Category: Weddings

Matt + Samantha

An Ashburn, VA Wedding
olive green wedding

We

met them for the first time in Laguna Beach, CA for their engagement session. We quickly fell in love with these two. Their story, their smiles, their joy…. we loved it all. After seven years together, Matt and Samantha became husband and wife on Saturday!! As we started shooting their day, I walked into the hotel suite, hugged Sam and then asked her how she was feeling. Her immediate response was “I’m just ready to see him”. This is understandable… especially for these two. Every moment counts. They don’t have much time together in this season of life because of Matt’s training and Sam finishing law school. Talk about a BUSY schedule!! They have a lot going on right now and so the moments that they do get to share together are so precious. Their first look was enough to draw tears. The way Matt embraced Sam after seeing her for the first time was so powerful.

classic-ashburn-va-wedding

Matt + Ashleigh

A Classic Downtown Norfolk Wedding
downtown-norfolk-wedding

It’s

hard to believe that I’m blogging this beautiful wedding that was shot on a 70 degree day and it’s currently snowing outside!! What is up with this weather?! I’ll admit that I’m a little jealous of these two. Matt and Ashleigh are in the Maldive Islands for the next two weeks!! What an amazing honeymoon! They deserve an amazing honeymoon following their amazing wedding day. I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for several months now. I knew from the very beginning that this sweet couple cares deeply about their photography. It was an honor to be their photographer and capture their beautiful wedding day. As we walked out of the hotel for the first look, the warm air and soft breeze was a pleasant surprise. With the weather we have been having recently, Saturday was such a gift!

purple-gray-norfolk-wedding-half-moon-wedding

Aaron + Melissa

A Clifton Inn Winter Wedding
clifton-wedding-photographer-charlottesville

It was

a bit chilly on Saturday but that didn’t stop the excitement of Aaron and Melissa’s big day. We arrived to a house of bridesmaids, makeup artists and family members running around and preparing for the big day! The joy was contagious. As Melissa sat in the beautiful dining room at Colina Farm and had her makeup done, her bridesmaids ooh’d and ahh’d over how amazing she looked and she wasn’t even in her dress yet! It’s true, Melissa looked stunning. Now I have to admit that when I was shooting her details, I picked up her dress and I was SHOCKED at how light it was! It’s probably the smallest wedding dress I have ever shot! Melissa is so petite and it made shooting her dress so easy! I could hang it anywhere! I loved shooting details in the pure white room that the girls were getting ready in. White walls, big windows, white floors, rustic old furniture.. it was a dream! I could have shot the whole wedding day in that room!

winter-clifton-inn-wedding

Best of Weddings 2013

A Year in Review
1511290_618222501546453_1006532172_n

Here

it is! The biggest post of the year…and this post will probably crash my blog because there are WAY too many images included!! I just couldn’t pick one favorite from each wedding… that’s way too hard! So I have selected and gathered all of the images that make me FEEL something! These are the images that made me proud this past year. And while some may seem ordinary to you, they all have a special place in my heart for random reasons! Maybe it was the composition, the light or even the situation it was shot in. Whatever it was, somehow these images made my “Favorites” list for 2013 and I can’t wait to share this pretty post! Enjoy!!

Tim + Mary Margaret

A Southport NC Winter Wedding
southport-nc-wedding-photographer

Sometimes

you just need a little break from something to really understand just how amazing it is. It’s not that I didn’t love my job during the middle of wedding season, I did!! It’s the best job in the world! But having a few weekends off to enjoy life, my family and the holidays was a such a gift! We celebrated Christmas and then we were off to Southport, NC to photograph Tim and Mary Margaret’s beautiful winter wedding!! They were married in the quaint little town of Southport, NC. This gorgeous place looks like it could be straight out of a movie!! Oh wait… it is! :) If you have seen the movie Safe Haven, it was filmed right there in the heart of Southport! So cool! I have to admit that as we were driving around and scouting locations, I couldn’t help but think “Josh Duhamel” stood RIGHT HERE!! Between the large trees and the beautiful southern homes with their large porches and columns, it was the perfect backdrop for wedding portraits!

southport-nc-wedding-pictures

Archives

() > <
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec