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Meghan + Nacho // Patapsco Valley State Park Engagement

You can probably tell just from looking at them how amazing and awesome these two are.

I warned Meghan + Nacho, after they told me that they would like an engagement session in a state park (in this case, Patapsco Valley), that in order to get the best images possible, I will make them hike, cross rocky creeks, climb waterfalls, + confront their deepest fears (well, not really. I didn’t tell them that beforehand. But we confronted our deepest fears anyway: we crossed paths with a gigantic wolf spider near the waterfall, and it was awesome). Oh right, we located Maryland’s second biggest waterfall, Cascade Falls!!

…it’s not very big.

Two hours of trail-trodding and discovery later, we got back to our cars with a few minor bug bites and a wonderful sense of joy. It was amazing getting to know Meghan and Nacho and I’m so glad we got the chance to hang out and make beautiful photos together!

Danielle + Tom // Alexandria Virginia Wedding

Oh, just an absolutely perfect wedding for your perusal today!
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It’s so exciting to see two people with real passion for each other! Danielle and Tom are MFEO (made for each other—Sleepless in Seattle, anyone? No? Just me? …moving on…)

Let’s start with Tome. Tom is a total sweetheart. Since the minute the three of us met, every time he looked at Danielle he was absolutely beaming with joy! Their engagement session went so awesomely well that the long 6-month wait til their wedding nearly killed me.

On to the wedding!

The ceremony took place at Blessed Sacrament Church, which is a gorgeous Catholic church in Northern Virginia. Afterwards the bridal party and I endured sub-freezing temperatures for epic portraits in Old Town Alexandria!

I love it when a couple incorporates their gifts into their wedding day. One of Danielle’s gifts is that she is an amazing vocalist, so she sang to Tom at the reception! I was totally blown away by how beautiful her voice is. They also had a curated karaoke party section during their reception (AWESOME). Since Danielle is one of The Alexandria Singers, naturally a bunch of the guests were incredibly talented singers as well, and a few of them sang songs for the couple and the rest of the wedding guests to get down to! Before the party was over, we ventured out into the freeze again for some incredible night portraits. Thank you, D + T, for the opportunity to be there with you!

It’s easy to see why these two are a perfect match. See for yourself below!

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CARRIE + TIM :: UPPER SHIRLEY VINEYARDS :: VIRGINIA WEDDING

So happy to finally share a few of my favorites from this unbelievably gorgeous wedding at Upper Shirley Vineyards, right outside of Richmond Virginia!

Congratulations Carrie + Tim :)