Lauren & Keith

You wouldn’t believe my excitement when Lauren, one of our sweetest brides, sent me a Facebook message about doing maternity photos!  Between the wedding planning process, the wedding itself (a stunning one at Veramar Vineyard), and then the post wedding photo & album design process, wedding photographers (or at least myself) tend to get attached to our clients.  We feel like we’ve seen this window into such an amazing time in their lives that you can’t help but root for your clients in all that they do.  That’s why it’s even that much more special when they come back!  

Without further ado, I’d like to show off some of the images we made of Lauren, Keith, and soon-to-be-here Eli! 

Pregnant is the new skinny!”  LoL!  Love Lauren’s sense of humor….isn’t she the cutest?!

Lauren & Keith informed me that Baby Eli will be the next big NFL quarterback.  Preferrably for the Baltmore Ravens.  Make a note for your future fantasy teams NFL fans!

I couldn’t stop laughing with this one…

Custom Wedding Albums

Check out these super cool, custom wedding albums we made for our clients Kerry & Gary!  First off, Kerry & Gary are just about the cutest couple ever.  (I mean, when you’re names rhyme together, you have to be, right?!)  They had a fabulous wedding in Summer ‘11 in Pittsburgh, PA that we were lucky enough to photograph.  Since I know Kerry from college (across the hall roomies!) Kerry had us there the entire day.  Now, full day wedding shoots are great, but they definitely come with a TON of photos.  So many so, that Kerry simply couldn’t narrow down her choices into JUST one album.  She proposed the idea of a “ceremony” album and a “reception” album and I thought it was brilliant! 

She decided to mix the traditional with the modern by using a black faux leather (eco & animal friendly!) with an inlaid, acrylic cameo, and simple engraving of their names.

We really wanted to emphasize Kerry & Gary’s playful nature, so we added some engraving to the spines of the albums.  Cute, and super easy to spot on the bookshelf!

The contrasts of black and white keep this album looking sharp and timeless!

One of my aboslutely FAVORITE features of our albums is the flush mount printing.  No seams!!  This is SO great for the custom designing of layouts that we do because we can tell the story of the day with no split seams or binding gutters to worry about.   Also, the quality is so awesome, even our matte pages (shown here) are coated with a special polymer that resists finger printing, water damage, and even allows permanent marker (Sharpie!!) to be wiped off!  Seriously!

Here’s a close up of the seamless binding.  Pretty good, eh?

So there you have it!  A peek into our custom wedding albums.  If you’re curious about all the other leathers, fabrics, suedes, faux materials, shapes, sizes, and papers we have to offer, make an appointment to stop by the studio one day.  Trust me, you’ll be inspired! I absolutely LOVE to make the albums.  For me, it’s the ultimate keepsake of your wedding day.  The day ends, the food is eaten, the DJ is gone but you still have your story, frozen in time within the pages of your album.  With it, you can go back and relive that special time in your lives anytime you want!

Candy & Brian

Let me first start off by saying these photos are a product of modern technology!  Way back in the day, I grew up with Candy.  Like most things in life, we moved & lost touch.  Through the modern “miracle” of Facebook and the “people you may know” feature, we found eachother again!  We were both all grown up, and Candy had married Mr. Right and was super excited to be able to model for us.  She pulled out her own wedding dress and veil for the photos, as a reminder of their special day.  Candy models a beautiful, snowflake inspired vintage necklace from Mangan Jewler’s estate jewlery, as well as a beautiful solitare ring.  They both are showing off a classically romantic bouquet and boutineer from Shelley’s Floral Enterprise.  Belle Soeur provided the simple but elegant hairstyling and makeup, and Murray Hill in Leesburg, VA posed as the awesome venue.

Melissa & Cesar

Melissa & Cesar are an absolutely stunning couple.  They both have a serenity and beauty about them, and they just radiate with happiness.  Melissa models a striking haltered gown and Cesar a classic tuxedo, both from Annalee’s Formals in Ashburn.  Their classic, yet modern “polka dot” bouquet and boutineer from Bergeron’s Flowers add a dash of spunk to their classic look.  They both model wedding rings from Mangan Jewlers and Melissa is wearing some beautiful and versatile earrings from Mangan’s that can be worn both as a post AND a little drop heart earring.  Belle Soeur provided the elegant updo and makeup to complete the look.

A Capsriffic Engagement!

I just finished these photos and I was so excited I could hardly wait to post them (but maybe that’s just my Washington Capitals fan-dom coming through)!  When Jill and Chris said they wanted to do something realllly fun and Caps related at their engagement shoot, I remembered just the ticket; Slapshot! 

Now, the Slapshot appearance was quite the surprise to Jill and Chris.  We met in Georgetown and started taking some photos in the canal and wandered around until about the 1/2 way point of our shoot when I told them to switch into their Caps gear.  You wouldn’t believe MY surprise when Chris unknowingly pulled out a Slapshot jersey!  This was going to be perfect!  As I’m taking a couple photos in the jerseys I start to notice Chris really lighting up.  He nudged Jill and her jaw dropped and she exclaimed “No WAY!” as they saw Slapshot strutting up the street, waving.

Though our 20 minutes with Slapshot was brief, I’d say that we loved every minute of it!


Slapshot is a ladies bird.

Now time for the romantic stuff.  :-)