Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cari & Jamie - Westminster Riding Club Wedding Photography

Cari and I hit it off pretty quickly at our initial consultation. She made me laugh and we bonded over the Hunger Games (yes, I remember that from more than a year ago) and life in general. I liked her immediately and though I never met Jamie until the day of the wedding, it felt like I had known him longer. He's the kind of guy who can get along with anyone, and someone you want on your team. Lucky for Cari, he's on her team for life now!

Catering & Cake: Santoni's Marketplace and Catering
Ceremony: Deer Park United Methodist
DJ: Derek Romanoff
Flowers: Dino (family friend)
Hair: Forrester & Friends Studio 18 Salon (Bobbi and Anna)
Makeup: Tracy (maid of honor)
Photography: Emily Chastain Photography
Reception: Westminster Riding Club

Friday, May 24, 2013

Lily & Tony - DC Sunrise Engagement Photography

Well, I did it again! Another sunrise engagement session. :) And like last time, I loved it for the empty streets and the beautiful light. And Lily and Tony too, of course. They are so sweet and picked me up at the Metro downtown so I didn't have to walk a mile. (Side note: the biggest difference between taking the last train at night and the first train in the morning is the smell. Everyone smells way better.) AND they brought me breakfast. Seriously, I have the most awesome clients ever.

Lily told me she was a little concerned about bringing their chihuahua Rico because he could be a little bit of a "diva" but I told her not to worry, I am a bit of a dog whisperer. (Okay, not really at all, but dogs do usually seem to like me.) Well Rico only barked at me once or twice then spent the rest of the time barking at everyone else so it worked out pretty well. He even let me hold his leash for a while, which I considered a win. :) Anyway, this session was a blast and now I have big things to look forward to Lily and Tony's wedding next year!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Laura - Brookside Gardens Senior Portrait Photography

Every once in a while, I get to shoot a senior session. This is always fun for me, because I remember back to the time when I was a senior in high school, and how long ago that seems, and how different I am now. I'm pretty sure I was nowhere near as mature as Laura is, and not as talented either. This session was truly a joy to shoot, and it's not often I get to pose a rabbit in my photos! Laura, I wish you all the best as you embark on your new college journey at JMU in the fall! (PS. Make sure you eat at Jack Brown's - seriously, best burger of my life! )