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  • "Photographers deal in things that are continually vanishing and when they have vanished, there is no contrivance on earth that can make them come back again." ~ Henri Cartier Bresson

Alex and Matt were married this past September in the most idyllic spot that is Riverside on the Potomac.  This farm is literally on the Potomac River and it is connected to horse farms and rolling hills.  Every time a bride e-mails and says she is getting married at Riverside, I get a little giddy and excited because that’s how much I love this venue.  Alex and Matt met while they were in college.  They were set up on a date by Alex’s friend, I don’t think either of them would have thought that one single date, would lead to years of love and friendship, culminating in their marriage.  These two are so equally matched in every way and complement each other perfectly.  I loved their personal taste and style for their wedding.  The lavender and blues that the bridal party wore, were the perfect color combination and Petals and Hedges outdid herself with the florals.  It was an affair to remember for sure!

 

Event Planning: Tricia Christine Weddings | Florals: Petals and Hedges | Venue: Riverside on the Potomac | Photography: Photography Du Jour | Hair: Jordan K. Winn | Makeup: Phenomenal Faces | Videographer: Ginger Topham | Band: Significant Others | Caterer: Smokin’ Willy’s

One last portrait in the glowy sunlight, Riverside is known for.And just because, what could be better than one dress for your wedding day?  Two BHLDN dresses for your wedding day! And a little unintentional wedding guest wandering the grounds.  I really can’t resist a cute chicken!This barn…  ahhh!   I love this barn!

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Who’s looking outdoors and feeling ready for spring?  This girl most certainly is!  Winter in Virginia this year has been pretty blah and not even really a pretty snow to capture at all.  I love my snow photo shoots, but mother nature just hasn’t cooperated and so I feel ready to just move on.  The trees are starting to bud and you know when you look outside and you see the slightest twinge of red on the ends of the branches, spring is just around the corner.  It reminded me of the prettiest spring photo shoot I did at Tranquility Farm in Purcellville, Virgnia.  It is a relatively new venue and beautiful at that!  It’s historic, charming, and has a lovely barn.  Not to mention the flowering trees in the spring would make me want to plan my wedding date around them, they are so beautiful.  This venue is just a short drive from my home and I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such a pretty spot.  Enjoy!

Event Design & Florals: Event Studio | Venue: Tranquility Farm | Dresses: Ebrada Atelier | Cake: Shugar Shugar | Catering: Blue Water Kitchen | Sweets: The Boutique Bakeshop

 

Joe & Roxana’s wedding was by far my most colorful wedding of the year!  The marrying of two cultures together, Mexican and Indian, produced a virtual color feast for the eyes and was a fun start to my spring weddings this past year.  Joe and Roxana are some of the most genuine and kind people I have come across.  They are fun, intelligent, and it was clear by the guests that attended, that they keep their friends and family close at heart.  They were so fun to capture!  Here are the lovely vendors that helped to make their day perfect.

Lighting: Superlative Events | Florals: Bella Fiori | Venue: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center | Cake: Classic Bakery | Wedding Gown: Cristiano Lucci | Accomodations: The W, Washington D.C. | Music:

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Whitney and Robert are two very special people in my life.  Whitney is my cousin and was always like a little sister to me.  Although she lived in Texas and I grew up in Washington, my Uncle Dean and Aunt Joanne were good about bringing their children, Whitney and Travis, back home to visit.  Whitney was always so engaging and fun to talk to.  She had so much energy all of the time and I marveled at her enthusiasm and opinions at a young age.  She always knew what she wanted and was determined to see it through.  I can remember a sailing trip up to the San Juan Islands and I was tasked with watching Whitney.  It was fun to see her curiosity about the world as a child and her endless questions about crabbing, sailing, and everything under the sun.  Fast forward to her teenage years and Whitney came to visit us in Virginia for a summer.  Whitney was so good with my children and they loved spending time with her.  She was always patient and engaging them with questions.  Whitney is one of those people that when she walks into a room, you feel her presence and people are just drawn to her.   After successfully completing her nursing degree and buying a house, it was time to settle down with the love of her life, Robert.

Robert adores Whitney and it’s evident in the way he holds her hand, steals glances to make sure she’s okay, and is always the perfect southern gentlemen in word and deed.  Even though I don’t know Robert as well as I know Whitney, in the time that we have had to get to know each other, I’m impressed with his down to earth personality and warmth.  I am so glad my cousin found her person.  Congratulations Whitney and Robert!

A special thanks goes to Monica Evans Photography for assisting me in capturing this wedding!  Thank you so much!

Hotel: The Magnolia | Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice | Event Planning: Eventology Weddings | Dress: Vera Wang | Flowers: SCF Events | Catering: Sam Buca | Band: Buzz and the Blue Cats | Second Photographer: Monica Evans Photography

 

Houston Wedding Photographer_503Funny story about this photo…  at her parent’s wedding, the ring bearer sneaked into the getaway limo after the ceremony and we continued that tradition here with the ring bearer, John.Houston Wedding Photographer_502

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Flowers & Event Design | Event Studio ~ Music| The Bachelor Boys ~ Wedding Gown| BHLDN ~ Cake | Shugar Shugar ~ Venue| Murray Hill

Murray Hill, what can I say?  You have my heart.  Shara & Matt chose this perfect place to commit their lives to one another.  It was a day filled with emotion, tears (joyful ones), beauty, good weather, laughter, and most of all, love.  I will always cherish this wedding.  Enjoy!

 

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