Category Archives: Weddings

Jessica & Sean | Romantic Pink & Green Summer Stevenson Ridge Wedding

the couple Jessica and Sean met as many of my couples do, online! Similar backgrounds drew them to each other and shared love of travel, hiking and wine sealed the deal! Jessica loved what a gentleman Sean was and he found her super interesting on their first date. When I say that these two love...

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Ashley & Ryan | Peach & Mint Summer Inn at Willow Grove Wedding

the couple Ashley and Ryan had a gorgeous peach & mint summer Inn at Willow Grove Wedding over Labor Day weekend. We had beautiful weather to close out the summer and celebrate their love. David and I have really enjoyed getting to know Ashley and Ryan over the last year as they have been planning...

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Natalie & John | Potomac River Waterfront Wedding

Potomac River Waterfront Wedding – This doesn’t happen very often but I totally talked my hubby into moving a trip we had planned so I could shoot this wedding entirely based off how Natalie described her plans to me! I remember when she contacted me and told me our mutual newborn photographer had referred her...

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Aly & Bryan | Summer Navy Inn at Willow Grove Wedding

  Summer Navy Inn at Willow Grove Wedding – “Thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again, your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant”. If you are a child of the 80’s or 90’s you know you started singing 5 words into this blog post! If you...

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Jodi & Michael | The Lodge at Stevenson Ridge Fall Wedding

the couple The Lodge at Stevenson Ridge Fall Wedding – I noticed it several times as I look through my viewfinder on their wedding day and it made my heart smile! It was a glow that surrounded Jodi, a happy bride glow and it swept Michael up in it’s wave. He couldn’t stop staring at her...

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