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2018 WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT WRAP UP

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February 8, 2019

2018 Weddings & Engagement Wrap Up!

Much like my late holiday newsletter, this 2018 wedding and engagement wrap up is equally late. Fashionably? Late? Let’s go with it. Well, TBH, I shot my last wedding of 2018 on December 30th so then I needed to wait until I was finished with it and all that jazz. So anyways – here we are! A quick little blog post with the collection of 2018 weddings and engagements in Virginia, Delaware, South Carolina, Washington D.C., Florida, and Texas!

Brian & Kate – Morrison House – Alexandria, VA

Brian and Kate celebrated their wedding their marriage among close family and friends at the Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria among close family and friends!

 

Cate & Zach – Glen Echo Park Engagement Session

It was a freezing cold March day for Cate and Zach’s Glen Echo Park engagement session! BUT since it was so cold, we had the park to ourselves! I think we only saw another person ONE time! View their full session by clicking, here.

Love in Loudoun Styled Shoot – Middleburg Barn – Middleburg, VA

In March, I had the honor of photographing a beautiful citrusy styled shoot at a brand new venue in Middleburg, The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm! View the full styled shoot by clicking, here!

Clinton & Monica – Old Town Alexandria Engagement

I had so much fun photographing Clinton and Monica – they were so easy to work with and made a very chilly day a lot of fun! View more of their engagement session by clicking, here!

Adam & Sarah – Richmond Wedding

I photographed my cousin Adam’s wedding in March! We took portraits at Magnolia Grange, they got married in their church, and we partied at Havana 59 in downtown Richmond! Their first look was totally addddorabbbleeee. View their wedding by clicking, here!

Mai & Alex – Arlington Rooftop Engagement session

When Mai suggested a rooftop engagement session, I was ALL ABOUT IT! You can’t tell but it was FREEZING and WINDY and these two handled it like total champs. I’m obsessed with these photos! View their entire engagement session, here!

 

Gina & Mark – Cherry Blossom & Blagden Alley DC Engagement

Colorful murals and pastel pink blooming trees! Gina and Mark tied in their love of coffee, DC murals, and classic DC cherry blossoms into their engagement session! View their engagement session, here!

Megan & Jared – Charleston beach Engagement

Oh em gee! This Charleston beach engagement session was such a blast! Megan is never not smiling. When she mentioned wanting to be very casual and including their beach bikes, I was alllll about it. Megan and Jared are adorbs and I spend the weekend with them! View more of their early morning engagement session, here!

 

Kathleen & Matt – Great Falls Engagement session

Kathleen was my cousin’s maid of honor and now I get to photograph her as the bride! I had a great time taking Kathleen and Matt’s engagement photos at Kathleen’s parent’s property! Their whole driveway is LINED with cherry blossom trees – pure magic! Kathleen’s siblings also followed us around as a personal hype squad which made the afternoon a total blast. View more of their session, here!

 Meredith & Jeff – Gravelly Point engagement

Meredith and Jeff – two super easy people to work with! I met them for the first time at Gravelly Point and felt like we had already been pals for a while. Even though Meredith isn’t really a Steelers fan, she appeased Jeff for a few photos… view more of their session, here!

Brian & Kelly – Middleburg Wedding

These Hokies tied the knot in Middleburg! After sharing a super sweet first look in the Herb Garden, Brian and Kelly said I Do in a church just down the way after coming back to start the reception off with Enter Sandman to get the dancing started! View their Middleburg wedding, here!

Megan & Jared – Big Chill Beach Club Delaware Wedding

Megan and Jared – where do begin! This was without a doubt the most colorful beach bash wedding I’ve ever photographed! Their story of how they met is one for the books – they met on a PLANE! I loved their Hawaiian themed wedding on the beach and loved the energy of their day even more. View more of their Bethany Beach wedding, here!

Gina & Jeff – Salamander Resort/Quattro Goombas Wedding

Gina and Jeff are high school sweethearts that I’ve known since we were kids! Their outdoor ceremony got rained out but that was the last thing on their minds! They said I DO at Salamander then headed over to Quattro Goombas where they ate/danced/drank all night long! View their entire wedding, here!

Haley & Kim – First Landing State Park Virginia Beach Engagement

I loved photographing Kim and Haley’s engagement session at the beach! We basically had the park to ourselves for most of the evening. The prettiest light and lots of laughs plus photos with their cute dog! View their sandy engagement session, here!

Celia & Matt – Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session

I loved taking photos of Celia and Matt at Sugarloaf Mountain. We started on the gravel road that reminded me of French countryside and ended up at the overlook! Celia and Matt have been living long distance for months while Celia is over in Taiwan teaching! Long distance wedding planning!! View more of their session, here!

Meredith & Jeff – InterContinental Wharf DC wedding

It was the rainiest day ever but honestly it didn’t matter because Meredith and Jeff handled it so well. We still managed to take great portraits outside over the overhang! I stood in the rain under and umbrella to capture the group! Haha – behind the scenes photos on the blog of that… View more of their DC wedding, here!

Maura & Mark – Libby Hill Park Engagement

Miguel and Margarita definitely stole the show in the beginning of this engagement session but we left the dogs at home for the rest of their session up at Libby Hill Park – one of my favorite spots in Richmond for sunset! It was a little cloudy when we got there but still gorgeous! View more of their engagement session, here!

libby hill richmond engagement

Mai & Alex – The Showroom DC Wedding

Remember Mai and Alex from their rooftop engagement? They also tied the knot on a rooftop in DC! I loved Mai’s florals, their emotional first look, and donut bar and the reception – 10/10 delicious!  View more of their Showroom wedding, here!

