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.  :-)


I had so much fun meeting Kristi and working with her!  She modeled so naturally and so sweet!  She rocks this ruched, fit n’ flare dress from Annalee’s Formals in Ashburn, VA.  The “fireworks” bouquet by Bergerons flowers couldn’t have been more unique with the black calla lillies and green, beaded handle (which PERFECTLY matched the peridot ring & necklace from Mangan Jeweler’s in McLean, VA).

Jaime & Bobby

When I put out a call for models for our styled shoot, I was thrilled when our former bride & groom Jaime & Bobby answered.  We had such a wonderful time with getting to know them at their wedding—(and later with Jaime’s Pampered Chef business!) that it was great to get to see them all dolled up again.  Belle Soeur did a beautifully classic inspired hair do, complete with a romantic flower pin from The Flirty Blossom.  Jaime also modeled matching “floating” teardop earrings (with white AND yellow diamonds, oooh la la!) to the floating teardrop necklace and vintage inspired engagement ring by Mangan Jewelers.  Shelley’s Floral Enterprise made a most gorgeous Autumn inspired bouquet to compliment the turning leaves of October.