A Wedding Celebrating Love + Family

There are times when a bride or groom will contact me and there is instant connection and chemistry. Speaking with Linda for the first time was just that- I had sent her a video reply to her inquiry and we just clicked. Speaking with her over the phone felt comfortable.

About 90 percent of the time, I am meeting my couples for the first time on their wedding day- it was no different with this couple. I was able to speak with Linda over the phone a few times, but met Dan the morning of the wedding. He was so welcoming, calm and kind. From that point on, I felt like I was working with family, which is always a great feeling.

The wedding was being hosted at Great Marsh Estate in Bealeton, Virginia which is one of my favorite venues to photograph weddings at. It's idyllic, historic, and beautifully maintained. Plus, they have some of the best staff around- wedding coordinators Lauren and Camillia who are two of the best gals to have by your side. But I digress...

Throughout the day, there were details displaying Linda and Dan's relationship, the importance of their children being involved, artistic details (the wedding top worn by the bride, was created by her very own sister), a custom painted wedding dress hanger, and all hands on deck, comprised of family and close friends of the couple.

I hope this collection of portraits displays the joy, love and celebration of this couple on their very special day. I was very proud to be a part of it, and wish the couple many years of love and blessings.

Venue: Great Marsh Estate

Custom Top: Wellta

Skirt: Davie & Chiyo

Hair: Sue Hair Studio

Makeup: Looks by Soma

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Earrings: Oliveandpiper

Videography: Baroody Productions

bride's wedding shoes and veil sitting on an ornate chair inside the bridal suite at Great Marsh Estate
the brides custom painted wooden hanger holding the bride's custom made lace top
details of the brides custom made lace wedding top
bride wearing a fitted wedding gown looking into the mirror at the Great Marsh Estate bridal suite
black and white portrait of the bride wearing her wediding gown
the bride wearing a wedding dress embracing her groom in a field at Great Marsh Estate
the groom wearing a blue suit walking with his bride wearing a white custom made wedding gown
close up photo of the brides custom made lace wedding top
bride wearing a white wedding dress standing near a.n overlook
close up of the groom wearing a blue suit, and his florals
bride and groom during their wedding ceremony
a bride and groom celebrating just tying the knot