding | August 26, 2018

Fun fact - I worked for Apple Inc. for a full year in 2014-2015. I needed the extra cash to save for me and Pattee’s (my wife) wedding after we got engaged in 2014. Working at Apple was easily one of my best life experiences to date. Through there, my love for technology and how it can enhance our lifestyle was rekindled. Most importantly, I’ve developed life long relationships while working there and one of those relationships is with Daniel ( I promise we’ll get to him in a bit). They always say, once you become a part of the Apple family, you’ll always be a part of the family. That says a lot about the company’s culture.

A few months after Pattee and I got married in 2015, my schedule became full very quickly. I was working full time in Health Care IT, part-time at Apple, and part-time as a Wedding and Family Photographer. Something had to give and unfortunately, Apple got the short end of the stick. About a year later, Daniel reached out to me via e-mail to inquire about Wedding Photography. Of course I was very excited!

After months of planning, I finally got a chance to sit down and have coffee with Daniel and his lovely fiancé, Jasmine. Their younger brothers played T-Ball growing up and that’s how they met. Daniel currently serves in the Army in Northern VA and Jasmine is an aspiring educator. On December 31, 2016, they took an evening stroll down Piedmont Park in Atlanta for New Year’s Eve. It was cold and rainy. It was also then when Daniel went down on one knee and asked Jasmine to become his wife. Tears of joy. What a perfect way to ring in the New Year!

A month out of their Wedding, I learned that Jasmine’s grandmother had recently passed away. As you look through these beautiful images from their Wedding Day, you’ll see moments of raw emotion from Jasmine and her mother as they try and hold back tears while reflecting on this inspiring and delightful woman that was very dear to them. These are the moments that I long for as a Photographer of people and love. The moments that truly matter and tell a story.

This is Jasmine and Daniel’s Wedding Day.


Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

Wedding Planner: Jamie Leigh Austin | Jamie Leigh Events

Floral Design: Blushing Floral Designs

Makeup: Tiana Nyree

Hair: Precious Momentz

Catering: Traditions

Dj: Erick "Dj El Capone" Copon | My Fellow Dj

Cake: May’s Parlor