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Alyce & Dave | Seneca Rocks Anniversary Session

For the past year, Alyce had talked about wanting to do some sort of “trash the dress” session for their upcoming anniversary. Alyce and Dave celebrated 10 years in October so she also knew she wanted this photo session to be something special. She and Dave love adventure, especially when the outdoors are involved. She threw around ideas ranging from local Maryland park trails to traveling to the forests of Maine, but she knew that at the least, she wanted to hike in her wedding dress. Dave was happy to oblige. :) My husband and his sister are familiar with Seneca Rocks hiking and climbing and so, we planned a trip to West Virginia in November. The, perhaps disappointing, truth about me is that I am not a climber, or a hiker, or a caver, or a… yeah. I spent 5 years in full-time camp ministry before doing photography full-time, but it’s a lovely camp on the water. Mountains, while I appreciate their beauty, are not my first love. And so, it’s true evidence of my love for our dear friends Dave and Alyce because we literally hiked to the top of a mountain for their portrait session!  My husband was standing behind me the entire time to ensure I didn’t fall off because I am super clumsy… and when all was said and done, I am so glad we did it! 

Alyce & Dave put on their wedding attire from 10 years ago and rocked out one awesome portrait session at the top of Seneca Rocks. I am so excited to share these with you!Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0001 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0002 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0003Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0006

My sister-in-law, Tori, put together this bouquet with findings from our hike. I just love it. And, Alyce’s wedding dress was hand-made by her and a friend from church- all the embroidery and everything!Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0007 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0008 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0021 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0010 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0009

Alyce. Just gorgeous! Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0005 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0011 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0012This photo. I just can’t get over it!Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0013 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0014 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0015 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0016 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0017 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0018

And then, in the pouring rain, we decided to finish up at the waterfall. The sun was about to set and Alyce was determined to get in the waterfall. {crazy}. She amazes me. :) Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0020 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0022 Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0023

And just to prove. It was raining a little. :)Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0024

Alyce & Dave I love you both and I am so glad we all went on this adventure together. Happy 10 years and here’s to 100 more!

(And a huge thanks to the team that made it happen! :) Love you all!) Seneca Rocks West Virginia Portrait Photographer Mountain Anniversary Session Seneca Rocks Wedding Photographer_0025

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  • Danny K

    …………. No words……………..ReplyCancel

  • Em R.

    Gorgeous photos – congrats on 10 years Dave & Alyce! :)ReplyCancel

  • Takes my breath away beautiful. Just amazing and inspiring!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Emily Nolen

    So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Whatley

    These are awesome!!! Alyce, I LOVE your dress, the shoes, the spot, the Berks – Dave, and overall, what a cool and fun thing to do again. Maybe Shane and I should do a 20th… HA! :) And Tara, you did a wonderful job! Thanks for making D&A feel so special and taking such beautiful shots. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    Tara. These are insanely amazing.ReplyCancel

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