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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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Serena + Jenson // Richmond Virginia Wedding

Ever since their engagement session a few months ago I counted the days to Serena + Jenson's wedding!  They are such an incredible, fun couple and I knew it would be amazing.  The gorgeous ceremony was at Tuckahoe Plantation just outside of Richmond, with a reception at Urban Roost, an offshoot of Supper! which is one of my favorite Richmond restaurants!

A couple highlights to look out for: Epic tree-lined outdoor ceremony, Serena + Jenson's dog Ricky makes another glorious appearance, 1000-year old farm cat doing whatever she wanted during the ceremony, King of Pops vibes at cocktail hour, giant jenga fails, hula-hooping wins, and lots of portrait time!

Congratulations you two!  On to the photos:

Amanda + Jason // Richmond Virginia Engagement

Amanda + Jason met up with me at Floodwall Park in Richmond Virginia, and we explored the small park and gigantic floodwall, with its epic views of the James River and downtown Richmond City!  It was warm and wonderful, sunny and not too hot.  And yes they brought their dog along!

I loved spending some time with these two and getting to know them a bit!  Amanda + Jason are spunky and adventurous, and their love for each other is evident just looking at them. 

After Floodwall Park we made our way over to Scott's Addition and walked around exploring for a bit before stopping by Ardent for a few beers, which speaking of, I'm going to recommend beers during all future engagement sessions.

It's...the right thing to do.

Their wedding isn't until next year, but I'm already excited for it!

Adventures below: