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As the snowflakes danced delicately from the sky, Megan and Donny exchanged vows amidst the picturesque backdrop of snow covered trees in Canaan Valley. Their winter wedding was nothing short of breathtaking, filled with love, laughter, and the beauty of the season. The Weather Even though it was a teeny bit cold… two degrees to […]

Hey sweet friends! Each year I love writing our Christmas letter and looking back at the months that have passed. I wanted to share some of our year’s highlights with you all: Well, here we are again! Another year has passed as I was just getting the hang of writing 2023… It always amazes how […]

In the heart of West Virginia’s stunning New River Gorge, McKenna and Josh celebrated their engagement session against a backdrop of breathtaking fall foliage. The vibrant hues of crimson, gold, and amber provided the perfect canvas for their beautiful New River Gorge engagement session, capturing the essence of this special time in their lives. Dressed […]

Lexie and Nick’s autumn engagement at Blackwater Falls was just stunning. Blackwater Falls, is home to me and nestled in the heart of West Virginia. I truly believe it offers the perfect setting for engagement sessions! These mountains views are especially beautiful in the fall. Framed by the fiery hues of red, orange, and gold, […]

When you think of a perfect fall engagement session, you imagine golden leaves, the crisp air, and the undeniable warmth shared between two people deeply in love. Jennifer and Jake’s engagement at Blackwater Falls was simply stunning. It may have been a little chilly, but the fall foliage and mountain views were absolutely worth it! […]

When it comes to capturing the essence of love in all its glory, what better setting could there be than the enchanting Hartwood Acres Mansion? Alexis and Brandon’s engagement session at this historic venue was nothing short of a fairytale come to life. In this blog post, I’ll take you through the sweet moments that […]

As the sun dipped along the river on a very warm summer evening, love was in the air at this beautiful Estate at River Run engagement session. Abigail and Jace’s session was nothing short of enchanting. Their elegant outfits and the stunning backdrop of The Estate’s picturesque grounds made for a beautiful evening. When it […]

Summer weddings have an undeniable charm. Kaleigh and Matt’s beautiful Westmoreland Country Club wedding was nothing short of a dream come true. Their elegant affair showcased a perfect blend of classic beauty and modern touches, leaving everyone in awe. The Westmoreland Country Club, with its lush greenery and picturesque landscapes, provided the ideal backdrop for […]

Emily and Tyler’s enchanting summer wedding at Oren and Folk was absolutely beautiful. A breathtaking combination of copper blush and navy colors, complemented by delicate white florals and lush greenery, created an ambiance that left everyone in awe. Oren and Folk’s rustic charm and rolling hills, set the perfect stage for Emily and Tyler’s special […]

As 2023 wedding color trends are emerging from spring and summer, the world of weddings continues to expand with ideas. Couples are always seeking fresh and innovative ways to express their love and style. A crucial element that sets the tone for the entire celebration is the wedding color palette. In this blog post, we […]

When it comes to weddings, the traditional Saturday affair is no longer the only option. Emma and Matthew broke the mold and opted for a weekday wedding at Dolly Sods Wilderness. This decision added a unique touch to their special day and created a memorable experience for all involved. Let’s dive into the details of […]

Deep Creek Lake engagement sessions are always so much fun. This session in particular though, was a special one. I first met Kaleigh and Matt while photographing Matt’s sister’s wedding back in 2021. I just adore their family. Like so many other couples I’ve met over the years, Deep Creek holds a very special place […]

There’s a brand new Morgantown West Virginia Wedding Venue, Tuscan Ridge. Leia and Logan were the very first couple to get married here and it was nothing short of incredible. Leia’s dad, Doug, had the vision of renovating an old farm into a dream wedding venue. Let’s just say it is BEAUTIFUL and I loved […]

I am so excited to share an incredible West Virginia Florist on today’s Wedding Tip Wednesday post. Chantelle is so talented, kind and hard working. The floral work she produces is unlike any other florist I’ve ever seen. Each piece she created is thoughtfully curated. I knew she would be perfect to feature on the […]

This Ashland Train Depot Wedding was absolutely beautiful! I feel like so often couples who get engaged can easily get caught up in the wedding planning and forget about the marriage part. Melinda and John are just one of those couples who were genuinely invested in each other. Surrounded by their loved ones, they said […]

Hear wedding planning advice from Charlottesville wedding planner, Champagne Wishes on the blog today! Katelyn began her business in December of 2020. Although she had never operated a business before; she had experience helping others manage their businesses, and had seen some of her family members run their own businesses for years. About Champagne Wishes […]

