Their love story is one that began in the halls of their middle school in Hershey, PA- she remembers passing him by, noticing those dark brown eyes. Both harboring a secret crush on the other, they didn’t start dating until their junior year of high school.”We both liked each other but didn’t have the guts to do anything about it,” Mekdesse recounts. When it came time to leave for college, they knew they were facing a difficult task with Corey at Mt. Olive and Mekdesse at VCU, but they pushed their way through four years. Mekdesse attributes the success of their relationship to Corey’s frequent road trips to see her nearly every weekend, and sure enough, a few years later they were tying the knot at the place where it all began- Hershey, Pennsylvania.

But when she received her wedding photos back, her stomach dropped- they weren’t at all was she was expecting. She doesn’t even like pulling out her photos to show family, and she decided it was about time they have photos taken that they’re proud to display in their home. I LOVE redemption sessions, so I was thrilled when she contacted me about a session. And then when she said the words “Middleburg” and “sunrise?” I was hooked.

Corey & Mekdesse, I am so sorry that your wedding photographer disappointed you, but I hope that these photos help to heal that wound a little bit! I thoroughly enjoyed exploring an unknown-to-me part of Middleburg with you both, and I hope you know that I utterly adore you both :). You were such a joy to me at such an early hour in the morning, and I can’t tell you what an honor it was to be able to photograph you two!

We began at sunrise in Middleburg…

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This light right here reminds me of that scene in Pride & Prejudice (2005) where Darcy comes walking up in all his glory! Remember??

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Mekdesse!! YOU ARE SUCH A STUNNER!

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Favorites!!

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I think this was the point that I said “Hey Corey- has anyone ever told you you look like Kanye?” “…no.” “…oh. Well, you do.”

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I love you two.

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Happy Wednesday!

More lovely faces- Corey & Mekdesse’s sunrise Middleburg love shoot

June 20, 2012

  1. molly says:

    oh my gosh this couple is STUNNING! i can’t wait to see their wedding!!!!!!

  2. mmmmmmm love that early morning light!

  3. molly says:

    DOH. they’re already married. i totally missed that. ugh. wednesday fail. but still. THEY ARE FAB.

  4. Kim Usowski says:

    Ahh! The lighting is awesome, I love that glow. Pretty couple too!! 🙂

  5. Rebekah Hoyt says:

    Oh that morning light is glorious!! You really do know how to work your light, girl!

  6. Sarah Neiswender says:

    OMG – These are AWESOME! You guys look great and what a GREAT idea!!!

  7. Makeda says:

    You guys look so nice! I love these pics! Mekdesse…Red is sooo your color!

  8. Ashley Radle says:

    Mekdesse you look gorgeous!!! Great pics guys!

  9. Mekdesse says:

    Abby….I love the pictures! You did such an amazing job! We had such a great time with you and we can’t wait to see the rest:)

  10. Noelle says:

    I love these pictures! They are absolutely amazing. This photographer did a really awesome job of captring the true beauty of her subjects.

  11. Christine says:

    Your clients are always stunning and have great style!

  12. mary says:

    you guys look like movie stars….I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

  13. Diane says:

    What a beautiful couple!!!
    I wish you two the best.

  14. Jen Chesney says:

    Beautiful pics of a beautiful couple!

  15. Emebet Negash says:

    OMG!!! you both look so adorable. I LOVE, LOVE all the pics…
    Make sure I get a copy…love u both 🙂

  16. Karen Field says:

    I loved the last one of all of the pictures. Their happiness is evident in their faces. I agree that you really do know how to work the light. And I can totally picture Matthew McFadyen as Darcy, walking across that field with the look on his face of anxiety as to whether or not Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) loves him and will accept his proposal of marriage.

  17. Cindy Rice says:

    Mekdesse and Cory you looked so happy!! These pictures really capture your personalities!! Mekdesse I can hear you laughing!!
    Love the pics!

  18. Sam Ball says:

    These pictures are nice.

  19. Naomi B says:

    What a lovely couple. These pictures are amazing!

  20. laurane says:

    aww these are beautiful<3

  21. Quick says:

    You guys look extremely happy with each other. Nice pictures, Love is very fresh in the air…

  22. Chris says:

    Amazing how to beautiful people can make each other better, you compliment each other so well.

  23. Tiffany B says:

    Awwww, these pics are absolutely beautiful! Your love is so inspiring <3

  24. Kara says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  25. Rose says:

    What a beautiful couple! I love that red dress.

  26. Wellington Hall says:

    I don’t know what your original photo’s looked like but the two of you look GREAT! I’m so happy that you guys are still together and I wish you many more years.

  27. ZEEK says:

    WOW AMAZING PICTURES PERFECT COUPLE !!

  28. seyum zenebe says:

    I love these pictures.

  29. Balcha says:

    great pictures.

  30. chachu says:

    wonderfull photographs.

  31. balcha says:

    great pictures

  32. David Wright says:

    Great photo’s you guy’s…. Look like movie stars
    The photos speak for themselves, you guys belong together.-

  33. laura says:

    they came out very beautiful im very happy for you guys

  34. Suize says:

    Awe I so adore these photos ! You guys look so beautiful…can’t wait to find this kind of love, I have such wonderful role models love you guys !!!!!

  35. Marie Wilson says:

    You guys look great

  36. Emily W. says:

    Beautiful couple & Awesome photos!!!!

  37. Cindy Boehmer says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! You both look so happy! 🙂

  38. Maki says:

    Your pictures are amazing!!!! You guys make a great couple 🙂

  39. kapu says:

    I love the red on you Mekdesse! You look great together.

  40. berhane says:

    Beautiful!

  41. Momo Kamara says:

    You guys just look beautiful and the pictures are very precious as your hearts are. May God continue to bless you guys with long life and a lot of little rugrats lol…

  42. Georgette Curtis says:

    Corey & Mekdesse,

    Congratulation on your happiness… The pictures are breathtaking!

  43. Urška says:

    That morning sun and that flare…ah-ma-zing 🙂

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