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Warm. That is the word that comes to mind as I remember this wedding day. Not because of the temperature [it was actually freezing], but because of the overall sentiment. The sweetness of everything filled my heart. The day began at an AMAZING venue. Although we were in the heart of Northern Virginia, I felt as if we were tucked away in our own paradise. Lauren and Danny have passionate and beautiful hearts that overflowed into every detail of their wedding. The soft sound of the musette accordion played as Lauren walked down the aisle while guests sat warmly under blankets sipping hot drinks. Clinging to the last of fall’s warmth, they had their cocktail hour outside by the venue’s pool and garden and once the sunset, guests walked with guiding lanterns to the barn. This wedding is definitely a favorite, and I’m so excited to share!

Venue | Murray Hill
Hair | Hairstyle & Color by Natalya
Makeup | Tica Beauty
Catering | Seasoned to Taste
Tables | Barnes Handcrafted Farmhouse Tables
Pies | Mom’s Apple Pie Co
Musette Accordion | Family Friend
DJ | Finest Sounds

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Readers, you are in for a treat! Liz and John are a gorgeous couple who wanted something different for their engagement session. Studio sessions are my favorite for many reasons, but one main reason is because they are just that – something different. I love the glamorous vibe Liz brought to this session. I felt like I was photographing Angelina and Brad. These two are so in love and I’m so excited for them to be getting married! Best wishes and congrats, you two!

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They’ll say, “Oh it’s really classy,” with a sarcastic grin when you ask them how they met, “we met at a bar.” But honestly, these two ARE classy. But also down to earth. On one of my rare free Saturdays, I met these two in Alexandria for their engagement shoot. There were so many people along the main streets, so we stuck to the side streets and the docks trying to capture the feeling of fall. The trees in Virginia were a little late to the game, but we were able to get a little bit of a glow toward the end!

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Oh how I love Rebecca’s ring!

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Everyone I’ve met from Baltimore has been crazy about their city. I’ve never explored much, but I fell in love with Federal Hill, the neighborhood Rachael and Brad had their wedding day! The row houses, the harbor, the cute old streets with festive holiday decor and bright painted benches and doors – I could have shot on those streets all day! I was so excited to be a part of this wedding. As I talked about during their engagement blog post, Rachael and I went to photography school together. Obviously, I was stoked to photograph their wedding. It was such an honor to be there and celebrate with them! Also, instead of going on a honeymoon, these two saved their money and just bought a house! Congrats, guys – excited to see what’s in store for y’all!

Church | Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church
Reception | Baltimore Museum of Industry
Florist | Local Color Flowers
Cake | Sugar Bakers
Catering | Hunt Valley Catering
Gown | Vera Wang
Paper goods | DIY
Second Shooter | Brittany Claud

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A subtle nod to Baltimore’s Ravens and Orioles. with the colors! Love it!

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