Woodlawn Wedding published in VIP Alexandria

Katherine and Chris have the most unlikely of wedding stories and you can read it in the VIP Alexandria!  Pick up a print copy at one of 250+ local stores or online here.  This couple was such a joy to work with before, during and after the wedding!  I get so invested in my couples and want them to have an incredible wedding day experience.  But even more I want them to have plenty of pictures, so they remember every bit of the love and celebration!  Our memories are directly tied to our pictures.  The pictures are so important.  And this day was amazing; I know they’ll never forget it!

While Woodlawn has been around a while – the home had a romantic start as a wedding gift from George Washington to his granddaughter – it’s only very recently evolved into one of the very best wedding venues in Alexandria and all of northern Virginia and Washington, DC.  The historic mansion is stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony, especially with lovely white flowers in a moon arch.  And guests can tour the historic home during the cocktail hour, which is held in a cozy garden courtyard with a foundation and cafe lights strung across.  Dinner is served in a permanent tent with tabby concrete floor and chandeliers.  The grounds and home are gorgeous for pictures in so many nooks and crannies, inside and out.

If you’re searching for the best wedding venue in northern Virginia to make once in a lifetime memories, this is one to visit!  And one venue I hope to be photographing many more weddings at in the years to come!

You can see more pictures of this Woodlawn wedding here.

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One Year Old – Monica – Jacksonville Florida Family Photographer

How precious is sweet one year old Monica?! This is her one year old portrait session at the Cummer Garden in Jacksonville, FL, and she was a little rock star. She seemed to know how to pose and work the camera already.  She’s just about to take her first steps and while she so wants to be independent and walking around, she still needs her mommy and daddy’s hands.  So she took a hold of their fingers and off they went!  Such a happy girl and so much fun to photograph! 

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My Nieces are Growing up! – Jacksonville, FL childrens photogapher

My twin nieces just turned 7, how the years fly by!  I wanted to use the formal dress and fascinator that I took pictures of London in, a few years ago.  So they had those special pictures too, before their top teeth started falling out. And just in time! Indy lost her first top tooth a few days later! Such precious girls, it’s a joy to watch them grow.  And they are getting better at cooperating for pictures and it’s becoming more and more fun too!   It’s always worth the effort to have these beautiful pictures of them.  Kids change so fast, you can never have too many pictures! 

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Extended Family Group Pictures – Washington DC Photographer

Just getting extended family all in one place from around the country is a massive feat.  But I’m so glad we could capture this family together in one big family portrait.  It meant so much to the grandparents to have these pictures and I know all the grandchildren will treasure these family pictures all their lives too!
The larger family picture was printed on art velvet paper and in a cherry 10×20 frame.  It came ready to hang to keep things easy and it looks beautiful!  And what fun to have all the kids together too so the grandparents can look at all those sweet faces every day! I know it will make them smile every time they see that framed print too!
Family pictures aren’t easy, but oh so worth taking!

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