Friday, July 17, 2009

Amanda & Chris Part 2!

To pick up where we left off...

They were finally MARRIED!

The guys:

The whole party:

Here is a stunning shot that Jessica got of Amanda's bouquet.

Then I got some time alone with Amanda & Chris.

mmm sweets! (cake shot by Jess, cookies by me)

First Dance:

This is a great sequence of cake cutting shots... in the second shot, look how Amanda is shoving icing STRAIGHT UP HIS NOSE! Hilarious!

Have a great weekend everyone! Expect a post about my own wedding planning next week!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Amanda & Chris Part 1

On June 27th I had the treat of shooting Amanda & Chris's wedding in my own back yard! We started the day off at Amanda's parents house in Manassas followed by a ceremony close by at the Christus Victor Lutheran Church and finished off the night at the Montclair Country Club in my very own neighborhood. I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I was to be working so close to home. I also had the fantastic Jessica Del Vecchio shooting with me which is always a blast!

When I got to her parents house Suzanne of Faces by SAM was just finishing up Amanda's makeup. Suzanne is also doing my wedding makeup and she is soooo amazing at what she does!

Adorable flower girl. Believe it or not, she had a mini version of Amanda's dress! It was so cute.

Outside for a few quick portraits.

A great detail shot that Jessica got, followed by a moment she captured of Amanda and her mom shortly before the processional started.

Another great set of images that Jessica got as Amanda was headed down the aisle to Chris.

My view:

I can not stress enough how awesome it is to add a second photography to your package! You get soooo much more coverage and you get two very different viewpoints of the whole day. It also allows the camera to be in two places at once capturing moments like these!

And they are MARRIED!

Stay tuned for part 2! I had so many images I wanted to post that I had to make 2 posts!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Carly & Kris - ENGAGED!

Carly & Kris were so much fun to photograph! We met up in Leesburg for our shoot a few weeks ago and despite the crazy heat we were able to get some amazing shots!

Checking out that amazing ring...

We took a little break to cool down. Wine, beer and iced tea, what could be better?

I ran in the middle of the street to take this shot. I am surprised Carly looks so great because I know she was terrified that I would be hit by a car!

I love love love her blue dress against this brick wall.

We were doing some jumping shots and I think this moment was great! Kris jumped but Carly did not because she was having a fit of giggles.

I think small town old movie theaters are so awesome.

After Leesburg we drove over to Ashburn to get some shots of them where they met, at the elementary school where they are both teachers. Of course they had to rock their Steelers jerseys (one of Kris's first gifts to Carly), and Kris's sweeeeeeet new truck!

Thanks for a fun evening guys! Can't wait for the wedding in November!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kelley & Nicole for Jessica Del Vecchio Photography

A few weeks ago I was so lucky to shoot Kelley & Nicole's commitment ceremony with my good friend Jessica Del Vecchio!

Everything was so pretty and the couple were just so sweet. I loved everything about this day!

Kelley's nephew in a wine barrel right before the ceremony, too cute!

Kelly watching Nicole walking down the asile:

I love getting candids of people during the formal photos.

Some alone time with the girls & Jessica.

Cake & Flowers!

First Dance:

Grandpa stealing a kiss!

Breakin' it down:

The grand exit:

A big thanks to Jessica for letting me be a part of this amazing day!