Friday, May 30, 2014

Ashley and Otto Featured l Personal

I would lie if I said I wasn't scared when I submitted my first wedding this year. I had only been on Two Bright Lights for two weeks, there was no way a publisher would pick up my images to be published. Those were my thoughts as I hit the 'submit' button. I had to narrow down images from 706 edits to 150 to tell the story of their day. How do you know if you pick the right images? Are they good enough? Are they want they are looking for? It's a scary scary feeling. But as I sat out with friends that same evening after hitting the submit button, I received and acceptance email......The Williams wedding had been accepted for publication. Yes, I geeked out a little, and thought 'holy s*** this is real life, one of my weddings are going to be published.' So for all that told me to go for it, and for the ones that believed in me.... YOU WERE RIGHT! And I can not thank y'all enough for the ongoing support!!!!!

So without further ado Ashley and Otto's Wedding is on My Hotel Wedding:

 And I am also so excited to have my first BADGE!!!!! GGGGGEEEEEEEEKKKK!!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grant and Jennifer Engaged l Northern, Va Wedding Photographer

I couldn't wait to meet Jennifer and Grant, as sometimes we don't meet our clients until their engagement session. Grant, had decided to help quite a bit with the wedding planning (good man) and it was his part to find a few vendors, photographer included. Our first email we connected, he had looked at my website, and read through some of my blog posts. I knew we would have so much fun during their session.

As it was a spring, semi chilly morning. I got up at 5:00 am to make the 2 hour drive to Loudon county in Northern Virginia. Grant and Jennifer had picked out a gorgeous farm for their engagement session. I have become very fond of early morning sessions for this gorgeous light!

 We even let Grant wear his hat for a few.
 I love the way they look and smile at each other!
 Life is so much better to walk through when you have a hand to hold.
 LOVED this tree!
 How perfect is this tractor, and with this lovely couple on it?!?!?
 HA HA HA I caught him sticking his tongue out at Jennifer.
Jennifer, I LOVE your smile and laugh!!! You are GORGEOUS!!
Stunning eyes and smile!!!
 I know I have read a quote somewhere that says 'a couple that hunts together, stays together' I think this is perfect for these two. As we walked through the field and woods to get to this location we saw quite a few critter tracks, turkey, deer, and a coon track.
 This abandon red barn was perfection!
 When you stubble upon an abandoned car, much less an imported car it's a given that we will take pictures with it. :)
 REALLY REALLY cool old car!!
 Jennifer and Grant share a love for football.....BUT not for the same team. So there is a little bit of rivalry during football season.
 Congrats again Grant and Jennifer and I can not wait for your September Wedding!! :)