This was one for the books. Tessa was one of the first people I met when I moved to Washington, D.C. and also one of the first people who allowed me to photograph her “just for fun.” A year or so later, she contacted me to let me know she was engaged and even though she was super early in the planning process, wanted to see if I was available to photograph her wedding. And then it just kept getting better. The wedding was at her mother’s estate in Gettysburg. They were growing all the bouquet and decor flowers in the garden and building the ceremony arch using old rafters from the barn. Tessa’s mother is a landscape architect, gardener and now a floral designer running Sage Garden Works at the estate.
Tessa and Chris as individuals are delightful. Together they are a force. They are secure with each other, certain of each other and genuinely enjoy each other. Their wedding day held no pretense, no suggestion of artificiality. And I was the lucky one asked to capture it.