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    Terry + Ally – A Vintage Wedding

    This vintage wedding was truly a celebration of love. The way the Ally and Terry treated each other, looked at each other, spoke to each other — it melted my romantic heart. And their love was not just reserved for each other, but also for every one of their cherished guests. Ally was a high school classmate of mine, and it was such an honor for me to be a witness to her joy and happiness. Their romance is a modern love story — they initially met online through technology, and it was pretty much love at first date. Their love held fast through thick and thin, and culminated in this absolutely gorgeous celebration. Such a visual feast!  The theme was the 1940s, and the vintage wedding was planned to perfection with the help of Darcie from Darling D’s Events.  Everything was perfect — the flowers, roses, peonies, garlands, the teapots ( — it’s impossible to choose my favorite element! Was it the rustic doors from which the bride made her grand entrance? Was it the ring bearer and flower girl’s outfits and signs? Was it the old fashioned limousine? Or was it the setting, Riverside Weddings by Clore in…

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    Matt + Lauren – Rosemont Manor Wedding

    Photographing a wedding is one of my favorite things to do as a photographer, in part because bearing witness to much joy and happiness reaffirms my sense that all is right with the world. Look at these two. Matt and Lauren. What a wonderful, wonderful couple. They both have the same natural warmth and quirky sense of humor that makes them best friends as well as a beautiful couple. They met in karate class at James Madison college, and sparks flew from the very beginning. Boy meets girl, and here they are, embarking on life together. We did an engagement session together at Rosemont Manor past Leesburg, where the wedding would be held. It’s a bit of a hike from Potomac Falls, but what a perfectly lovely spot. This was actually the couple’s THIRD engagement session, as Matt’s mother is a fantastic photographer (Patty Schuchman Photography) in her own right — but who’s counting. Anyway, I think these pictures tell the story of how in sync they are with each other, and what a bright future they have ahead of them. And now for the wedding! My goal as a wedding photographer is to try to capture the actual story…

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    Katie + Andrew – Centreville Wedding

    Katie is a truly luminous person, inside and out. I’ve known her for years, and was so thrilled to have been asked to do the wedding photography for her marriage in October, 2013.  She was married in the Centreville Baptist church, a spacious church with a large sanctuary and a very pretty courtyard.   Then it was off to the church to get dressed and take a few pictures in the courtyard. Katie and Andrew wanted to maintain the tradition where the groom doesn’t see the bride until she walks down the aisle. But we decided to take a fun series of pictures where they could hold hands and whisper to each other just before the ceremony. Then it was time!! The organic simplicity of the white branches and the stones was a perfect complement to the dark wood inside the sanctuary. After the ceremony, we snuck away for a few minutes to Bull Run Park for their first newlywed photographs! Truly a dream setting for wedding photography. Thank you to Tim Pennington, my second shooter, and to Meredith Ehler, hair and makeup artist to the bride.