Saturday, July 23, 2011

Katie and Roy :: Gainesville, VA Wedding

The day Katie and I met in person to discuss her vision for wedding photography, I knew we would be a good match--not only in terms of style, but also in terms of organization!  Katie was on top of her game!  She had questions answered before I asked them, lists made before I needed them and a very clear picture of how she wanted her wedding day to look.  She was calm, cool and collected!  When the wedding day arrived I sensed no nervousness, no stress, just love--from their families and their friends and best of all, love between Katie and her groom, Roy!  And this amazing group of supportive people made me feel welcome and at ease.  I was absolutely honored to be a part of this special wedding day and I'm happy now to share with you a few of my favorite photos from the occasion.

Katie and Roy were married at Virginia Oaks Country Club.  This venue is right in my back yard, but I had not been there prior to the wedding day.  It's a beautiful location and we could not have asked for better weather, or a more inviting sky!

Katie's dress was timeless, with gorgeous beading.  Her bouquet was full of colorful roses, and she carried her Grandmother's rosary around the base.  It was a lovely touch!

Katie, you were so easy to photograph.  Your fun loving attitude and inner beauty shine through in all of the photos!

The ceremony was held in front of the lake on the golf course.  It was a gorgeous setting!

Katie and Roy's friendship was so evident to me.  They are definitely very in love and have a great chemistry. They are fun and so sweet to one another!

This wedding party was wonderful!  They were so great to work with!

The first dance was just incredibly sweet.  Despite some issues with getting their song playing, Katie and Roy were just totally into each other.  I loved every single photo from that dance!

The whole reception was full of dancing and laughing and hugging.  It was an absolute blast.  I honestly had a hard time not putting down my camera and just joining in the fun!

Katie dancing with her Grandpa...FANTASTIC!

Katie's family has a tradition.  Everyone gathers in a circle around the bride and groom and sings, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."  It was adorable!

I'll end with where the evening ended--saying goodbye to Katie and Roy with a shower of bubbles!

Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your celebration!  All my best to you...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

austin and nora

Kira and I have a mutual friend who I have done several sessions with.  She contacted me and was anxious to get some pictures of her new baby girl while she was still new!  At the time I was swamped and wasn't sure I could fit another session in, but Kira was very persistent!  She even drove all the way to my house, from Maryland, to have the photos taken!  I was so glad she did.  Her beautiful girl Nora just melted my heart and Nora's big brother Austin had such a great personality and sweet disposition.  It was a fun and relaxed session and I'm happy to share some of my favorites with you!

Nora was a bit too old for the newborn sleepy baby pictures you typically see.  But as I was editing I realized how fortunate we were that she did want to keep her eyes open.  Look how beautiful they are!  We wouldn't have wanted to miss those eyes!

Austin had fun playing with my kids until it was his turn.  He is such a handsome little guy!

And just like his sister, I could not get over his eyes!  

Austin was so patient and sweet as we tried to get Nora to sit with him for some pictures.  We did get a few!

(I'm fairly certain the above photo is a preview of what's to come!  It just cracks me up!)

Last one...

Thank you for not giving up on me, Kira!  I'm so glad I was able to spend time with you, your mom and your two beautiful children!

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