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Jessica & Rob – Engaged! – Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Meet Rob and Jessica. They are so unique and were up for some fun during their engagement session, which I of course, love. We started out at their Golf Club in Washington DC to take some casual images of them sharing their love and golf and each other….until we were chased off of the course by an employee. Whoops!

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Neither he nor the rainy weather dampened our spirits, so we headed off into the city to get some more fun shots, but not before stopping at their house to collect their dog!

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One of their favorite landmarks is the Atlas Theatre Sign, so of course we had to do a couple sweet and saucy images there.

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We then just walked around, talking and stopping at whatever moved us. I have to say, these two rocked every locatin suggestion I had. Jessica oozes sex appeal and Rob is just so cool.
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We rounded out our evening at Union Station. Such gorgeous lighting and a fun fun couple.
I can’t WAIT to photograph their wedding in May:)
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Megan + Brent | Married! | Fairfax Wedding Photographer

Megan and Brent were married on a VERY rainy day in Springfield. Ironically, (or awesomely) they were married at the same church I was married at; St. Raymond’s of Penafort Catholic Church. It has a gorgeous blue alter and I love photographing weddings there!

Because of the rain, Megan and Brent decided to get ready there and didnt let the rain dampen their spirits at all.
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During our pre-wedding date, Megan described her dad as the most giving man on earth. She sure loves her daddy, and look how happy he was for his daughter on her day. I also get the warm and fuzzies from Brent when he sees Megan for the first time….

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Megan was ALL smiles during the ceremony. Just look at her face after they exchanged vows and rings. Love it!
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Megan, Brent, and their wedding party bravely decided to venture to a soggy Burke Lake for some super fun portraits. They were such troopers, and Megan insisted on a group picture on the playground. I’m telling you – this couple is so fun loving and was a joy to work with!

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Their reception was at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Lakes. It’s newly remodeled and looks so gorgeous and modern inside. This was one of the first wedding post remodel and everything about their ballroom was spectacular. What a pretty pretty reception!

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I even talked the group into sneaking out back for another quick shot. Love that wall and those columns!

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Megan and Brent were annouced as Husband and Wife and went straight into their first dance…

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and then Megan and her Father shared their dance…

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Finally it was time to cut the cake and get their party on!

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Congratulations Megan and Brent. I know you’re fun spirit and love of life will carry you through a happy marriage. So lucky to have shared this beautiful day with you.
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Karen + Chris | Expecting | Virginia Maternity Photographer

In honor of baby A’s impending birth tomorrow, I’m honored to share Karen and Chris’ maternity session. I have too much love for this couple to fit in one blog post but it all started when I photographed their wedding ceremony 4 years ago (well, it all started with Karen during nap times when we were 5!) and now we’re celebrating the impending arrival of their precious baby girl. They met me at one of my favorite locations (behind my house in the Haymarket area) and I couldn’t get enough of their love and Karen’s adorable baby bump, especially surrounded by those gorgeous flowers!
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Then we snuck down the road to do some more casual photographs at LaGrange Winery in Haymarket. Look at this gorgeous model of a mom! Stunning!

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Thank you Chris and Karen for trusting me to capture this sacred time in your lives. Much love to you both and I cannot wait to hold baby A!

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Whitney + Brent | Married! | Fredericksburg Wedding Photographer

Whitney was referred to me by a mutual friend and I’m so thankful I got to celebrate with this beautiful couple. They are such a fun-loving pair and their love for one another is so obvious. Whitney and Brent were married at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fredericksburg. Whitney got dressed there, and it was an emotional scene with her momma.
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The church was beautiful as Whitney and her dad made their way down the aisle. Then it was time for me to capture my favorite moment – when Brent saw his bride for the first time. Look at that smile!

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Then came the vows and first kiss!
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Their reception was at the Inn at Old Silk Mill, also in Fredericksburg. I love this venue – it’s so unique and pretty and rustic and I could go on and on. Whitney really went all out with details – she has a great eye and I LOVED their cozy favors. They stayed true to their personalities and it was so much fun to see the guest kids with their sippy cups in cozys!
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I loved their cake topper (which was their theme and also engraved into their champagne flutes – plus those rings! And those flowers! I die.

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We snuck outside for some formal pictures along the brick wall of the Mill.

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Then it was time to party! First up was Whitney and Brent’s first dance as husband and wife! During the reception they also had time to squeeze in some fun Photo Booth photos and everyone danced the night away:)

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Congratulations Whitney and Brent! A hundred years of a happiness to you both.
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Aundrea + Daniel | Married! | Fredericksburg Wedding Photographer

Aundrea and Daniel were married at his childhood home in Fredericksburg. They met at the dentist – how adorable is that? – and had a gorgeous out door wedding with the sweetest details.
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Aundrea and Daniel wrote love letters to one another and they each opened their letter before the ceremony. Such a sweet tradition!

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I loved loved loved Aundrea’s dress. And her bridesmaids wore such a gorgeous pink. The flower girl was a little shy but adorable yet.

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Following tradition, Aundrea’s father walked her down the aisle, but to add to the sentiment, Daniel’s father married them. Look how excited Aundrea is when her father-in-law pronounces they are officially married!

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After the ceremony, the wedding couple snuck away for a few minutes and I happened to be walking by when I saw them sharing a moment. I had to snap a few pictures and then went on my way to give them some privacy.

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It was finally time to celebrate their nuptials and party it up with friends and family. They finished the night with a sparkler exit and sweet kiss. Congratulations again Aundrea and Daniel, and thank you Samantha for inviting me to be a part of their day!

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