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Christy & Jake – Doe Creek Farm – Pembroke, Va

Christy & Jake’s wedding took place at Doe Creek Farm. If you have not been there, you need to check it out… Their barn is next to an apple orchard surrounded by mountains all around, creating a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. Their wedding colors, purple, gray & white meshed in beautifully with the surrounding landscape! It was a fun wedding where guests danced ’til the very last minute! Everything was perfect & unique, just as each wedding should be!

But this one gets one extra point on uniqueness….

When I met Christy & Jake a while back at a local eatery to talk about my wedding photography and the possibility of me being their photographer, we immediately got along. We started talking about photography styles , especially what their expectations were as I always do with the couples I work with. It was then that Jake presented me with his only one request… A shot of the wedding party running away from a giant praying mantis………

Initially I thought he was joking, then he told me how important this shot was for him since he is an entomologist, (here is his website if you would like to take a look at his work). He mentioned that it would really make him happy to be able to have this shot, so I thought I would have fun with it!!! Even though it is not part of my personal photography style, it was important to my client and I actually did have fun with it!

After the wedding I started searching for “praying mantis” images and I stumbled across this amazing neuroscientist/photographer’s website, so I sent him a message asking if he would allow me to use his image for this shot. Him & his wife were so kind to get back at me immediately and allow me to use their image. When I texted Jake about Igor Siwanowicz, he could not believe it. Little did I know that he is a famous neuroscientist and that Jake had always been a big fan of his!!

If you would like to see their engagements pictures, here is the link!

Special thanks:

Venue : Doe Creek Farm

Catering : Bull & Bones

Coctail Hour Catering : Kenna & Jerome

Flowers : Kroger

Cake : Gobble Cakes

Hair & Makeup: Studio 700

Dj : J.C. Castillo

Event Coordinator: Allison Hollopter

Officiant : Karen Osborne

Photographers : Patricia Giovannini & Jason Collins for Pat Cori Photography

Ultra special thanks to Jason that not only helped me throughout the wedding, he did most part of the “praying mantis” composite!!!! You rock!! 🙂



  • Carolina Strada - August 30, 2015 - 12:46 pm

    Great images!ReplyCancel

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