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BEST OF 2016


BEST OF 2016

2016 was quite a year! We were blessed with wonderful clients over the last year and enjoyed photographing several weddings, engagements, families and more. Thank you to all those who support and follow our work. We could not do this without you and are grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow this year in our photography. We are excited about what’s in store for 2017!

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WASHINGTON DC WEDDING: IMAN & GREG


National Cathedral, Bishop's Garden

WASHINGTON DC WEDDING: IMAN & GREG

National Cathedral, Bishop's Garden

One of our greatest joys is photographing the weddings of friends and I was honored to take Iman and Greg’s wedding portraits. Iman and I (Erin) worked at summer camp together over 12 years ago now and have managed to remain friends since then. When she moved up to the DC area, I was so excited! We made some fun memories journeying into the city, sipping tea on the couch, and baking a variety of desserts. This woman is funny, kind, witty and strong spirited. Greg is her perfect match–in intellect, sense of humor, and temperament. I loved capturing these two together!

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ARLINGTON VA ENGAGEMENT: SARAH & EVAN


Lyon Hall, Fort CF Smith Park, Arlington VA Engagement

ARLINGTON VA ENGAGEMENT: SARAH & EVAN

Lyon Hall, Fort CF Smith Park, Arlington VA Engagement

We dodged the rain with Sarah and Evan for their engagement photos and managed to get some sweet, fun photos in the city for lovers–Arlington, VA. After a walk through Fort CF Smith Park we stopped off at one of their first date spots, Lyon Hall and recreated some fun memories (some thumb wrestling also took place)!

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ALEXANDRIA VA ENGAGEMENT: JORDY & JOSH


Huntley Meadows Park, Old Town Alexandria, Carlyle House Gardens

ALEXANDRIA VA ENGAGEMENT: JORDY & JOSH

Huntley Meadows Park, Old Town Alexandria, Carlyle House Gardens

We captured some classic engagement photos with Jordy and Josh in Old Town and Huntley Meadows Park. The fall color had started filling out the tree line and we loved the romantic walk over the marsh lined with reeds. Old Town continues to be one of our favorite romantic spots as well. We loved our time with Jordy and Josh and can’t wait for their wedding next spring!

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ARLINGTON VA ENGAGEMENT: KELLY & CAMERON


Four Mile Run Fall Engagement Shoot

ARLINGTON VA ENGAGEMENT: KELLY & CAMERON

Four Mile Run Fall Engagement Shoot

I’m catching up on some blogging from our busy season, so get excited for some fall colors this week–just before winter officially arrives! I met Kelly and Cameron near Four Mile Run at the beginning of the color change and we found so many backdrops for their engagement photos–rocks and creek, beautiful trees, bridges, benches and great walking paths. Kelly and Cameron wanted a naturally beautiful backdrop that would complement their love of the outdoors. I really enjoyed my day with them!

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WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: BONNIE & AXEL


National Portrait Gallery, American Art Museum, Lincoln Memorial

WASHINGTON DC ENGAGEMENT: BONNIE & AXEL

National Portrait Gallery, American Art Museum, Lincoln Memorial

I met Bonnie and Axel for a wintery engagement at the Lincoln Memorial and the National Portrait Gallery. They moved to the area not long ago and wanted to incorporate some of DC’s iconic monuments into their photos. We had fun exploring some classic DC spots around the Lincoln and took in some of the beautiful architecture (and giant portraits of Tupac and Jerry Seinfeld) at the Portrait Gallery while taking some photos. We ended our session with a little homage to Bonnie and Axel’s home states of California and Oklahoma. I really enjoyed my time with this sweet couple!

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GAINESVILLE VA WEDDING: KIRSTEN & DAVID


Stonewall Country Club, Greenwich Church

GAINESVILLE VA WEDDING: KIRSTEN & DAVID

Stonewall Country Club, Greenwich Church

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Kirsten and David celebrated their beautiful winter wedding at Stonewall Country Club in early December surrounded by loved ones. We were so excited to work with this sweet couple because they were very interested in getting some awesome portraits and so were we! We loved the golf course setting overlooking the lake and their personal ceremony at Greenwich Church in nearby Nokesville. Before an epic dance party (including a line dance performed by the guys in the group), we took advantage of the cool fireplace in the lodge and the outside lights to get some cool night portraits just before it started to rain. Guests sent Kirsten and David off to their top-secret honeymoon destination with sparklers and cheers!

 

Hair: Kirsten Marie Design | Coordinator: Kelsey Daiber | Videography: Altamira Film Co

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LEESBURG VIRGINIA WEDDING: ERIN & STUART


Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

LEESBURG VIRGINIA WEDDING: ERIN & STUART

Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

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Erin and Stuart chose Oatlands Historic House and Gardens for their fall wedding and it could not have been a more gorgeous evening thanks to the hard work of Ryan Hayes at Blue Canary Events. Threats of rain passed just as their ceremony began and we enjoyed getting some beautiful portraits inside and around the historic home. The reception was full of laughter and some bourbon-inspired dance moves. As Erin and Stuart headed down a candle lit path surrounded by bubbles, a classic Duesenburg was ready to drive them into wedded bliss!

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WASHINGTON DC WEDDING: JOSH & ALANNA


Georgetown University, Riggs Library, Top of the Town

WASHINGTON DC WEDDING: JOSH & ALANNA

Georgetown University, Riggs Library, Top of the Town

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Ever since their EPIC engagement shoot at Nationals Stadium this summer, we’ve been excited for Josh and Alanna’s wedding day. They truly value photography and secured some really cool places for us to take photos, including the Avery in the heart of Georgetown, Riggs Library at Georgetown University, and Top of the Town in Arlington Virginia. Each location was special and provided amazing backdrops for this loving and elated couple.Even the threat of rain couldn’t break their spirits (which came and went as fast as it came!). We love that they embrace our Vanity Fair style posing and made the photos effortless and cool. Alanna looked stunning in her Mikaella gown and Josh was sporting his best looking power tie. We also enjoyed their Quaker-style ceremony, where parents and guests gave toasts throughout. We are so happy the photos capture the joy of their beautiful day!

Planner: We Plan You Party (also featured drummer for a couple of songs!) | Venue: Top of the Town | Flowers: Free Spirit Floral | Hair & Makeup: Salon Bisoux | Catering & Cake: Eleven Courses Catering | Shoes: Tieks by Gavrieli | Rings: Hearts on Fire | Jewelry: oohjacquelina | Band: The Original Moonlighters

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VIRGINIA WINERY WEDDING: STEPHANIE & CAMERON


The Winery at La Grange in Northern Virginia

VIRGINIA WINERY WEDDING: STEPHANIE & CAMERON

The Winery at La Grange in Northern Virginia

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Cameron and Stephanie eloped at the Winery at La Grange. After their ceremony the kind people at the winery let us use their property for wedding portraits. We were thankful for some warm fall weather and to still have some colorful leaves on all the trees! And I was thankful to have plenty of time and a sweet, patient couple while we worked on making these photos.

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