Alyssa & Joel – Georgetown Engagement session

Met up with Alyssa and Joel in Georgetown which is such a pretty place for photos because I’m obsessed with all the ivy, stone, brick and charmmmm, am I right?! Cannot wait for their wedding in the Outer Banks this May!!! View their full session, here!

Erica & Thorne – Stone Tower Winery

So this was my sister’s wedding! All I wanted to do was take TWO portraits of them on their wedding day… and I kept my word! I took two portraits and a few that morning of details as we all got ready and that’s it! It was pretty crazy but I was having SO MUCH FUN as a bridesmaid and I loved that two of my good friends were capturing their day!! Shoutout to Bethanne Arthur Photography who shot the real deal!

Gina & Mark – Carnegie Institute for Science DC Wedding

Gina and Mark’s DC wedding was absolutely one of my faves! Portraits on the steps of the Carnegie Institute for Science were so epic and classic! Gina shared a super sweet first look with her Grandma which was totally adorable. View more of their beautiful wedding day, here!

Helen & Kyle – Rock Creek Park engagement

I visited Rock Creek Park for the first time for Helen and Kyle’s engagement session! It was beautiful! I also loved taking a little (muddy) walk to the bridge in the woods and so glad we ended their session on the rocks! So pretty! View their fall engagement session, here! Can’t wait for their DC wedding this Spring!

Casey & Ben – Bear’s Den Overlook – Bluemont, VA

I absolutely loved Ben and Casey’s mountain top engagement session at Bear’s Den Overlook! At first we got a little lost (oops) on the way to the overlook ahaha but we finally found it. It DID start to rain for a little bit but luckily it stopped! Ben and Casey also included their dog, Brooks, and wine… so it was an overall awesome engagement session! View their engagement session, here! Can’t wait to see them again this Fall!

Cate & Zac – Leesburg, VA Wedding

Cate and Zac’s wedding was full of so many sentimental details! Beginning with the scrapbook that Zac gave to Cate with included photos and keepsakes throughout their entire relationship! My next favorite thing was Zac’s jacket with his mom’s name embroidered inside because she had passed away. There were SO many sweet, thoughtful moments that you’ll just have to see for yourself. View their private estate wedding, here!

Kari & Pat – DC Wharf Wedding

Kari and Pat officially tied the knot in a small ceremony with family and friends at the DC War Memorial on Friday and had their official photos and party on Saturday! They shared their first look at the epic Library of Congress, met the wedding party at the Jefferson Memorial, and they ate/danced at the Dockmaster’s Building on the Wharf! View more of their DC Wharf wedding, here!

Modern Tuscany Styled Shoot – Upper Shirley Vineyards – Charles City, VA

Back in October, I photographed a gorgeous styled shoot which I have yet to fully blog (so don’t think you missed it!). I teamed up with Alana Futcher of Chancey Charm and Casey of Stems & Sweets to brainstorm this beautiful “Modern Tuscany” themed shoot! We loved brainstorming this one together and I can’t wait to work with these talented vendors in the future! Keep your eyes peeled for this stunner in a future post!

Maura & Mark – Maymont Park Richmond, VA Wedding

I loved shooting Maura and Mark’s intimate Maymont Park wedding in Richmond! Remember them from their Libby Hill engagement session?! I loved their sweet first look in the Italian Gardens at Maymont followed by their fun filled portraits. These two were so chill to work with and had an awesome dinner party at ShagBark after their ceremony. View their Richmond wedding, here!

Chelsea & Trey – Forest Hill Park Richmond engagement

Chelsea and Trey included Forest Hill Park in their engagement session because it’s a spot they love to take their dog, Brinkley, to! B-man stayed home from the park because we didn’t want him to run away but we got some cute ones outside their house! Loved that Chelsea included champagne and glasses Trey’s mom had gifted them as a special touch to their session! Can’t wait for their Richmond wedding this June! View more of their Richmond engagement session, here!

Emily & Heather – Monument Avenue Richmond engagement

Emily and Heather wanted to incorporate their favorite Richmond things – murals AND Monument Avenue! Who can say no to Monument avenue in the Fall? Gorgeous colorful trees that line the road! I’m so pumped I finally got to take photos in front of that super colorful mural, too! View more of their Richmond engagement session, here!

Kim & Haley – Key West Wedding

Without a doubt one of the most fun wedding weekends I’ve ever been apart of! It started with me attending their bachelorette on Thursday, sunset catamaran cruise on Friday, and capturing these two crazy love birds on Saturday under palm trees. Filled with sun, an incredibly fun bunch of people, and so much DANCING! View more of this colorful Key West wedding, here!

Audubon house key west wedding

Monica & Clinton – Belmont Country Club – Ashburn, VA

This foggy, wintry wedding was so classic and elegant and I’m in love with so many of the images! The fog only enhanced their photos to look more romantic if you ask me! I’m just thankful that Clinton and Monica lasted outside for as long as they did with the freezing December temps and MIST! True champs! View more of their winter wedding, here!

Maddie & Luke – Star Hill Ranch – Austin, TX Wedding

The last wedding of 2018 happened December 30th in Austin, TX! This was one for the books! I felt nothing short of family upon arriving to Maddie and Luke’s wedding weekend. Greeted by bear hugs by both of them and showered with kindness from their family and friends all weekend, it was truly so incredibly special to capture their day. View more of their Texas wedding, here!

THAT’S a WRAP! Thank you to all of the amazing people I got to work with in 2018! Couples, wedding vendors, friends, families, everyone who let me capture a part of their lives! Year after year, I can’t believe this is what my job is. It fills my life in ways you couldn’t imagine. I’m thankful for the opportunities of creating photos that will last until the end of time. Creating images that create timeless memories that bring excitement and joy and emotion into so many lives! Cheers to 2018 and the beginning of 2019!!!

 

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