The Estate at River Run is an incredibly elegant mansion overlooking the James River. It is located between Charlottesville and Richmond Virginia. With over 20,000 square feet of stunning architecture, this venue’s castle-like feel is hard to beat. For sophisticated and upscale events, The Estate at River Run offers an array of amenities including overnight […]

Planning a destination wedding is very similar to planning to planning a traditional wedding, just on a smaller scale. For today’s Wedding Tip Wednesday post, I’m going to share 3 tips for planning your perfect destination wedding! Couples often decide to elope at an epic destination or have a very small, intimate affair with very […]

I can’t wait for you to hear some great wedding planning advice from West Virginia Wedding Planner, Brittany Loughry. A girl after my own heart, she is an inspirational entrepreneur and probably the busiest person you’ll ever meet! She owns Brittany Anne’s Events where she and her team plan incredible weddings and events while also […]

You should invest in a wedding album. Bold way to start out a blog post, I know! I’ve had several clients and friends ask, “Do I really need a wedding album? Of course you’re going to say I need one, you’re a photographer.” But let’s talk about value and investing for a second before we […]

Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards is a beautiful wedding venue in Northern Virginia wine country. Let’s just say, I fell in love with this place the minute I pulled up to the venue! Located just outside of Charlottesville, Pippin over looks rolling hills of vineyards and has incredible Blue Ridge Mountain views. If you’re a […]

This week’s wedding tip Wednesday post is going to be featuring advice from a favorite West Virginia Event Planner, Alyssa B Events! I worked with Baily and her sweet team last year for at Mary and Silas’s wedding at Glade Creek Farm and am so honored that she is giving this week’s wedding advice! About […]

Today’s Friday favorites post is featuring the beautiful Glade Creek Farm wedding venue. Located in southern West Virginia, this venue features over 100 picturesque acres and a stunning chapel for ceremonies. The owners, Rhonda and Gerard, are two of the sweetest people ever and have an amazing staff! I remember driving up to the venue […]

Planning your wedding day timeline is something I pride myself in. From the beginning of the In His Image Wedding Experience, I promise all of our couples that I will work with them and their planner (and other vendors) to ensure their wedding day runs as smoothly as possible! This week we’re going to dive […]

As a traveling wedding photographer, it’s always SO much fun getting to shoot at different venues. Today’s Friday Favorites post is featuring lovely Red Barn Inn Weddings at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland! This off-lake venue offers a variety of vintage charm and elegance. There is rich history in both the barn and the inn! They make for […]

What to do if it rains on your wedding day? That’s a big question for brides wanting the perfect photography experience, right? Let’s take a little walk down memory lane and look back at a rainy wedding day that I remember pretty vividly. My own. If anyone has experience telling their brides, “Don’t worry it’ll […]

I absolutely love StoneBridge Events Weddings. There are so many classic elements to to create a timeless affair. Located just 133 miles west of Washington, DC near Cumberland Maryland, this estate offers accommodations for up to 300 guests. It is the perfect elegant countryside venue for any wedding. On site, the manor offers sleeping arrangements […]

This week’s Wedding Tip Wednesday is going to be so good as we get some insider info and advice from my friend Jennifer, an incredible Pittsburgh Wedding Planner. I first connected with Jenn on social media and then we got the opportunity to meet up last summer and talk all things wedding related. She is […]

I absolutely love Stone House Lavender weddings! Imagine a gorgeous summer day, the sun is shining and you are ready to marry the love of your life. You can feel the gentle breeze and smell a wonderful calming aroma of lavender! Ah, doesn’t it sound like a dream? Let’s dive in to why Stone House […]

Here it is! The moment you’ve been waiting for; you get to walk down the aisle and say “I do” to your best friend. Let’s dive in to this week’s post about planning your wedding ceremony! But first, here’s a little reminder before we begin…. While details do matter and planning is necessary, it’s important […]

Searching for the perfect engagement session outfit inspiration?! Look no further. Your engagement session style should reflect who you are. After all, it’s celebrating you two and should showcase your unique style and love. After choosing your venue, wedding planner and photographer, it’s time for the fun stuff like planning your engagement session! If you’re […]

I’m back again this week on Friday Favorites showcasing some of the incredible wedding vendors I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last six years. I absolutely love working a George Washington Hotel wedding. Just 30 miles south of the heart of Pittsburgh, this venue is nothing short of fabulous. The grand architecture […]

I’m back again this week with another topic that is special to my heart. Let’s talk about 5 reasons you should do a first look on your wedding day! A first look is when a couple sees each other on their wedding day. It is planned before the ceremony for a special, intimate moment between […]

