Mount Airy and Sharp Farm Engagements : Julie and Mike

Julie and Mike are a very special couple for a number of reasons.  One of the ones that I want to highlight, though, is the reason that brought them to me: Operation Wedding.  Last year, Shade Trees and Evergreens  approached me in the fall to tell me about a special contest that they were running for military couples as a way of giving back.  In this case, the owners at Shade Trees and Evergreens wanted to give one deserving military couple a free dream wedding.  I was thrilled that they asked me if I would be willing to donate a gift of photography coverage to their contest, especially since I have my own soft spot for military personnel.

Well, Julie and Mike just so happen to be that wonderful deserving couple that won that contest!  While deployed in Afghanistan last year, Mike wrote a sweet essay about why his lovely bride-to-be should get the wedding of her dreams.  Meeting them this spring to go over wedding photography details, I could easily see why they were chosen.  Julie and Mike are a really kind and down-to-earth couple, friendly and easy to get along with.  I was excited about doing their wedding photography after our meeting, but then got even more so when we started talking about engagement photography.  Julie mentioned that she wanted to do a few pictures in Mount Airy, where they both grew up, and then do a few pictures in a “farm-like” setting.  Fortunately for us, one of Julie’s friends found Sharp’s at Waterford Farm for us to shoot at.

I was so happy with the way this session turned out.  I had an amazing time working with Julie and Mike and can’t wait for their wedding in August.

  • Julie

    Annabelle I love these. I can’t wait to see all the pictures and our wedding pictures will be great i’m sure!!!!

  • Hillary Nethers

    These are beautiful pictures and you and Mike are a beautiful couple!! I started out trying to pick a favorite and there are too many awesome ones to choose from!! Gorgeous!

  • Judy

    I like all the pics but love the ones in the corn field

  • Heather

    Gorgeous!

  • Julie R

    Love the new farm photos Julie!!!

  • Jamie Schardt

    Touching… These pictures are beautiful! Hard to pick a favorite, though I really like the picture of the grass whistles. It’s so natural and fun just like I know the two of you to be. :op

  • carrie prather

    Love the military shots…amazing!

  • Amy

    Pics are wonderful! LOVE all the ones with Julie in her cowboy boots!!! And the gutair! Great great pics!

  • Mom B

    Love the ones where you were just being you! Candid shots, not posed, bring out your personality in the pictures more. They are all good though I like the close up of you two smiling at each other in the corn field the best…great colors, lighting, etc.

  • Laura

    I love these pictures. They are absolutely beautiful. :-) you two look so happy. Can’t wait for the wedding!!!!

  • Jill

    I really like the grass whistle pics the best!

  • Samantha

    I can’t pick just one I love them all Congrats to the both of u:)

  • Jes

    These photos are spectacular! What an awesome group of images that showcases the love and relationship between you two. Julie, you will treasure these for years! Just beautiful!!

  • Jenniece

    You two looked cute and in love! Looked like you both had fun. Jenniece and Vic

  • kristin

    awesome photos! stay that happy!

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