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Best of 2018 | Weddings

Best of 2018 | Weddings

The last of our 2018 favorites! Each of these weddings were very different from each other but all incredible in their own way. I love seeing the way each of the couples display their style through their wedding details, colors, and decor! This is just the beginning of their love stories, and it was an honor to capture each one. It was also wonderful to work with each of their families! We continue to add new friends to our AGP couples each year and it makes our job such a blessing.

Behind the Scenes 2018!

Behind the Scenes 2018!

This is always such a fun post to put together! I love looking back over the year and re-living all the sweet moments at each wedding through the images. I was pregnant this entire wedding season which made things interesting! As my belly grew each month, guests loved to make comments and give advice at each wedding. It was always entertaining!

Mark & Shelby {The Granary at Valley Pike Farm Market in Weyers Cave, VA}

Mark & Shelby {The Granary at Valley Pike Farm Market in Weyers Cave, VA}

Mark and Shelby are married!! They say it is good luck when it rains on your wedding day, and it was pouring right before these two tied the knot! They exchanged vows in their reception room with the beautiful string lights overhead and their family and friends surrounding them. It stopped raining after the ceremony, so we were able to take portraits outside! It was amazing.

Jeff & Melissa {Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA}

Jeff & Melissa {Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA}

This was a wedding for the books! Jeff and Melissa said, "I do" under a beautiful Chuppah with friends and family there to celebrate. After the ceremony, they danced the night away with a fun sparkler exit at midnight. It was a wonderful day! 

Stephen & Susan {Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA}

Stephen & Susan {Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA}

Stephen and Susan are married!! It was a gorgeous day at Westwood Country Club in Virginia where these two tied the knot and danced the night away. Their fur baby golden retriever pup couldn't be at the wedding so they had a cutout of him for the photobooth. It was adorable! The pink bridesmaid dresses and incredible florals made for a gorgeous combination. 

Best of 2017 | Weddings

Best of 2017 | Weddings

What a year! Looking back, 2017 was an incredible year and God provided in big ways. Having Payton, continuing to work with amazing couples, learning how to run a small business and be a mom, and fun trips with Kevin. I am also continuing to realize that there is joy to be found in the day-to-day. Slowing down, being present in each moment.

Behind the Scenes 2017!

Behind the Scenes 2017!

This is always a fun post to share each year! There is a lot that goes on at each wedding to create the images you see. You will see everything from veil throwing, bumblebees flying around, and blocking the sun with a reflector in this post. This year I even shot a wedding with a broken toe! Nothing can stop me from capturing your beautiful day. 

Caleb & Jenny {Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, MD}

Caleb & Jenny {Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, MD}

People ask me sometimes if I get bored shooting weddings since it is the same event every time. I always tell them that I love it each time and I never get bored! Every couple of ours is different and the celebration of their relationship is unique to them. These two were no exception! Caleb and Jenny tied the knot at Church of the Resurrection and it was a beautiful ceremony. Before they said, "I do" they shared a sweet First Look in the sanctuary.

Matt & Kristin {Whitehall Estate in Bluemont, VA}

Matt & Kristin {Whitehall Estate in Bluemont, VA}

Whitehall Estate is such a dreamy venue. It was the perfect location for Matt and Kristin to tie the knot! They shared a First Look and we were able to get a few portraits in before the rain started. We were so thankful they did a First Look because it was pouring the rest of the day! Thankfully the indoor ceremony site was just as pretty as the outdoor location.

David & Emily {Olde River Farm in Crawford, VA}

David & Emily {Olde River Farm in Crawford, VA}

David & Emily are married!! This wedding was very special because four years ago I shot her sisters wedding at this same farm. And Olde River Farm just happens to be her childhood family home! It was the most beautiful Saturday afternoon; the sun was shining and there was a cool breeze blowing. Their ceremony was on the top of a hill next to the family home and it was beautiful.

Best of 2016 | Weddings

Best of 2016 | Weddings

What an amazing year it has been! Traveling up north to Cape Cod and also down south to South Carolina, we covered many states in the weddings we shot this year. We also experienced windy weddings, several rainy day weddings, and perfect autumn fall weddings! It was the perfect mix.

Behind the Scenes 2016!

Behind the Scenes 2016!

I look forward to post this blog every year! Kevin does a great job of taking behind the scenes pictures during the wedding day. It is cool to see the environment you are in when shooting and then the final picture next to it! In 2016 we decided to move from shooting 20+ weddings to capping at 15. This was the best decision we made for our business and family because we were able to really focus on each couple and still have time for our marriage throughout the year.

Chris & Erin {Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA}

Chris & Erin {Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA}

Chris & Erin are married! These two got married on the windiest day of the year! But that didn't stop them from having a beautiful day. I am thankful they braved the cold wind for outdoor bride & groom portraits! 

Jim & Taylor {Ritz-Carlton Georgetown in Washington, DC}

Jim & Taylor {Ritz-Carlton Georgetown in Washington, DC}

Jim & Taylor are married! Their wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown was glamorous and romantic. Gold details, Jimmy Choo heels, and dozens of candles at the alter. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception! These two have a sweet love for each other that was evident throughout the whole day. And Jim's speech during the reception had everyone teary-eyed over his love for Taylor!

Paul & Meghan {The Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA}

Paul & Meghan {The Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA}

This was a very special wedding for me to photograph. Meg and I have been friends for over 10 years and now she is officially Mrs. Martin! I also photographed her sister Katie's wedding four years ago and I just love these sisters! Paul and Meghan met online and the rest is history.