When I think about this Downtown Pittsburgh Wedding, one word comes to mind-classic. From the gorgeous Omni William Penn Hotel, to Jess’s stunning dress and their beautiful winter colors, this wedding was the perfect one to kick off our year! I first met Jess and Matt back in May 2021 when I helped Matt pull […]

How to choose your wedding venue can seem like a big, scary task, but it doesn’t have to be! I’m back this week with some tips for choosing the perfect venue. There are so many things you want to consider when looking for the perfect place to say I do. I’ve narrowed it down to […]

It’s time for a new series featuring my favorite wedding vendors! Today we’re starting with a stunning venue in the Deep Creek Lake area, The White Barn at Lucas Farm. I can remember back in 2016 when Brittany and Matt started construction on the venue and I was SO excited to see their progress made […]

Oh my goodness, you’re engaged! You’ve been dreaming of this moment since you were just a little girl and now it’s finally happening. After you read everyone’s congratulations and can’t stop staring at the new ring on your finger, it hits you… Where do you start when wedding planning? Don’t worry girl, I’ve got you! […]

Oh my goodness it’s finally here! The last blog post of the year! I guess what they say is true; time flies when you’re having fun. 2022 has been such an amazing year and it was SO hard for me to nail down my favorite images. Enjoy re-living these moments with me. Thank you all […]

It’s our last Tuesdays in Thomas of 2022! I just am here to say thank you so much for your continued support over the last six years. We are so grateful! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy our Christmas letter for 2022: Hello our sweet friends and family, […]

Emily and Tyler’s Winter Engagement at Blackwater Falls was so beautiful! We shot in several different spots and finished up in Thomas.

This beautiful Oakland Maryland engagement session was so much fun. Taylor and CJ are the sweetest couple. I am so happy for them! I first met her years ago at a fun retreat and have followed along her journey of becoming a small business owner. (And killing it!!) Go follow her amazing earring shop here. […]

What a beautiful day we had for Leia and Logan’s Friendship Hill Engagement session. When I say that I have the best couples, I truly mean it. Leia and Logan are some of the most kind, down to earth and special people ever. We were able to capture their love under some gorgeous fall colors […]

So, Refresh… This idea of bringing like-minded people together began when I started my business. Let’s go back in time for a second… It’s 2016 and I’m 17. A college freshman who was walking through a season of unbearable pain, confusion and now, change. Thomas’s daddy passed away really unexpectedly that spring, we had faced […]

When you think of what lights your soul on fire, what comes to mind? Is there a certain hobby you really would want to make into your career? Maybe it’s connecting with people you love. Maybe you love serving. I don’t know what your passion is, but if you’re considering using your God-given talents for […]

When I say I have the best couples, I mean it. Hannah and Russell’s beautiful fall Deep Creek Maryland wedding was so wonderful. Sure the florals, ceremony and reception spaces were STUNNING-but there was something even better… A presence of true love between the two of them. It was a joy-filled day to say the […]

The Tuesdays in Thomas series is back and I’m so thankful for a way to share with you what’s on my heart. Today’s post doesn’t involve tips or fun ideas. It’s just a simple thank you for your continued support for this dream of mine! I am so grateful to each and every person I’ve […]

Tuesdays in Thomas is back! We’ve got a great post for today, let’s see what fun stuff there is to do during fall in Tucker County WV. From exploring waterfalls to epic hikes in the mountains, you’re sure to have a great time. Front Street Thomas Just a few minutes from our house is the […]

I’ll try putting into words just how special and magical this Glade Creek Farm Wedding was. When Mary first inquired last year, I immediately connected with her story. Unlike most couples, Silas and Mary have lived out the marriage vows: “for better or worse, in sickness and health” before even saying I do. The way […]

You’ve seen the beautiful images online when you search light and airy wedding photographer… All the light and airy photographers have a similar style, but what about their experience? If you’re searching for a light and airy wedding photographer, you’ve come to the right place. I love telling love stories in a joyful and cherished […]

It’s almost engagement season which means we’ll see lots of sparkle in our feed soon! If you’re a bride to be and want to give a little hint to your S.O. here are some beautiful engagement ring ideas! I personally have a heart for the pear shape, but absolutely LOVE photographing every bride’s ring. Princess […]

This gorgeous fall Deep Creek Lake Wedding was just to die for. I mean, yes it was extra special to our hearts because Jewell and Owen were finally tying the knot, but my goodness was it so pretty! Thomas and Owen are first cousins. When Owen and Jewell got engaged last year, we were so […]

