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Jenna & Roland's Pleasant Springs Farm Elopement, 9.5.2015

Jenna contacted me about photographing her sweet little elopement and from the start, I knew she'd be a dream to work with and for. She sent me a link to her pinterest so I could check out her "wedding vibe" as she called it, and I was swooning from that moment on. When I arrived at this lovely little B&B tucked into the woods, it was like stepping into a Thomas Kinkade painting.

Jenna & Roland - you two were amazing and wonderful and all of those wonderful words and it makes me wildly happy that you picked me to tell your story. Your love for each other was so beautiful and unmistakable and is exactly why I love doing what I do. So thanks for being two of my new favorite people, and for risking sheep and spiders in search of beautiful wedding photos.

 ... And Blood Orange San Pellegrino may be my new addiction!

Venue: Pleasant Springs Farm B&B

 

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Bevin & Brian's Washington DC Wedding, 5.9.2015

From the moment I met up with Bevin & Brian on their wedding day, I knew it was going to be magical. Though they had not seen each other that morning, their glowing smiles matched perfectly. It was a day filled with sunshine, donuts, laughter, mimosas, and love.

Bevin & Brian, you two were a dream to work with. Thank you for the blessing of asking me to capture your beautiful day.

Flowers: Shelly @ The Flower Biz
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The day started at the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row Hotel, at least for the ladies.

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Florist: Shelly at  The Flower Biz

Florist: Shelly at The Flower Biz

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Brian and his brother (and best man) Adam started off the morning at the Grooming Lounge.

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The wedding was held at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Woodley Park.

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And as the last dance was Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds...

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Reecie & Aaron's Oregon City Wedding, 5.24.2015

Over Memorial Day, I flew to Oregon to photograph Reecie & Aaron's lovely wedding, held in the Tumwater Room at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, with beautiful views of the Willamette River and Willamette Falls.

The love between the two of them clearly triumphed over any worries of the day.  It was magical. Reecie and Aaron's family & friends made me feel like family right from the first moment I met them.

Reecie & Aaron, you two are amazing. Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your day!

And now, the good stuff!

We started the day at the Dosha salon. Seriously the coolest place to get hair and make-up done - look at the cool mirrors and lights! The stylists and makeup artists did such a great job too.

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After a lunch break, we trekked to the Tumwater Room. Such pretty flowers surrounded the museum, I couldn't help but take advantage of them.

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The vows were exchanged and the glass was broken in the gorgeous Tumwater Room.

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The two families meshed together quite wonderfully - I wish all family formals were this fun!

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The reception started with toasts...

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Then the party started!

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There was even a stormtrooper toss. Reecie had caught the stormtrooper at a previous wedding and wanted to continue the tradition.

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