Stafford Couples Photographer | TBT: Kristi & Colby

Today I’m going to highlight a wonderful couple I’ve had the pleasure of working with twice! Kristi contacted me way back in October 2012 to set up a photo session for her & her boyfriend, Colby, for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. I adored working with them, as rushed as it ended up being, because they chose an unusual location for their session. They opted to drive 45 minutes from Camp Lejeune to New Bern to have their session at Tryon Palace! Their ball was in the complete opposite direction, but they wanted a gorgeous location! The gardens at Tryon Palace are absolutely beautiful, as well as historic.

The next year, I had moved to Florida BUT made a trip back to North Carolina because I had promised a client I would honor her homecoming booking. My week in NC happened to coincide with their ball again, so we got to have some more fun! This session was a bit different. Kristi had been in a really bad accident between the sessions and this was her first time in heels again. Meanwhile, I had recently sprained my ankle. Once again, they opted to drive away from their ball for the session. This time, we went to Fort Macon, which is an old war of 1812 fort that can still have the displays removed and put into use! We had a blast, traipsing up & down some seriously steep steps (Colby even carried Kristi at one point, it was totally adorable!)

Here are some images from BOTH of their sessions. Kristi recently graduated from the University of Mobile with a degree in Nursing! They are currently planning their wedding and I can’t wait to see how beautiful Kristi looks in her wedding gown!


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  15 comments for “Stafford Couples Photographer | TBT: Kristi & Colby

  1. August 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Love that they’ve had multiple sessions of just them! They will love looking back on these. Stafford couples need to document their love for each other the same way!

  2. August 25, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Stafford is lucky to have you as their couples photographer! These are the cutest! Great way to show their love!

  3. August 25, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    These are such fun engagement sessions! You did a beautiful job capturing their joy!!
    And Fort Macon is such a cool spot – I had no idea sessions were allowed there!

  4. August 26, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Wow, just one year later and you’ve moved to Florida, she became a nurse, and he has an extra stripe! Love that you were able to do their Birthday Ball photographs again even though you were only in North Carolina for a short time.

  5. August 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    What an awesome opportunity it must have been to go back and capture one of your favorite couples even after moving! This North Carolina engagement session right before their Marine ball is just the perfect way to capture their love. For Macon was perfect against her hubby to be’s dress blues.

  6. August 26, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    How lucky is this couple that you were visiting at Ball time, and that you were willing to drive great distances for their couple’s sessions. That just shows that Ashley Rescott Photography goes above and beyond for her clients!

  7. August 27, 2015 at 1:11 am

    What a gorgeous set of Marine Corp Ball photo sessions! How fortunate that you were able to capture them in North Carolina two years in a row even though you are now in Florida. They should show these at their wedding, it’s so cute to see how they have grown up a bit between the two sessions.

  8. August 27, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Fun to look at the two different session from their Marine Corp Ball. They are an adorable couple so I understand why you would go to fun locations with them to do portraits. Way to make the treck to photography past clients I’m sure they loved the opportunity to work with you again.

  9. August 27, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Ooh! That dip in the second series of photos when he’s kissing her is my favorite! How fun that you have been able to capture this couple’s growing love for one another and be fortunate enough to photograph two Marine Corp Balls with evening attire. I know this NC couple is thankful for your drive back for their homecoming session even though you moved to Florida. That says a lot about your integrity as a professional.

  10. August 28, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Absolutely GORGEOUS couple, are they not? And to capture them in their finery over the years is such a blessing. Looks like Kristi did very well in those heels, despite her accident. If it had been me, I would’ve broken both of my ankles — Haha! But seriously, these photographs are a real treasure for this Fredericksburg couple. <3

  11. September 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Love your work! Looking forward to seeing the wedding photos.

  12. ash10k
    September 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    What a fun way to include things they love and continue to capture THEIR love. <3

  13. September 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    So sweet, and they’re lucky to have your commitment and ability to travel to them! 🙂

  14. September 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Love this!! Great work! Also, I’m originally from Fredericksburg, so it’s so exciting to see photographers from my old stomping grounds!!! <3

  15. September 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Love this!!! Great work!! Also, I am originally from Fredericksburg, so it’s exciting to see other photographers from my old stomping grounds! 😀 <3

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