Loudon County Newborn Photos – Avery

It’s hard to believe it’s been over four years since I was photographing baby Cameron and Muggsy.  Cameron is now a very chatty, helpful and loving big brother, and Muggsy has his work cut out for him keeping up with them both!  Cameron set the bar high as a newborn, but Avery was the perfect little model for his first photo shoot too!  

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This daddy/baby picture is one of my all time favorites.  The Filipino/Polynesian tribal pattern tattoo is a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful baby boy. 
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Hotel du Pont Wedding Photos – Congratulations Jen and Matt!

The Hotel du Pont in Wilmington Delaware is a gorgeous, location for elegant, romantic wedding pictures.  This old-world location is grand and formal and a perfect backdrop for Jen’s gorgeous crystal ballgown.  It was a joy to work with this couple over their long engagement and it seemed surreal that their big day was finally happening, just as they’d dreamed.  A fabulous time was had by all as they celebrated late into the night. 

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Ceremony and Reception: Hotel du Pont – Wilmington, DE

DJ: Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys

Florist: A Garden Party

Hair and Makeup: Langmore Salon

Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC

Dress Designer: Danielle Caprese

Photographer: jan michele photography


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River Farm Alexandria, VA Photographer – Congratulations Sarah and Matt!

River Farm in Alexandria, VA is a favorite spot for me to photograph weddings for a good reason.  It’s beautiful no matter the weather.  Sarah and Matt were married in a garden ceremony under the historic Osage Orange tree on a hot July day.  And Sarah was an absolutely stunning bride!  Lots of sweet moments and memories were made for this couple and their friends and family.

When you get married on a 99 degree day and the neighborhood’s power goes out briefly, bridesmaids are really helpful! 

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I love the way this mama looks at her son!  Such pride! 
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Lots of brother-in-laws for this bride! 
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Their beloved dog, Troy, was in attendance on the cake.
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Signature drink: Raspberry Romance.
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Grooms, I do not recommend this! 
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Venue: River Farm, Alexandria, VA

Flowers: James Cox

Caterer: Tasteful Affairs – Linda Harkness

Photographer: jan michele photography – Jan Graves


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Alexandria, VA Summer Wedding – Congratulations Brette and Dan!

Brette and Dan’s early July wedding day in Alexandria, VA was unusually cool and damp, moving the ceremony location under cover to keep everyone dry.  But that didn’t change the huge smiles on Brette and Dan’s faces the entire day.  Those two relished every moment and it was a joy to watch their happiness as they celebrated.  They also didn’t mind getting drizzled on for outside pictures, which I especially appreciated.  The beauty in a wedding day truly is in the hearts of the couple and not in the weather!

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Wedding Planner: Traudline’s Joyous Celebrations

Officiant: Rabbi Bruce Aft

DJ: Hesson Entertainment

Cake: Alexandria Pastry Shop

Florist: Helen Olivia Flowers

Makeup and Hair: Bazzak Salon

Dress Shop: Ellie’s Bridal, Designer: Stella York

Photographer: jan michele photography


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