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Bethany & Olen | Culpeper Engagement

  When Bethany and Olen filled out my client questionnaire they said they didn’t think they would be able to look like the other couples on my blog, they were nervous about not being able to look natural in front of the camera.  About 20 minutes into their session I showed them a couple images and…

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  • SusanJune 20, 2011 - 8:17 pm

    I absolutely love the emotions captured in the photos! What an exceptional group of shots!

  • JennaJune 22, 2011 - 9:02 am

    Wonderful pictures. Looking forward to the wedding and more great shots of the couple.

  • Betsy BransonJune 22, 2011 - 10:02 am

    Beautiful pictures. So natural and the emotions so real.

  • TeresaJune 22, 2011 - 10:12 am

    Congratulationos!! These were some beautiful shots. Wishing you both the best in your new lives together.

  • JessicaJune 22, 2011 - 10:41 am

    Beautiful Pictures

  • Margaret JamesJune 22, 2011 - 10:55 am

    So many beautiful photos, it was hard to vote for just one.

  • Ann GunnJune 22, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Love the photo’s of Olen and Bethany.

  • AnnalisaJune 22, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Sei bellissima! Complimenti per il vostro impegno! tanti baci!

  • BethJune 22, 2011 - 9:35 pm

    Olen… congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!! I wish you and your bride all the happiness in life!

  • LynnJune 22, 2011 - 11:19 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing. It was hard to pick a favorite but I love the “family” photo with Duncan!

  • Bonnie Becker-WellsJune 23, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Awesome pics! Can’t wait until August 20th! Thanks for the invite.

  • LeAnnJune 24, 2011 - 8:38 am

    Really good pictures! Congratulations!

  • AllisonJune 24, 2011 - 10:34 am

    Such beautiful pictures and family! The location was gorgeous!

  • Adam StackhouseJune 29, 2011 - 3:19 pm

    hay hay those are some classy photographs barnthany

  • DaisyJune 29, 2011 - 3:46 pm

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding. You are a beautiful couple!

  • LanceJune 29, 2011 - 4:00 pm

    Seriously lovely photos — congratulations! (And Bethany, hello hello, after much too long! Hope to meet Olen one day soon.)

  • Aaron BellJune 29, 2011 - 6:36 pm

    Congrats guys!

  • AmandaJune 29, 2011 - 8:14 pm

    These pictures are beautiful Bethany. The dog is adorable, but the couple is EVEN cuter!

  • KelleyJune 29, 2011 - 9:07 pm

    These are beautiful pictures!

  • LaurenJune 29, 2011 - 10:07 pm

    These pictures are so great! They both look so happy and in love. Congrats!

  • kayJune 30, 2011 - 10:35 am

    wow — these are really crsisp/clear — you guys look great! nice choice for a venue, too

  • KatieJuly 4, 2011 - 7:06 pm

    Congrats! Beautiful pics.

Samantha & Sam | Occoquan Engagement

When a mutual friend Katie emailed me that two of her friends were getting married and she had referred me she called them Sam². (ps- I totally had to look up how to do the squared symbol!)  When your name is Samantha and you are marrying Samuel I’m pretty sure you know that you will forever be…

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  • marianneJune 15, 2011 - 9:51 pm

    Gorgeous! Not only stunning photos but they look as though they are having so much fun; a credit to the photographer!

  • Linda ErlandsonJune 15, 2011 - 10:47 pm

    Sam & Samantha all the pictures are beautiful. At first I thought I would have no problems picking out my favorite and then they were all becoming my favorite so it was difficult. Congratulations you make a beautiful couple.

  • JenniferJune 15, 2011 - 11:06 pm

    Congratulations to the happy couple. The photos are amazing.

  • MeganJune 17, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    Awesome pictures! Love you guys!

  • StacyJune 21, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    Hi Sams… you know your photos make me smile! Luv you both much!

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Rachel and Edwin | Downtown Fredericksburg Engagement

The first time I met Rachel I had hair envy.  I have always wanted to have curly hair, even now I find myself wistfully looking at those curly haired girls wishing my hair looked like that.  I tried to achieve the same look with perms as a kid but more often then not I resembled…

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  • ElissaJune 2, 2011 - 7:21 pm

    You both look wonderful, and so happy :) I can’t wait for the big day!

  • JessamyJune 2, 2011 - 9:33 pm

    Congratulations to both of you!! Beautiful pictures…I know the wedding will be just as beautiful!

  • BethanyJune 2, 2011 - 11:01 pm

    I love the pictures! You are right, Rachel is absolutely stunning. I love her curly hair too! Congratulations to you both and warm wishes for your future love and happiness.

  • JenJune 2, 2011 - 11:07 pm

    Congratulations Rachel and Edwin!! The photos are beautiful and I can’t wait to see more celebrating together. :) RL OTT sisters fo life. <3

  • Kathleen RogersJune 3, 2011 - 2:25 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I love the three outfit changes. I love Fredericksburg as a backdrop. Love. Love. Love!


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