Have you ever photographed in a freezing wind tunnel? Well, after this session, I can accurately say that I have. I am ENDLESSLY impressed with this couple for being such troopers during this session despite the weather. Rachel and Charles rarely lost their smiles even when the temperatures randomly dipped to the 30s! Spring can […]
April 23, 2021
As doctors, no one knows the pandemic more intimately than these two. I think that’s why Kacey and Dan went through with a masks on ceremony in 2020. They knew there is no guaranteed end date to COVID-19. In fact, they originally had planned this brunch wedding at an entirely different hotel! Mere days before, […]
October 19, 2020
Rain didn’t steal any joy from these two on their wedding day! I’ll be honest, a lot went not-according-to-plan during Renee & Rob’s wedding day: no one knew how to tie a bow tie, the ceremony was moved inside, and a number of logistics went awry… they actually used my wedding ring in their ceremony! But when it came down to it, these two handled it with grace and experienced the day with joy and laughter which is exactly how they will handle all obstacles in life!
June 10, 2019
Kaitlin & Ishan love each other so much that they got married TWICE. These newlyweds wanted to honor Ishan’s heritage and have a large traditional Indian wedding in India as well as this stunning wedding at Stone Tower Winery! Their multi-day celebration in India was the first ceremony to honor their eternal commitment before also affirming their commitment in a church in Virgina. I think it’s amazing when two people of different backgrounds blend their heritage and honor tradition in both ways!
April 10, 2019
When two hand written vows have the same opening line.. you know it’s love!! Stef & Mark have a love that you know will last a lifetime. You can see it in these images… the way mark changes her shoes, the way Stef wrinkles her nose when she laughs at his jokes every single kiss ended with a smile. This fall wedding was one of my all time favorites because this pair was a match made in heaven.
December 12, 2018
Tory and Andrew… what a pair. If there was ever a lucky wedding day, this was it. The forecast said rain for DAYS but when it came time for these nuptials, we got even light and perfect temps! We even got a double rainbow at the end of the night! These two big Italian families had a beautiful day starting with champagne in the morning and Blue Valley wine at night. The affair was made even more special knowing that Andrew has a deployment coming up. Everyone got to cherish seeing these two celebrating the happiest day of their lives’ together in front of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
September 20, 2018
What a bombshell couple these two are!! Diane is actually Ben’s best friend’s little sister! I have known the Mechners since Ben and I started dating so this was a blast to finally meet Diane and Cam in person! These two met at Robinson (when they were 10 years old!) and started dating in their high school years. Cam actually asked her to homecoming by decorating her mininvan in the Robinson parking lot. They then went to college across the country from one another, him at USC and her at UVA, but they managed to make the distance work. Like a true romantic, Cam proposed to Diane in the same parking lot in the same manner he asked her to homecoming all those years ago: he decorated her car with a very different question- ‘Will you marry me?’
September 8, 2018
Sky and Dallen are two awesome humans that like to have a great time. Sky is actually a wedding photographer herself so I just knew that this day would be super photogenic and perfect for image making! These two met at William and Mary and decided to tie the knot just feet from where they first met. In keeping with campus tradition, they did their first look at the Crim Dell bridge: a spot where lovers can walk across to give them good tidings and a strong bond for life. The rest of the day was just as magical.
August 9, 2018
Although I’ve known these two for under a year, I feel as though we were meant to be best friends! Perhaps that’s how all athletes feel; we tend to value the same things and approach life in very similar ways. Kelsey and Brett are big fitness fans and live healthy lives filled with good friends, family and good (home-cooked) food. Kelsey and Brett met online and went for their first date to bike around the National mall. It only seems natural that these two would plan a stunning laid back wedding with tons of friends, games and wine.
August 5, 2018
Michelle contacted me a few weeks before this session; she and her fiancé Tommy had decided to elope and wanted to get married within the month. Just them, and officiant and me. We planned a time and location but these two just couldn’t wait! In true elopement fashion, they went down to the Fairfax Courthouse and tied the knot before this photo session even took place! They chose Bear’s Den because it represented them: they love the outdoors and are a super adventurous couple that needs no frills or pomp and circumstance of a traditional wedding.
July 21, 2018