Weddings

Eileen & Dustin | Old Town Hall, Fairfax

Eileen and Dustin were wed on a warm fall morning at the Old Town Hall, in Fairfax, Virginia. The beauty of the venue matched that of the joyous couple seamlessly: refined and inviting, open but intimate.

Bay Tree Manor | Spring Styled Shoot

It's been several months now since this shoot, and yet I've still not blogged the other half, so here it is today! Whitney and Robbie, the gorgeous couple that modelled for us, have been married for almost 4 years, but they acted every bit like newly weds. They are doing such a good job keeping the joy alive, and that made it so easy to capture their love for each other. They were joking around and laughing the whole time.

Bridal Portraits | Christen at the Norfolk Pagoda

We had the fun opportunity to get to know Christen Allocco, of Allocco Design a few weeks ago. She just got married this past March and we met up with her at the Pagoda in Norfolk during the golden hour(s) to take some bridal portraits.

Abby & Josh

It's a cold Virginia morning, January 20, 2018. The sanctuary at Oak Grove Baptist Church is dressed in tulle, filled with the murmurs of family and loved ones. But everyone falls silent as Abby and her father round the corner and appear at the end of the isle. Sapphire colored bridesmaids and sharply dressed groomsmen stand at the front of the room, but Josh is all Abby sees. He's holding back tears, but by the time Abby and her dad make it to him, a few have escaped. The pastor prompts everyone to close their eyes and pray- pray for this new marriage that is just beginning.

Jami & Kolton | Wedding

Everybody meet Jami and Kolton! We were fortunate enough to photograph their wedding, and it was amazing. I've never seen a couple handle the last minute mishaps of any wedding day better than these two. Everything came together in the end, though. Like I said, it was amazing. 

 Historic Stratford Hall Plantation wedding, navy and gold, in the Northern Neck of Virginia
 Historic Stratford Hall Plantation wedding, navy and gold, in the Northern Neck of Virginia

The wedding was held at the always beautiful Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County. Katherine's parents had their reception on these grounds as well. Good choice. (They were also married by the same man, Pastor Bowen!! Coincidences abound...)

 "My super power is drinking." - I didn't catch who said that, but it was great.

"My super power is drinking." - I didn't catch who said that, but it was great.

 Historic Stratford Hall Plantation wedding, navy and gold, in the Northern Neck of Virginia
 Pro-tip: Always get ready for the ceremony IN THE SHADE!

Pro-tip: Always get ready for the ceremony IN THE SHADE!

 Kolton had everybody choking up when he first saw his bride to be walking down the aisle. His face says it all.

Kolton had everybody choking up when he first saw his bride to be walking down the aisle. His face says it all.

 Historic Stratford Hall Plantation wedding, navy and gold, in the Northern Neck of Virginia

On the topic of brides, what's the opposite of a bridezilla? Jami Provencher could be an off-brand soda in disguise cause she is SuperChill. The weather was gorgeous and not too hot, the venue, of course, is full of breath-taking scenery. If you're not careful, you could very easily lose a groomsman on the grounds 5 minutes before group pictures. That's a real thing, folks.

We had a blast, and we hope you enjoy the rest of these pictures. 
Congratulations to the newlyweds; we're praying for many years of peace and prosperity!

 Historic Stratford Hall Plantation wedding, navy and gold, in the Northern Neck of Virginia
 Historic Stratford Hall Plantation wedding, navy and gold, in the Northern Neck of Virginia
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 Historic Stratford Hall Plantation wedding, navy and gold, in the Northern Neck of Virginia
 Historic Stratford Hall Plantation wedding, navy and gold, in the Northern Neck of Virginia
 I know, I know, what does this old Japanese man have to do with Jami and Kolton. I admit I took this picture for myself. It was important to me that I remember the chicken with peanut sauce and the man who made it. Mmmmmm. 

I know, I know, what does this old Japanese man have to do with Jami and Kolton. I admit I took this picture for myself. It was important to me that I remember the chicken with peanut sauce and the man who made it. Mmmmmm.