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Samson & Carly: Triple R Ranch Wedding Chesapeake Virginia

It was a September day with overcast skies and looming rain, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of Samson & Carly.

If you remember their engagement session, these two are just absolutely the greatest. Wind, rain, cold, they are ready to get things done and just simply enjoy each other. And that was no different on their wedding day! The chance of rain and gloomy skies didn’t shake them at all. Carly was calm from the moment I stepped in their apartment door! She was just incredibly excited to be marrying her best friend!

I was absolutely honored to capture Samson & Carly’s wedding day. It’s always so incredible to watch two fellow Believers create a covenant with each other and their Creator. It puts tears in my eyes every time!

So please, enjoy many favorites from Samson & Carly’s beautiful wedding day!

What a gorgeous bride!

Time to get these two married!

What a perfect spot for a ceremony!

I love capturing little moments like this during the ceremony. So funny!


Right during the middle of family formals, the rain started coming down! We had to seek shelter!

So we headed to a wrap around porch. I was hesitant at first, but I love how these photos turned out. The best man in this one cracks me up! 

I mean, this was a good-looking bridal party! Such models.

These girls were so sweet!

And I was loving these bouquets! So beautiful!

After the bridal party portraits, the rain had stopped, so we headed to the willow tree for some couples portraits.

I’m adoring this one in black and white. So classic.

THIS. Canvas?

I’m becoming a HUGE fan of blushers. 

Also, THIS. I’m in love with this one. So romantic.

This last location was my absolute favorite! Samson & Carly were SO awesome for braving the tall grass that was wet and full of bugs! But you would never know it with these images! So lovely!

Another favorite!!

Then it was time for the reception. Food, dancing, and a homemade photo booth!

Samson & Carly had this beautiful spread of cupcakes!

Even panda bear cupcakes!!

Things got a little messy! 

Favorite exit shot! 

Samson & Carly, I am so thankful to have met you both and to rejoice with you as you began your marriage. You guys would totally win the most trusting and gracious client award! Thank you so much for everything! You’re awesome!!

Credits to the vendors who made this day lovely!

Venue /

Triple R Ranch

Florist /

Chesapeake Wholesale Market

Baker / Kristin McGarity

Caterer / Mike Goins

DJ / Friend

Bridal Gown /

David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses /


Hair Stylist / Heather Turgas

Make-up Artist / Heather Turgas

Invitations / Vista Print

Photography /

Karyn Johnson Photography

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Meet Karyn

Hi friends! I’m Karyn a twenty-something Christian, wife, do-it-yourselfer, chocoholic, and Virginia Tech alum living in Louisville, KY. I’m a wedding photographer by day and blogger by night. You’ll find all kinds of pretty pictures, wedding tips, life updates, and crazy thoughts on this little place I call my internet home.

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