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Kristie & Mike | A Morais Vineyards Wedding

2015-11-03_0057Truth : When it comes to prepping blog posts- this little writing blurb section is incredibly difficult. How do you sum up the most wonderfully special day in just a few paragraphs? And to add to that- how do I accurately describe how much each of these clients of mine mean to me without sounding like the queen of clichés? It’s no easy task- and then people like Kristie and Mike get married- and it just becomes impossible. So far it’s taken me about 45 minutes just to start writing, and I’m about to take a little walk around our little condo for some clarity before I dive in, maybe even grab a snack…gotta reward myself for the 2 sentences I’ve gotten down so far;)

I’ve known Kristie and Mike for a long time- like elementary and middle school long time. Kristie has been one of the most constant friends in my life-  She made the otherwise awkward middle school years bearable and even awesome- and since then I’ve been lucky enough to call her my forever friend.

Mike also walked those same middle school halls as us- and Kristie and Mike developed a friendship through studying woes and competing grades- but it wasn’t until the very end of college that the two reconnected- and the inevitably awesome happened- they fell in love!

Perhaps the most difficult of all portions to write in this wedding recap is describing how wonderfully perfect Kristie and Mike are together. You know how people say that when you meet the right person, they bring out the best in you? Well, separately- these two are spectacular humans. Genuine, kind, compassionate, loving…the list goes on. You can imagine how wonderful September 26, 2015 was when these two came together forever.

Kristie and Mike’s wedding day was one of unending joy. Thinking back quickly on the day- I can think of hundreds of perfect moments. I’ve been lucky enough to relive September 26 a few times now in going through their pictures- and I can’t wait to share with you this contagious joy of a day.

Kristie and Mike- you two are SO dear to me. I hope my lacking words are somehow made up by these pictures:)Thank you both for your wonderful friendship, and for the gift of being your photographer. Infinite amounts of love to you both, Mr. and Mrs. Mags!

 

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VENDORS

Ceremony | Morais Vineyards

Reception | Morais Vineyards

Coordination & Planning | May June Events

Floral Design | Wedding Muse

Bride’s Gown | Hannelore’s Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids | Hannelore’s Bridal Boutique

Groom and Groomsmen | Jos. A. Bank

DJ | Anthony of MyDeeJay

Catering | Main Event Caterers

Cake | Gataeu

Hair and Make-Up | Amazing Occassions

Invitations | Minted

Photobooth | DC Photobooth

Videographer | Ryan Pace Filmmaker

Second Photographer | Corrin Jasinski Photography

November 3, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Morais Vineyards - Gorgeous! You perfectly captured the depth of this couples love! well done :-)

Grace & Cuong | A Maymont Park Engagement

I met Grace and Cuong just a little over 2 weeks ago over lattes and coffee- and less than a week later we were in Richmond surrounded by beautiful fall light and colors for their engagement session! I get super excited for engagement sessions… especially when it involves a picnic under the trees complete with izzes and brie, and an incredibly sweet couple like these two.

From the beginning of our first meeting- it was clear the level the enthusiasm these two have for their wedding day- we talked and talked…and could have talked for hours. Their enthusiasm immediately became my enthusiasm, I am genuinely THRILLED for these two, and all that’s in store for them. Grace and Cuong have been dating since high school- are the truest of friends, and watching them together is an awesome picture of how wonderful their marriage will be.

Cuong proposed to his best friend (that’d be Grace!) on a beautiful day in August in one of their favorite places, Maymont Park. So, last Friday, we headed back to the scene for their engagement session. Grace and Cuong planned the sweetest picnic, we picked a gigantic tree-of-life-esque tree, laughed and enjoyed sweet treats, and then wandered around the gorgeous property that is Maymont. It was the best time- and a day that left me so joy-filled that it’s certain to last until their wonderful wedding day next September!

Grace and Cuong- thanks for exploring (hiking at points!;)), laughing, and spending the day with me last Friday! And thank you THANK YOU for trusting me to capture this sweet time in your lives- you two are so dear!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from Grace and Coung’s Maymont Park Engagement!2015-10-29_0029

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October 29, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Sue Adams - Lovely, so lovely….delightful:)

October 30, 2015 - 12:00 am

Cuong Vuong - Thank you Sarah :)

Maria & Eric | A Columbia Maryland Wedding

Have you ever been around someone who’s joy is absolutely contagious? It’s the best, right? That’s what I think about when I think on Maria and Eric, their wedding day, and their love for one another.

I met Maria in her hotel suite on a gorgeous September morning while her and her lovely bridesmaids prepped for what was to be a spectacular day. I was so excited to see Maria- because to know her is to adore her. Maria exudes kindness and grace, and that was no different on her wedding day. She greeted me while getting her hair and make-up done with the biggest joy-filled smile- and that was all I needed to prepare to capture this lovely day. Maria lights up a room- and it was such a privilege to photograph her on a day when her smile was especially bright. Getting ready rooms are always one of my favorite parts of the day- because the sweet anticipation is SO high, and so wonderful.

Maria and Eric’s wedding day had no shortage of laughter and joy- watching these two together is a blessing and photographing their special day was such an honor. I’ll never forget their smiles after saying I do, and their sweet forever love for one another.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph- thank you so very much for choosing me to be your photographer- I am so delighted to know you and call you friends! Congratulations to you both- I am so excited to follow your adventures in the years to come!

 

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October 27, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Shavon Robinson - Absolutely beautiful!!!

October 27, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Marie Yeast - Beautiful pictures!

October 27, 2015 - 6:33 pm

Sue Adams - You captured the love beautifully… love that bow tie shot:)

October 27, 2015 - 10:53 pm

Kellee Griffey - These pictures are so beautiful and capture the love that day. Shannon and I, are so happy for you guy and are thankful we were blessed to enjoy your special day. It will be remembered forever.