Kara and Jeff - Barn at Edgewood Wedding

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My favorite moment at a wedding is after the giant sigh of relief the bride and groom experience after seeing each other. They are SO happy and SO at peace! Jeff and Kara were a perfect example of this! They were all grins and deep breaths after their first look!

Kara and Jeff had their first look under a lovely old tree, where there was some shade from the hot, hot day! We stole them away and got some photos in front of a gorgeous mountain range and quickly went back inside before any of us melted.

Some other big favorites from Kara and Jeff’s wedding day included the exchange of gifts (tears!), the INCREDIBLY fun bridal party, toasts that elicited dozens of emotions, and TONS of dancing and celebrating. Not to mention the amazing bride and groom, who were the kindest and most fun bride and groom. What a party!

Thank you Kara and Jeff for having us photograph your wedding day. It was a BLAST!

 
 

McKenzie + Demetri - Stover Hall Wedding, Luray, VA

McKenzie and I had only met over email, but even still, I was so excited to meet her! She was so genuine even just via email! I knew she was going to be an incredible soul with an inviting personality. Boy was I right.

Demetri has never met a stranger. The first thing I knew when I met him (and his groomsmen!) that day, was that this was going to be a fun day. Demetri was instantly warm, kind and hilarious.  Plus, he had already professed his love for my husband. See? No strangers at all!

Between the two, they never stopped smiling all day. Like- giant grins, constantly. It was a joy to capture two people so thoroughly in love with each other that they can't help but radiate that love!

Stover Hall was a great location! Between the historic home and the mountain views, we were spoiled to be in such a beautiful venue. They also have a lock wall, on which each bride and groom place a lock after they are married. McKenzie and Demetri were the last two to be on the original lock wall! It was such a neat tradition.

The day was all around wonderful. Fantastic families, and an amazing bride and groom. We couldn't have had more fun! 

Congrats McKenzie and Demetri!

 
 

Brandi + Brent - Bold Rock Wedding, Nellysford, VA

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Brandi and Brent are 100% the definition of nice! They are quick to smile and laugh, which made their day so much fun! Their day was hot, but for the first time in forever, it didn't rain. Hoooooray! After the wedding we were able to ride around Bold Rock (golf caaaaart!) to get some of their portraits. Nellysford has some amazing views!

The wedding venue was beautifully punctuated with tons of signs, all hand made by the bride. She's so creative! And it made the whole place so cozy.

At the end of the night we snuck of the dance floor for some photos under the lights against the "apple" sign. Swoon!

Brandi and Brent, your wedding day had no rain, was full of music, with tons of laughter and love. Perfection! 

 
 

Skyler and Stephanie - Panorama Farms Wedding, Earlysville, Virginia

 
 

The forecast was dismal. The whole creative team held their collective breath while Stephanie and Skyler's day drew closer with little hope of a clear day. When the day finally arrived, sure enough. Rain. And lots of it.

Most brides would have carried the clouds around with them, but not this girl. Stephanie was a ball of effervescent light. She even decided that morning to try and have the wedding outdoors, so it was! And while it rained the whole ceremony, the grins on their faces clearly indicated they cared not one tiny bit. 

The whole wedding was marked by genuine happiness and tons fun. We couldn't have asked for a better bride and groom.  

Thank you Skyler and Stephanie for charging us with capturing your day and for making it so easy. Congratulations!!!