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Winter Wedding – Vienna, Virginia

Meadowlark.Atrium.Winter.Wedding_0005In December, I had the opportunity to assist and second-shoot with an incredibly talented wedding photographer named Victoria Ruan (Victoria Ruan Photography).  A lovely, and rather warm, winter day allowed us ample time outdoors to photograph the gorgeous couple’s first-look photos and portraits. The portraits were then followed by a Persian wedding ceremony (with the prettiest sofreh aghd).  The photos in this post are some of my resulting images.  Thank you so much, Victoria, for letting me work with you!  It was such a joy!

Make sure to visit Victoria’s website, blog and Facebook page to see her beautiful work!
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Jeff & Vicki: At-Home and National Gallery of Art Maternity Session

Vicki&Jeff-Maternity-Home-National.Gallery.of.Art_0034 What a joy to have been able to take these special photos for Vicki and Jeff.  Approximately one year ago, we did a lifestyle photo session in D.C. where we walked around some of their favorite spots.  This time, their session included a little addition. :)  Due to an abnormally freezing cold late-November day, we decided to do part of the session inside of their adorable D.C. row house and then part of the session inside of the beautiful East Building of the National Gallery of Art.  I am so happy we decided to do both because it provided for a nice mix of photos that show the comfort, fun and creativity that defines this lovely couple. Vicki and Jeff, thank you so much for letting me be part of this special moment in your lives!
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Winery & Wedding Styled Shoot (Part III) – Gwen & Raf

Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0049So excited to present Part III of the styled shoot with The Style Collaborative at the stunning Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia.  Part III = Gwen & Raf.  I loved watching Gwen and Raf together…so much joy and happiness! Enjoy the following images of the lovely Gwen and Raf!!Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0046 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0050 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0053 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0040 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0039 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0041 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0051 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0052 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0037 Stone-Tower-Winery-Leesburg-Virginia-Wedding_0054

See Part I here and Part II here.

Thank you to the following vendors for helping make the day happen:

Creative Concept and Co-Host: The Style Collaborative
Event Planning and Co-Host: Sweetface Events
Cake: Sweets by E
Dresses: Soliloquy Bridal
Florist: Creations in Bloom
Hair and Makeup Artist: Alison Harper & Co.
Venue: Stone Tower Winery
Sponsors: H-B Photo Packaging;  Leather Craftsmen;  Pixifi

Todd, Samantha and Ruby – Kinder Farm Park, Maryland

Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0014Todd and Samantha are the sweetest couple and on a lovely fall evening, we walked around Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, Maryland with their adorable pup, Ruby. We talked, laughed, told some jokes (do you have any green beer?? :)) and took some charming photos. The exciting thing about this photo session is that we took a few additional photos that would be used to announce a very special surprise. One of those special photos is at the end of this post.

Todd and Samantha, thanks for letting me spend the evening with you both.  And here is to a healthy and happy “special surprise.” :)Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0024Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0023 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0012Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0017 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0005 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0006 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0016 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0010Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0021Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0002 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0026 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0003 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0019
And the special surprise…  (I still can’t get over Ruby’s “smile!!”)Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0025