Tao + Jesse Wedding Portraits | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography by Skyryder

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse Wedding Portraits | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography by Skyryder

Tao + Jesse Wedding Portraits | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography by Skyryder

I was so happy when Tao and Libingwan Cao (she goes by Jesse) contacted me to photograph their wedding portraits at the Natural Bridge near Lexington, Virginia. First of all, what a gorgeous location, and second, they are two adorable people.

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao is from Shanghai and Jess is from Chongqing, China but the actually met while attending Temple University. They actually started dating on Black Friday (11/26/2010). Tao later went to Villanova and after he graduated he received a job offer from Wells Fargo. Tao moved to Charlotte in June of 2014. Three months later Jesse graduated and moved to Charlotte to live with Tao.

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

They were married at the Charlotte court on 1/5/2016 but didn’t have a formal ceremony and wedding reception because of the great distance to their family in China. They had a beautiful little girl! Now that Olivia is over a year old and can make the long trip home to China, they are going back for the wedding ceremony. It is going to be a long awaited celebration of a wonderful family.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them!

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

TTao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography

Tao + Jesse | Natural Bridge Wedding Photography