Meg & Thomas { St. Clare of Assisi and Country Club of Fairfax, VA Wedding }

Meg and Thomas were married April 27, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Clifton, VA. They had such a beautiful catholic ceremony, their Spring Wedding was perfect, sunny and just gorgeous, not a cloud in the sky.

I met Meg at her mom’s house in Clifton as she got ready and wow what a beauty! She looked stunning as she slipped on her dress and veil and made her grand entrance so her bridesmaids, mom and best friends could see her excitement that this was finally her day! You could see she was beaming, so calm and  ready to marry Thomas. My second shooter met the guys over at the church and what a handsome groom Thomas was in his textured tux. All the groomsmen looked so dapper.

After the ceremony we headed over to the Country Club of Fairfax,  the venue was draw dropping and decorated beautifully, so gorgeous!!  We took golf carts around the club and got so many gorgeous shots of Meg and Thomas around the course. We only had to dodge a few golfers. 🙂 DJ Craig Wood was fabulous and kept the dance floor hopping all night long! I don’t think the dance floor was ever empty for more than a few seconds, what a fun party and group of guests who came from all over to celebrate. I loved the toast from her father when he said Meg was born screaming, screamed that whole first year, and then again once she turned 13, lol! So glad you met the love of your life Meg. I know it was a long road with Thomas in school to become a doctor but you all did it! You two are perfect together.

Wishing you two so much happiness in your new journey together! Congratulations again! I loved capturing your day. I hope you are enjoying some sunshine on your honeymoon. XO…

Thank you to all the vendors who made the day possible!

Hair- Kayla Dreesen

Makeup- Hyer Beauty

Florals- Twinbrook Floral Design

Cake- Wanda’s Cake of Centreville

Tuxes- Men’s Wearhouse

Groom’s Tux- DC Custom Clothiers

Bride’s Dress- White Swan Bridal, Vienna, VA

Ceremony- St Clare of Assisi, Clifton, VA

Reception- Country Club of Fairfax

DJ- Craig Wood, Perpetual Sound

Music trio- Melissa Dvorak

Harpist- Barbara Brown, Violinist, Henry Tyszler

Second Photography- The Kents Photography

 

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Asher Spring Portraits { 4 months}

I can’t believe Asher is five months old! Being a photographer I love documenting him each month but with the gorgeous Spring weather we have been having, I wanted to get out and take some mother/ son Spring portraits, so we headed down to Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown and when I walked in these gardens my jaw dropped! Hello Gorgeous Spring trees.. forget the D.C Cherry Blossoms, Georgetown was gorgeous!! and without all the crowds. It was a little comical trying to push a stroller through gravel with Lexie in high heels no less, but we did it in with about 15 minutes till  the gardens closed. We made a fun day out of it after, as we walked through Georgetown and found the cutest little cafe that served Cherry Blossom lattes!

I love my little grandson, he has been such a blessing and such a joy! He’s laughing and hugging our necks and is just an all around sweet little boy. I love seeing him grow and having the opportunity to be with him everyday and help raise him. God never makes mistakes. I heard this song on the radio the other day and it just spoke to my heart…

I never knew anything lasts forever till I found you, till I found you,

I never dreamed anything could be better till I found you, till I  found you,

You’re rewriting my story and I’m brand new like the morning

Oh I never knew anything lasts forever till I found you, till I found you. – Phil Whickham

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Meg & Thomas { A Downtown, Culpepper VA Engagement Session }

Meg and Thomas are getting married this week! I am so excited for them.. they are such a cute couple and so sweet together. I met them a couple weeks back in downtown Culpepper for their engagement photos. What a cute little town Culpepper is, so many cute coffee shops and murals that made the perfect backdrop for their session. They actually met online and had their first date at  It’s about Thyme in Culpepper so they wanted to have some photos to document the place where they first met.  Meg is a nurse, and Thomas is finishing up school in the health care field as well, so it’s no wonder these two hit it off, not to mention they are both gorgeous! I can’t wait to capture their love story this Saturday.

Congrats you two!! Meg I can’t wait to see what a gorgeous bride you will be!

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Courtney & Justin { A Rock Hill Farm Wedding, Culpepper, VA}

Courtney and Justin were married this past weekend April 6th, 2019 at the beautiful Rock Hill Farm in Culpeper, VA. As soon as I walked into the bridal suite, I was in love.. pretty bright and white, filled with a gorgeous four poster bed and pretty details. Courtney was calm and collected and excited for her big day!

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful Spring day, sunny with highs in the 70’s for their outdoor wedding. I loved the rustic touches from the barn reception to the old vintage car. The wide open rolling fields and mountains were a perfect backdrop for their portraits. I love how my couples pick a venue that is unique to their personalities. They had so many fun touches at the reception from the margarita bar, to the cookie bar, to the great bbque dinner, yum! The farm animals were so cute as well, and I heard there was even a peacock on the farm, although we never saw it… How fun would that have been to incorporate into their portraits? 🙂

Some of my favorite moments of their day were Courtney’s first look with her dad.. they both were so emotional as he was giving away his only daughter.. it was such a special moment to capture. So many special moments with her mom as well. Also, Justin’s mom was with him in spirit and he wore her picture on his lapel as a gift from Courtney. Before she passed away she said she really hoped Courtney was ” the one”. She got her wish and I know she would be so proud of them both.

Congrats Courtney and Justin! I wish you a wonderful life together and fun on your honeymoon to Punta Cana! XO….

A big thank you to my second shooter Jon Kent of Kent Photography!

Venue- Rock Hill Farm

Cake- Signature Sweets by Amanda

Dj- Jake Ritchie of Dream Dj’s

Decor and planning- Mom & Bride

Second Photographer- Jon Kent Photography

 

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Hannah & Dan { A Beautiful Winter, Wedding at Woodlands at Algonkian, Sterling VA}

Hannah & Dan had the most beautiful Winter Wedding, February 16, 2019. The forecast called for snow earlier in the week, but their day was sunny and clear and filled with the most beautiful light during portrait hour. Their wedding day was on my birthday and it was such an honor to serve such a sweet couple! I loved seeing their love story unfold. The day started with the girls getting ready at the cabin near their venue then we headed over to the church for their Catholic ceremony which is where her parents got married as well, so special! Hannah shared a quick moment standing in the same spot where her mom and and Dad were married as her mom put on her veil. She then shared a first look with her dad, so sweet seeing her dad so emotional! Then it was time to meet Dan at the altar.

These two are both military. Dan a Marine, and Hannah Navy, so they have been separated at different duty stations for long periods during their dating and engagement, however they found time in between to meet wherever they could, and enjoy a love of travel and quality moments together whenever they could find them. You can tell family and the love of serving their country is so important to them, as they come from a family who served. They are so perfect together. Some of my favorite moments of their day were the speeches from family. Hannah teared up as her brother, who is also military and could not attend the wedding sent her a video message sending her his love. I also loved the rocks her sister gave her representing memories from her childhood to her wedding day. So many friends and family came out to celebrate their day! I loved the life size poster of her brother that family danced with to feel like he was part of their day.

Congratulations Hannah and Dan! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness! You finally get to be together after so many years apart, yay! I hope you two are enjoying your honeymoon. XO…

P.S.. The wooden flower bouquet from Etsy is brilliant! They stay pretty forever and looked so real!

Venue- Woodlands at Algonkian

Church ceremony- Ephiphany of Our Lord Byzantine

Florals- Etsy

DJ- Mike Blaufeld

Second Photographer- Daisy Saulls Photography

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