Christine & Paul's Courthouse Wedding

Christine and Paul are a breath of fresh air. A totally devoted couple.

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They traveled from Virginia Beach to one of Christines favorite places, Leesburg, for an adorable wedding at the historic courthouse. Id only talked to them on the phone prior to the wedding so I was super excited and anxious to meet them on the day of the wedding. It was a gorgeous afternoon and Paul came walking up with his father, huge smile on his face. You could tell he was over the moon about getting married in a few minutes.  Soon we were joined by a few grandparents, aunts and uncles, and Christines parents and together everyone set up the video conference call on Pauls phone so that the family and friends far away could attend the wedding via cyberspace.

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The ceremony was simple & sweet and perfectly them. I was moved by their devotion to one another. After the ceremony there were some celebratory family photos and then we did a portrait session with just the two of them. Christine & Pauls silly and fun loving personalities came out and we had a blast photographing in downtown Leesburg. Check out some of their fun day below!

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Rachel & Robert's Union Mills Homestead Wedding

Rachel & Robert are a sweet couple from Vermont that decided to do a destination wedding in Westminster, Maryland at the historic Union Mills Homestead as a central place for all their family and friends to gather and celebrate their devotion to one another. They even brought their senior fur-baby, Peanut, to celebrate their big day! I was thoroughly impressed with the casual elegance of every detail. The whole family pitched in making the bouquets and centerpieces, setting up all the details, Rachel even made and decorated her own cake and Robert brewed all the beer, cider, and mead for the reception! Check out all the beauty below! 


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Vendors:

Venue - Union Mills Homestead

Catering - Kountry Kafe: Tom Schuman

String quartet: Labrador Entertainment, LLC: Jason Labrador

DJ - Stinger DJ: Dennis Stem

Hair & Makeup - Designer’s Edge Salon


Dawn & Steven's Gramercy Mansion Engagement

This engagement session was truly one for the memory books! Dawn and Steven loved their wedding venue, Gramercy Mansion so much that they decided to do their engagement photos there. Knowing just how beautiful and expansive the grounds are there, I had absolutely no complaints! Those grounds are a photographer’s dream! Pair that with a couple that is madly in love and it’s a recipe for engagement session perfection. That is, until, Mother Nature decided to intervene. We thought we might skirt the rain and get it in before the session but nope! It was pouring! Thunder, Lightning, the works. Thankfully, Dawn and Steven had a great sense of humor about the whole thing and were happy to photograph inside the mansion. After all, there was plenty of room! Well, in the middle of shooting inside, the power decides to go out! Ack! Thank goodness I have battery operated lights to work with! While it’s not my “typical” style to utilize studio lighting for an engagement shoot, I was thrilled with the dramatic results! It matched the drama and elegance of the venue and was a perfect compliment to the romance between Dawn & Steven. Take a peek at the photos below!


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Vendor:

Venue - Gramercy Mansion

Stephanie & David's Hotel Le Meridien Wedding

There’s something so magical about a perfect city wedding and Stephanie and David nailed it at Arlington’s Hotel Le Meridien. Vibrant blues & pinks accented their rooftop patio ceremony (complete with beautiful views of Georgetown) and their intimate reception in the Amuse Restaurant. To top it all off, Steph & David are a stunning couple, filled to the brim with admiration for each other. Love radiated from them and their families as they danced the night away. Check out the photos below! 


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Vendors:

Venue: Hotel Le Meridien

Cake Designer: Cakes by Happy Eatery

Makeup: Makeup by Dina

Music/DJ: MSE Productions

Florist: The Little Flower Bud

Kristin & Lecky's Secret Garden Wedding

When I first met Kristin and she told me of her plans for a “Secret Garden” wedding at Morven Park I was hooked! Morven Park was the perfect venue to carry out that theme and with all the details she planned, it was just perfect! From Kristin’s perfectly blush dress from LeReve Bridal with the custom crystal bolero, she was a vision on wedding day! The groomsmen were decked out in blue suits (which was awesome and all groomsmen should have more color). They had hung gorgeous crystal chandeliers throughout the gardens and the reception was full of white linens, blush pink blooms, crystal candelabras and a clear top tent (which I had never seen before)! Check out the photos below. 

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Vendors:

Venue: Morven Park

Dress: Le Reve Bridal

DJ: DJ Romin