Lauren & Stanley’s Rustic and Romantic 5th Anniversary Session in the Woods
Lauren and Stanley celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary in the fall of last year so they decided to have a photo shoot to commemorate the milestone in a special place — a farm that Lauren used to visit as a child. Will Greene Photography beautifully captured them at their most natural while sharing a beer in the woods and exchanging sweet loving looks.
The lovely Lauren is here to give us a little background on the two of them and their anniversary photo shoot:
Stanley and I were married on October 4, 2008 in Williamston, NC. Unfortunately we were on a strict wedding budget and were unable to hire a professional photographer. My cousin studied photography many years ago and offered to do our photography at no charge. She did a great job and we were very thankful for her generosity but we knew we missed out on having a professional as we watched our friends get married and viewed their incredible pictures. Photography seems to be an ever changing art and we felt like we missed out. We knew we wanted to have a “trash the dress session” as soon as we found the right photographer. We have had numerous friends hire Will Greene for different occasions and his work was so impressive. He and Diana were so friendly and easy going. We knew they were the ones! Over the last few years we talked with them about what we had in mind and finally set the date for Nov 3, 2013, as a 5 year anniversary gift to ourselves.
We had our session at Shepherd Milk Farm in Stokes, NC. I grew up in this area and as a young girl frequented the mill pond separating this property from my childhood home. I have always loved this mill pond, fascinated with it’s origins and the old mill that used to flourish there.
I visited the farm in July 2013 and got permission from the landowners to access the millpond from their home. They also gave us permission to use their home and gardens. This was such a special experience for me! Most definitely a dream come true! I am no longer envious of wedding pictures I see of others. I have my own dream pictures in a place so special and magical to me.
Thank, Will, for sending your gorgeous photos my way, and happy anniversary, Lauren and Stanley! Wishing you many more anniversaries to come. 🙂
Photography: Will Greene Photography
Location: Stokes County, NC