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.


My gorgeous friend Catherine, posed for us in another installment of our Styled Shoot series.  She’s modeling a most stunning vintage lace, trumpet gown as well as a show stopping beaded & silk ballgown (with a train for miles!) from Curvaceous Couture in Columbia, MD.  Let me tell you, those ladies up at Curvaceous Couture sure do know how to make high style happen for women with curves!  Catherine also got to model some sparkly, cascading diamond earrings and a most unique “floating” diamond teardop necklace from Mangan Jewelers in McLean, VA.  I’ve never seen a necklace quite like this one.  The diamonds in the teardop have absolutely no settings.  They’re “frozen” into a perfectly clear polymer of sorts and just sit there suspended.  Just jaw dropping!  Last, but certainly not least, Shelley’s Floral Enterprise provided the gorgeous cabbage rose and gardenia bouquet which was the perfect match of elegance and romanticism for this classic venue at Murray Hill in Leesburg, VA.

Stay tuned for our next installment!