January 22, 2016
What a year – this is the post you’ve all been waiting for (or maybe I’m just really excited!)! The Best of 2015: Weddings!! It IS most definitely the longest post of the year but in my opinion, one of the prettiest! Thank you to all the fantastic brides and grooms who asked me to capture one of the most important days of their lives. I also had the opportunity to second shoot for some fabulous photographers through the wedding season! This post is jam packed with my favorite portraits, moments, and memories of the 2015 wedding season!
2015 started with Candice and Mike’s Valentine’s Day wedding at Fauquier Springs Country Club! Black and gold and the most beautiful bridesmaid’s dresses that everyone was in LOVE with! Remember how the lights went out and never came back on?? Their wedding definitely takes the prize for “craziest thing to happen”! I’m just glad that Candice and Mike didn’t let it ruin their day!
Her smile couldn’t be any bigger! She was SOOOO excited for the first look!** This isn’t the prettiest photo but it is the REALEST moment! The moment the lights went out during their ceremony and didn’t come back o!! **
So this technically wasn’t a REAL wedding… it was a styled wedding shoot from the Katelyn James Workshop I went to in April! Of course I was in LOVE with the colors and theme!
How COOL is this flower wall?????Amanda Veronee totally nailed it with these gorgeous flowers!I was a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding in Chicago but her photographer let me snap a few! I couldn’t help myself!!
In early May, I had the pleasure of second shooting with Megan Chase Photography for Wes & Dawn’s big day!I liked Dawn’s square ring and the extra bling in the back of this shot!I totally dig the reflection/illusion in the windows.
Kara-Lee and Dan’s Woodend wedding was definitely the most colorful wedding of the year! I actually used the hotel floor for this shot! The wood was the perfect backdrop for the little details!
In June, I second shot with Alicia Lacey Photography at The Barn at Walnut Grove!
This kid cracked me up because he got “mad” when I told him he probably shouldn’t throw beanbags at the hanging flowers because they were starting to get tangled and ruined.I loved shooting at The Black Horse Inn in Warrenton! How cool are these bridesmaids dresses?Yay for dogs at weddings! Especially dogs that smile at the camera!Definitely the craziest first dance! The groom did a Michael Jackson mashup and completely ROCKED it!
Can you see the keys flying out of their hands? The bride and groom locked their love lock on the bridge at Old House Vineyards!Right before an epic rain storm we managed to get in some bride and groom portraits!
Cassie and David’s navy and yellow Boar’s Head Inn wedding in Charlottesville was GORGEOUS! Cassie was beaming all day… you’ll see!
I loved this moment between Cassie and her parents!The golden light POURED through that willow tree and I was in love!I don’t think you can do anything but smile at how happy these two were during the father/ daughter dance!YES! MARRIED!! Favorite exit shot of the year!
September brought on a triple! I second shot three weddings in a row – Friday through Sunday!!
First up was Lauren and Tony at the stunning Veritas Winery with Alicia Lacey Photography! The golden light pouring over the vines during their ceremony – breathtaking!Lauren and Tony’s adorable newborn daughter, Luna, joined in for some photos!LOVE this! She twirled and twirled and when I showed her this photo she said, “wow! I look like a princess!”
Magical wedding glow…**More of a funny moment! The bridesmaids that took a selfie with the DJ… look him looking at me for help! HA!”
The next day I shot in Charlottesville and Veritas Winery again with Stephanie Michelle Photography for Caley and Brandon’s big day!Look at that lace detail!In LOVE with these gorgeous blooms!So happy!It was neat shooting at the same venue back to back to see the transformation of the space from one wedding to the next. I loved Caley and Brandon’s tablescape! The raw wood, the leaves, the gold – GORGEOUS!
The last wedding of the triple threat wedding weekend was at The Old Town Hall in Fairfax with Clara Ann Photography!
The bride and groom love to read so I used this cool swirly book for a backdrop for these rings!Rachel’s bouquet was filled with her grandmother’s brooches! How creative AND special!
At the end of September, I flew to the New Mexico to photograph Mia and Michael’s Santa Fe wedding!
This kid was enthralled with the mariachi band! I just LOVE this picture of Mia’s grandparents listening to the music…Michael and Mia’s dad shared a dance! haha!I had to steal Mia and Michael away for some last minute shots before the sun went below the mountains.
Who remembers the weekend of Hurricane Joaquin!? Nothing stopped Karoline and Bjorn from having the most perfect October wedding in Fredericksburg!One of my favoriteeesssss of the year! Thank goodness for that porch where we were able to take all of our portraits while it was raining!!
These girls had the prettiest of blooms and bridesmaid dresses!
Karoline and Bjorn had the moves!“Don’t stop believing… hold on to that feeeeeelingggg!”
The day after Karoline and Bjorn’s big day, I second shot with Megan Kelsey Photography at the beautiful Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg!
These guys were such troopers when I asked them for one more shot!How gorgeous is Angela’s bouquet??????!!!!
So sweet… Angela and Sam sharing a moment after the ceremony! Officially husband and wife!
I think Angela had one of the prettiest hairstyles I’ve ever seen! Princess hair! or shall we say #hairgoals & #pinterestperfect!Stone Tower Winery has such gorgeous views!