Driving to 8 Chains North on this sunny Saturday the winds were predicted to be 25mph! It was a windy day indeed but luckily it saw some lulls that we were able to take some beautiful images during! I always say if it’s not raining we have nothing to worry about! 8 Chains North is one of my favorite wineries and it was my second time shooting at this awesome venue. Last time I shot here it was mid-August and the vines were green instead of the beautiful yellow they turned in the fall. I adored the red theme that Melinda had going; just wait till you check out her florals and bridesmaids. Her flower crown is to die for! I also really loved how important family is to these two and I loved all the little in-between games/events during the reception. I want to extend a big thank you to Libby Denton Photography (my earlier October bride and now a Potter :)) for second shooting for me and thank you to Melinda + Kevin for allowing me to be apart of their special day!
I’m so excited to share Erin and Tiernan’s wedding today! All three of us attended the University of Mary Washington and Terry and I were both English majors together. I was really happy when they reached out as Terry had always said they’d be in touch just as soon as he asked Erin to marry him :). Finally, after much planning and preparation, the big day arrived! Erin and Terry incorporated a few different details into their wedding day which I loved: the reading of personal vows to each other following their first look and they had a private 30 minute block set up during cocktail hour so they could spend some time with just each other right after being married :). We also had a time set up for sunset portraits during the reception; so glad they wanted to do that! It was such an honor to shoot at Irvine Estate again and this will always be one of my favorite wedding venues! Thank you to Rosie Omar Photography for second shooting for me! A few of her photos are included, most notably the photos of the groomsmen getting ready. And finally, thank you to Erin and Terry for trusting me to capture your wedding day; hope you love the images!
I just loved working with Libby and Jeremy! I particularly loved the details they included in their wedding. Libby’s bouquet was the perfect backdrop for her amazing sapphire ring! Their reception dinner included long tables with a full meat and cheese spread with nuts and dried fruits. And their cake was…wait for it…a big rice krispie treat! The whole event was both classy and casual and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more! Not only that but Libby is also a photographer, and she even second shot one of my later October weddings with me! So fun! These two were a dream to work with and I hope you enjoy the photos! Special thanks to Kuralay of 1001 Angles Photography for second shooting and you’ll see some of her images in this post 🙂
What a great day Hannah + Garrett’s wedding day was! This wedding was special for me because I was a guest as well as the photographer! My boyfriend, Andrew, was in the wedding party (yes, he’s the one with the mustache :-P), so this made the entire day that much more fun! Hannah and Garrett are so easygoing and laid-back; we decided on a first look about 30 minutes before the ceremony! True story! Loved their spontaneity and how they didn’t take anything too seriously. Their wedding was at a farm of their close friend’s and I just loved the intimate atmosphere. Thank you to Hannah + Garrett for a beautiful day!
It was a no brainer to pick Georgetown for Libby and Jeremy’s engagement shoot when they said they were looking for architecture, tunnels, and textured walls. Libby is an organized planner and Jeremy brings a go with the flow calmness. Loved working with them! The light was beautiful and we checked out many little spots along the Georgetown waterfront. My favorite things about this shoot were Libby’s gorgeous sapphire engagement ring; the variety of architecture and proximities to water; and Libby and Jeremy’s outfit coordination and color choices (blues and greens are my favorite!).
Sarah and Alex are two of the most caring people I’ve ever met! After their engagement shoot I couldn’t wait to get to July! At their wedding I learned how special they are to all of their friends and family and to each other. Their wedding reflected their passion for all living things and the environment. Khimaira Farm was the perfect setting for them. The whole event was laid back and stress free and and we got so many beautiful images! Some of my favorite highlights include a massive spread of baked goods, the groomsmen’s awesome boutonnieres, and getting to use a beautiful vintage couch for some portraits! Thank you to Kuralay Nuramnova of 1001 Angles Photography for second shooting for me!