Perhaps one of the most daunting tasks while wedding planning is deciding on the perfect wedding photographer. Choosing the right people to help make your day run as smooth as possible is KEY. It can feel overwhelming at first, but here are a few helpful tips to find your perfect fit! Personality is EVERYTHING Believe […]

Well as much as I hate to say it, summer 2022 has almost come to an end and it’s time for all things fall wedding inspiration! I thought it would be fun to share with any brides planning their fall wedding to read through these unique and fun fall wedding ideas! Color Palette There are […]

I can’t listen to music and get work done… you heard that right. I have to use these time management tips to get any work done at all, in fact. I was that weird kid in college who just needed complete silence to study or write reports. While I’m typing out this blog post, it’s […]

To say this Downtown Pittsburgh engagement session was one we’d been waiting for a long time is an understatement. When I had the honor of capturing Matt getting down on one knee in the middle of a May blizzard on top of Dolly Sods to ask Jess to spend forever with him, I really wanted […]

I know what you’re thinking, Zoe, do I really need a wedding album? Of course you’re going to say I need one, you’re a photographer. But let’s talk about value and investing for a second before we dive right in. Right now, you’re probably reading this on your 1000+ smartphone. Am I wrong? What if […]

When Sarah told me about her plans for a Downtown Morgantown Wedding at Flour and Feed, I was SO excited. It brings my heart so much joy to document wedding days for people I’ve grown up with. Sarah and I went to school together, from grade school to high school, we danced together for years. […]

There were fireworks of love at this gorgeous Misty Mountain Event Barn Wedding! Loved celebrating with Shania and Chase and all their loved ones. This was my first time visiting the venue. It had the most beautiful mountain views! Just wait until you see their ceremony backdrop, just stunning!  As usual, we started with details. […]

Wow. Talk about a beautiful day! Allie and Joey were just made for each other. I loved every minute of their wedding day and cannot wait for you all to see these images! I am so thankful my job allows me to serve couples like Allie and Joey. They are one of the sweetest and […]

If you’re a bride thinking of having an intimate Blackwater Falls Wedding, let this be your sign that you should GO FOR IT! Ashley and Jo Jo had the most perfect day celebrating their marriage with their closest loved ones by their side. I have been LOVING the smaller wedding trend. I feel like every […]

WARNING! This post is about to be LOOOOONG. But it’s a good one, I promise 😉 When Madison and Luke hired us to shoot their Florida destination wedding, I knew we had to squeeze a vacation in Naples somehow. Let me start this post by saying that Naples is one of the most beautiful, clean, […]

I’ve fallen in love with Naples Florida Weddings! Madison and Luke had such a beautiful day. My goodness I have so many gorgeous images to share!! I first connected with Madison on Instagram and instantly knew she and Luke were meant to be. They love adventures and I was so honored to document this time […]

Every time I have a Blackwater Falls engagement session, I love it!! Shania and Chase are another 2022 IHI Couple! They are so much fun! Their chemistry and connection were so perfect. I truly have the sweetest and best couples.  Shania and Chase have the prettiest smile and laughed and smiled the entire time! You […]

This Maryland engagement session was so perfect! Taylor and Dustin are going to have the most beautiful wedding.

We were so blessed with beautiful weather for Sarah and Ian’s Morgantown engagement session! These two were so much fun. Sarah and I have known each other for several years. We danced together at the same dance company for a long time and also went to high school together. I am so happy she found […]

Wow! It has been quite a whirlwind of a week. I am praising God for His hand at work in my heart. If you haven’t seen a lot of my posts recently, last year God laid on my heart something that I had been thinking of for a long time. I didn’t know exactly what […]

The most magical intimate Canaan Valley wedding happened over the weekend. Despite the crazy snow storm, I had a blast celebrating with Mariah and Jacob and their closest family members. Ever since 2020, we’ve seen an increase in beautiful intimate weddings and I do have to say, they are always so special!  Mariah and Jacob […]

Nope, I’m not an expert. In fact, I think I am FAR from it. Thomas and I are still considered “newlyweds” in my book, but I felt like sharing these key points of truth to anyone planning their wedding. First of all, the BIGGEST piece of advice that I can give to any couple who’s […]

We get it. Weddings are expensive. There’s a lot of time, money and effort that goes into making your big day so special. One thing is for sure, it’s going to be the best day of your life! I’ve decided to put together a little guide for every bride who’s taking a look at her […]

Let’s talk about the benefit of Intimate weddings. Over the last two years we’ve seen weddings take a rather hard hit or shift to a more simple and small approach. Instead of 300 guests, couples have had scale back to include only their very closest friends and family. Weird, right? Doesn’t every couple dream of […]

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